Sunday, December 5, 2010

Artistic politics/Political art

"Decolonizing architecture" -- description of a talk:
Decolonizing Architecture seeks to use spatial practice as a form of political intervention and narration. Their practice continuously engages a complex set of architectural problems centered around one of the most difficult dilemmas of political practice: how to act both propositionally and critically within an environment in which the political force field, as complex as it may be, is so dramatically skewed.
The people involved (see the "imaginary denizens", overlaid on real people) :
Organized in conjunction with exhibition, a panel discussion co-presented by REDCAT and MAK Center for Art and Architecture will bring together Alessandro Petti, founding member and director of Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency; Iain Boal of RETORT, the Bay Area collective of writers, activists and scholars, and co-author of Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War;architect and UCSD professor Teddy Cruz whose work centers around urban research/design within context of the U.S.-Mexico border; and Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG. Moderated by director of MAK Center Kimberli Meyer on Wednesday January 26 at 7:30pm at REDCAT.

"How to re-inhabit your enemy's house" (2009). Installation view, 11th International Istanbul Biennial. Courtesy the artists.
Caption: "How to re-inhabit your enemy's house" (2009)

Thanks to BLDGBLOG

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