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
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
Here I am in Moscow’s Bar Strelka, being interviewed about my impressions of my first 3 months in Moscow. I like Moscow, if by like I really mean I’m scared of Moscow. Moscow is really scary to me, but that’s also exciting. It reminds me of New York in a really odd way, like when… Read More into the creamy center
I am old school. I still keep most of my thoughts and ideas in an actual notebook. Yes, a notebook made of dead trees.