I’m having that sudden feeling of missing out – realising that I won’t be going to the 2013 ISEA conference in Sydney this June, where, among many other programmed events, the Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda will be performing datamatics 2.0 (not “dramatics 2.0″ as in my original post : ) …
Ah well, here’s another random collection of data for your inbox instead:
Sculpture symposium update
Further details have been announced of the SCULPTURE: Place and Space symposium being held in Canberra in May as part of the TOUCH: Sculpture and the Land program of events, and in association with the celebrations for the Centenary of Canberra.
The weekend symposium (11-12 May) is preceded by a free public keynote address by Vivien Lovell, Founder/Director Modus Operandi London (UK), 6pm, Friday 10 May 2013 at the James O Fairfax Theatre. Symposium presenters include artists Patricia Piccinini (Australia), Peter Kennedy (Australia), Pamille Berg (NSW), Chris Drury (UK), Wolfgang Buttress (UK), Siuli Tan ( Singapore), Maria Fernanda Cardoso (Sydney), School of Alumni Noelene Lucas (Sydney), Anne Neil (Perth), Steven Holland (ACT), Alistair Riddell and Shanti Sumartojo (ACT), National Gallery of Australia curators Deborah Hart, Lucina Ward and Mim Kelly and Artistic Director of the Canberra Centenary Robyn Archer AOM .
Further information and (pricey!) registration details here.
Some new (ish) publications
- Eileen Adams, 2013, Education, Environment and Art, essay commissioned by ixia (pdf, 417 kb)
- Sue Ball & Ruth Essex, 2013, A Hidden Economy, A Critical Review of ‘Meanwhile Use’, essay commissioned by ixia (pdf, 689 kb)
- Ricardo Campos, ‘Graffiti writer as superhero’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, April 2013 vol. 16 no. 2 155-170
- Katherine Hite, 2012, Politics and the Art of Commemoration: Memorials to Struggle in Latin America and Spain, Routledge, New York
Call for Expressions of Interest – Real Alternatives
Came across this via the IAG list… Libby Porter (Senior Lecturer in Human Geographer, Monash University) has sent out a call for expressions of interest for contributions, initially for publication in the special ‘Interface’ section of the journal, Planning Theory and Practice. (This section of the journal is open access, unrefereed, and not limited to formal research papers.)
There are always moments – cracks in an edifice – when concrete, practical alternatives to mainstream, hegemonic approaches might find some air and light. One such moment is crisis – when long-standing trajectories are halted, assumptions challenged, oppressive practices exposed, and present dangers more fully revealed. That we are, as a global community, in crisis of a variety of ecological, economic, social and political dimensions is frighteningly clear. And that these crises both feed into, but are equally produced by, the processes that underpin urbanisation, land development, and the nature of socio-ecological relations (space, in short) is also patently obvious. While there is little consensus about how or what, it is clear that all sorts of changes, of a radically progressive nature, are urgent.
This call is for Expressions of Interest for a collection of examples and ideas for concrete, radically progressive change on matters related to how, as a society, we use, occupy and manage space. That includes, but is not limited to: cities, urbanisation, land development, housing and socio-ecological relations. The purpose of this collection is to share ideas and resources: prod imaginations, spark hope, show there is a different and better way.
[… the purpose of this collection ] is to ‘prefigure’ possible futures in the current order by sharing ideas, experiments, hope and possibilities for what could be different tomorrow.
Activists, organisers, practitioners, local groups trying new initiatives, students, artists, researchers…anyone who can talk clearly and passionately about potentially viable, radically progressive solutions are invited to send a 1 page EOI to libby.porter at monash.edu by 19 April 2013. EOIs should consist of an overview of the idea/project and its contribution, together with name, affiliation and/or background.
Selected contributors will be asked for their contribution (short paper or equivalent, no longer than 2000 words) by 31 July 2013.