IKEA Disobedients is a project of the Madrid-based firm, Andrés Jaque Architects/Office for Political Innovation. The project challenges the insidious notions of neat and nuclear urban domesticity promoted by the ubiquitous IKEA catalogue, by initiating a socially-engaged art/architecture project that explores the variety of complex domestic arrangements that form the (decidedly messier, non-condominumed) basis of our urban… Read More we are IKEA disobedients
As researchers, academics, para-academics, teachers and artists, we rarely have time to meet and share our experiences, talk shop and compare notes about what we are working on, especially the tricky projects that are not easily classified as one sort of activity. This is why I was motivated to organize this symposium with some of… Read More show and tell: spatial experience & experiments
Archiving the City is coming to London! From February 26 – 28, The University of Westminster School of Architecture and the Built Environment is hosting a conference called: Within the Limits of Scarcity: Rethinking Space, City and Practices. The conference is organized as part of a new multi-university initiative called Scarcity and Creativity in the… Read More Rethinking Space
During the winter and spring of 2011-12 residents of Moscow and Saint Petersburg went into the streets en masse for the first time in 20 years, demanding change in the regime of political and social inequality associated with the great imbalances of wealth in their country. As a response to the massive movements in the… Read More sociological party marathon action
In a recent article about the international contemporary art exhibition dOCUMENTA (13), which features artistic projects that employ research methodology, artist and sociologist, Hakan Topal, asks: How is so-called artistic research different than an ethnographic account by an anthropologist who employs visual research tools? Can art practice address urgent socio-political topics successfully? He goes on to… Read More what is artistic research?