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April 30, 2007

The Situational Drive


Complexities of Public Sphere Engagement

inSite and Creative Time are pleased to present The Situational Drive: Complexities of Public Sphere Engagement, a two-day multidisciplinary sequence of panel discussions, conversations, and art projects rethinking the challenges of artistic, curatorial, architectural and theoretical engagement in urban and other public spheres :: May 12 - 13, 2007 [May 12, 10am – 7pm; May 13, 10:45am – 6:15pm] :: Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7th Street, btw 3rd and 4th Ave, NYC :: Organized by Joshua Decter.

In the network society everyone puts together their own city. Naturally this touches on the essence of the concept of public domain…Public domain experiences occur at the boundary between friction and freedom. --Maarten Hajer and Arnold Reijndorp, In Search of New Public Domain

What is at stake today in terms of public domain experiences? How do we know the impact of cultural projects upon the imaginations of citizens? Do we believe in the possibility of transforming publics? What is the nature of our situational drive?

Participants: Dennis Adams, Doug Aitken, Doug Ashford, Judith Barry, Ute Meta Bauer, Mark Beasley, Bulbo, Teddy Cruz, CUP (Center for Urban Pedagogy), Tom Eccles, Peter Eleey, Hamish Fulton, Gelitin, Joseph Grima, Maarten Hajer, David Harvey, Mary Jane Jacob, Nina Katchadourian, Vasif Kortun, Laura Kurgan, Rick Lowe, Markus Miessen, France Morin, Antoni Muntadas, Kyong Park, Anne Pasternak, Vong Phaophanit, Michael Rakowitz, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Osvaldo Sanchez, Saskia Sassen, Allan Sekula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta (Raqs Media Collective), Michael Sorkin, Javier Tellez, Nato Thompson, Anthony Vidler, Anton Vidokle, Judi Werthein, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Mans Wrange.

For a full program of events: http://www.inSite05.org or http://www.Creativetime.org.
Tickets are Free! No reservation necessary.

The Situational Drive is made possible, in part, by Artography: Arts in a Changing America, a grant and documentation program of Leveraging Investments in Creativity, funded by the Ford Foundation.

Additional support provided by haudenschildGarage and the Ronald and Lucille Neeley Foundation; media support by The Village Voice.

In conjunction with The Situational Drive, inSite is pleased to launch Dynamic Equilibrium: In Pursuit of Public Terrain, the third in a series of books documenting inSite_05. Dynamic Equilibrium includes essays and dialogues drawn from the inSite_05 Conversations, which took place in San Diego and Tijuana from November 2003 through November 2005. For more information, or to place an order, please visit http://www.inSite05.org.

Posted by jo at April 30, 2007 07:26 PM