Lydia’s Talk:

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Jeremy Deller, “Acid Brass,”: http://www.jeremydeller.org/

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Temporary Services (collaboration with Angelo), “Prisoners’ Inventions”: http://www.temporaryservices.org/pi_overview.html

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Gustavo Artigas, “Rules of the Game”, inSite 2000: (2 soccer teams from Mexico, 2 basketball teams from San Diego, 2 cultures occupying space at the same time, each with different agendas and rules, trying to co-exist):  http://www.gustavoartigas.com

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Pedro Reyes, “Shovels for Pistols”: www.palasporpistolas.org, http://www.pedroreyes.net

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Antanas Mockus, Bogata, Cololmbia mayor: (by Maria Cristina Caballero March 11, 2004):http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2004/03.11/01-mockus.html

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Jon Rubin: Waffle shop and Conflict Kitchen: http://jonrubin.net, http://www.waffleshop.org, http://www.conflictkitchen.org

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Rigo 23: Project in Brazil with villagers in Mata Atlantica region: http://www.artistsrespond.org/about/

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Park Fiction in Hamburg, Germany:http://www.parkfiction.org/

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Joanna’s talk:

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Platform 21: http://www.platform21.nl/page/132/en

Joanna van der Zanden:  http://www.throwingsnowballs.nl/

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More information on:

Hacking IKEA

Repair

Fake

Travels Through Paradise

Cooking and Constructing

The Breakfast Machine

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Additional Resources:

Good website on how to start communal projects that address an environmental issue:
http://www.transitionnetwork.org

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Great festival that combines poetry and art and is situated in a small farmer village in Belgium
http://www.kunstenfestivalwatou.be/

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Inspiring project about open design and cooking and involve locals:
http://instructablesrestaurant.com/

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Achitecture app that shows the history of the city:
http://en.nai.nl/museum/architecture_app

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Good arctice on the bennefits of crowd sourcing information to revitalize a museum collection:
http://www.museion.ku.dk/2011/10/collection-impossible-distributed-curatorship-and-crowd-sourcing-as-alternatives-to-centralised-collecting/

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Roomservices talk:

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Roomservices: http://roomservices.org/

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Nabeel Hamdi, 2004, Small Change: About the Art of Practice and the Limits of Planning in Cities, Earthscan Publications.

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John Wood, 2007, Design for Micro-utopias: Making the Unthinkable Possible, Gower.

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Artists and collectives:

Wochenklausure http://www.wochenklausur.at

Unthergunther  http://www.ugwk.eu/

ReBar http://rebargroup.org

Oranssi: http://oranssi.net/

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Further Readings

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Claire Bishop, Participation (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art, 2006)

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Nicholas Bourriaud, Relational Aesthetics (Paris: Les Presses du Réel, 1998) Exerpts are available here:Bourriaud
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Mark Hutchinson, “On Expertise, Curation & The Possibility of the Public” The first condition, No. 4 2005: http://www.thefirstcondition.com/issue_o4/issues 04_frameset_hutchinson.html

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Grant Kester, The One and The Many: Collaborative Art in a Global Context (Duke University Press, 2011) Also see http://www.grantkester.net/2.html, where you can download many of his excellent articles.

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Suzanne Lacy, Mapping the Terrain: The New Public Art (Seattle: Bay Press,1995) This was an early and influential attempt to find a critical language that captured new forms of socially-engaged art in the public sphere.

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Lydia Matthews, “From the Ground Up: Designing Provocative Prototypes, A Hands-On Curatorial Approach,” in AAO, Against All Odds Project: Ethics/Aesthetics, Lina Stergiou, ed., (Athens, Greece: Papasotiriou Publishers: 2011) Catalogue for Benaki Museum Pireos Annex AAO Project exhibition June-July 2011. Download article here: http://lydiamatthews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/AAOFromTheGroundUp1.pdf

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Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer, eds., Networked Cultures: Parallel Architectures and the Politics of Space,  (Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2008)

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Darren O’Donnell, Social Acupuncture: A Guide to Suicide, Performance and Utopia (Toronto: Coach House Books, 2006)

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Ted Purves, What We Want is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art (SUNY Series in Postmodern Culture, 2004)

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Irit Rogoff, “Turning” (e-flux journal): http://www.e-flux.com/journal/turning/
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Nato Thompson, ed., Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011 (NY: Creative Time Books, MIT Press, 2012) There are many excellent short essays in this book by Nato Thompson, Irit Rogoff, Maria Lind, Carol Becker, Claire Bishop, Teddy Cruz, Brian Holmes, Shannon Jackson, Jan Verwoert, Janna Graham and others that create useful theoretical contexts for understanding this type of cultural work.

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“Militant research”:  described by the Argentinean collective “Colectivo Situaciones”: doing research neither form one’s own set of knowledges about the world nor from how things ought to be, but rather with an openness to co-produce knowledges and modes of an alternative socialbility.

* Believed in mixing intellectuals and non-intellectuals to learn from the tensions

* Notion of collaborative research about questions of injustice that does not prescribe outcomes or answers

* Commitment to self-deliberation of groups and the creative power to be found in the discovery of methods that facilitate this conversational exchange

* Commitment to the recovery and use of critical popular and folk histories

* Use of university-based knowledge as a supplement to collaborative popular knowledge

* Extension of research processes to others through camps and collaborative training sessions

 * way to develop new forms of sociability that acknowledge and excplicitly work with existing power relationships

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Resources

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