Archive | April, 2012

4 Tips for Turning a Great Idea into a Movement

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The L Train Luncheon

I came across this a “L Train Luncheon” that apparently happened last year around this time, check out the video! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/dining/04train.html

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May Day 2012

As we discussed this past Tuesday, we’ll be switching it up a bit next week and instead of our regularly scheduled class, we’ll be taking part in May Day activities for the Free University. More info can be found here: http://maydaynyc.org/freeuniversity We’re signed up for 12:30 – 3:00 pm in Madison Square Park.  Now we […]

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The MANstruate March

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday at The MANstruate March! It was a lot of fun! The reactions we had we’re priceless.  Throughout the this project, we have definitely learned a lot about organizing a demonstration. Special thanks to Katie and Jeremiah for filming the event. From defunding Planned Parenthood to restricting […]

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The Social Turn: A Reflection

Of today’s readings, I was most taken with Claire Bishop’s “The Social Turn: Collaboration and Its Discontents. In it, the author talks about how the goal of modernism has been to blur the distinction between art and life and the way in which relational, collective art seeks to re-humanize people in the face of capitalism. […]

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Project Update: Foundation for Schizoanalysis

I named my project “Foundation for Schizoanalysis”, and here is the blog in which I give some information about schizoanalysis, a term coined by Deleuze and Guattari, as well as posting announcements about the next sessions of discussions. My first session, which was the discussion of the question in 900’s, why did Caucasian Women started […]

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The Light in the Fridge

The title of this post comes from the artist Liam Gillick’s comparison of his work to the fridge light because “it only works when there are people there to open the fridge door. Without people, it’s not art—it’s something else—stuff in a room” (Bishop 2004, 61). In her “Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics” Claire Bishop writes, “The […]

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let’s go camping in the Mondrians

“I can’t change anything,” Santiago Sierra says quoted in Claire Bishop’s “Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics” (October, 2006). “There is no possibility that we can change anything with our artistic work. We do our work because we are making art, and because we believe art should do something, something that follows reality. But I don’t believe […]

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Case Study: Intervention

Intervention: aesthetics, collaboration, relational works. Bishop’s question: Where is the meeting ground between practice without aesthetics and the absence of aesthetic rigor in activism? Relevant textual references: “Collaborative practices are automatically perceived to be equally important artistic gestures of resistance: There can be no failed, unsuccessful, unresolved, or boring works of collaborative art because all […]

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:: participation and spectacle ::

Instead of a “utopian” agenda, today’s artists seek only to find provisional solutions in the here and now; instead of trying to change their environment, artists today are simply “learning to inhabit the world in a better way”; instead of looking forward to a future utopia, this art sets up functioning “microtopias” in the present. […]

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Remember Me: Municipal Memorials update

Hey everybody, sorry I missed last week, but I’ve made a lot of progress on my project and hope to install our pilot later this week. Last Wednesday, I met with several students at Youth Rights Media who were especially interested in this project – we workshopped and talked about some of the issues involved […]

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Ethics and Aesthetics of Community and Art

Making art accessible for the public, and integrating art to everyday life have not been an easy task; even though artists worldwide come up with projects that share these sensibilities, academics like Claire Bishop and Miwon Kwon show the complicated dynamics behind art projects that engage with a community, in terms of ethics and aesthetics. […]

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POTHOLE GARDENS

Hey guys, Take a look at this interesting project! http://minigalleryo.blogspot.com/2012/01/pothole-gardens-of-steven-wheen.html http://thepotholegardener.com/ Enjoy!

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Occupy Joins Forces With Direct Action Badasses, ACT UP

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Food Book Fair

FOOD BOOK FAIR If you don’t already know about it, anyone doing a food related project will love this event…

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TNSChangemakers for The Black Dot

  Interested in youth and education issues? Are you a changemaker? Then come to The Black Dot! Tuesday, April 24, 6:00 p.m. The Bark Room, 2 West 13th Street, ground floor Free; open to the New School community; reservations required online Join TNSChangemakers and the Institute for Urban Education for an evening of interactive dialogue […]

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occupyPOPS: process update – use analytics / data usage / real events

A few slides from the update I would have made in class. Feedback and ideas on the tweets the bot would generate would be appreciated. use analytics In linking the city’s POPS dataset to Foursquare, I’ve noticed that usage reported by the location-based social network is very low to these urban plazas. Compared to parks, […]

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The Streets Have Eyes

“The first stage in this undertaking will be to carry over the principle of montage into history. That is, to assemble large-scale constructions out of the smallest and most precisely cut components. Indeed, to discover in the analysis of the small individual moment the crystal of the total event.” [Benjamin quoted in “Mapping the Urban […]

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:: hello neighbor ::

Lucky Dragons – New Homes “If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed.” –Paulo Freire Walking down Manhattan’s 6th Avenue I was turned onto a community chalkboard sprouting into a welcome embrace, this initial inspiration bearing the question “What’s Your Obsession“. Before adding my own input I stood and watched a […]

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CD and ECD During-OWS

I thought today’s readings were especially appropriate considering the recent Sleep On Wall St. actions and arrests. Dominguez writes that “This gap between the shores of CD [Civil Disobedience] and seas of ECD [Electronic Civil Disobedience] has opened a series of re-mappings of the material relations between both event zones, which in the end are […]

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