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?
The winter of 2011-2012 marked a tense and exciting period in Moscow. For the first time since 1991, people entered the streets en masse to demand change in their government. During this period, I went for walks in the streets of the city with its residents. “City of Islands within Islands,” a ‘samizdat’… Read More city of islands within islands 1
Dear readers, today is the premiere of a new feature here on Archiving the City: facebook field notes. For many years, I avoided the draw of facebook, but when I joined the Strelka Institute, I was asked by program organizers to join facebook, in order to make participation and communication with colleagues easier. In recent… Read More new feature: facebook field notes
Jana Leo, My Neighbor, 2002 – 2011 Artist’s statement: She used to live across the hallway and was the first person I related to when I moved to Chinatown in 2002. She came into my apartment when assembling furniture She pushed the door, smile and look around talking in Chinese and sit in a chair… Read More neighbors