Archive | March 20, 2012

A La Carte: A Board-Game Project

By: Aaron, María, Jimena

With this project we want to address the information gap between large groups of ordinary people and their food. We chose this topic because in recent decades there has been a raised awareness around what we eat and how our food is produced.

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OralLore

Hey everybody, this is basically the post I put on my blog about my project – I should have posted it here earlier, apologies. Fostering New Civic Narratives Through Intervention in New Haven This project is designed to address and confront dominant narratives which construct the public consciousness of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. […]

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The Real Cost of Beauty

In “Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception,” Adorno and Horkheimer argue that the culture industry has affected everything with ‘sameness’. The masses, under monopoly, no longer address issues affecting humanity, but are geared more towards generating profit. An important issue they bring up is the willingness of consumers to consciously fall trap to this mass […]

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Working Title – NY Street Vendors

Overview: There are an estimated 10,000+ licensed street vendors in New York City, selling everything from hot dogs to books to phone chargers. Many of the vendors are recent immigrants or military veterans for whom selling their goods on the public sidewalk represents one of the few opportunities they have to make a living. They […]

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Project Concept proposal: Radical Questions: themed site-specific discussions”

Overview of the concept: Building on Tino Seghal’s performance piece, This Progress, 2010 at the Guggenheim Museum and the art therapy approach adopted by the artist Lygia Clark in her Relational Objects, I propose to create themed site-specific discussions for which I will curate the radical and supposedly never-been-asked/addressed questions (both collected from people with […]

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Men’s Health Experts Panel

Team Members: Lauren Gianni, Miranda Shafer, Kelly Sandoval   History & Background Birth control and abortion have always been heavily debated, but as of recently, conservatives are fervently carrying out plans to place mass restrictions on women’s access to birth control and abortion procedures. More than fifty years has passed since the FDA approved the […]

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:: the map is not the territory ::

From the singularity to pluralism, from the esoteric to the common knowledge, from the subversive to the status quo, and from the interface to the irl… this week’s readings on the systems of ‘things’ and their specific place for reaction in a capitalist order became an illuminating resource for the politics of, to quote TED’s […]

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