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Marthe Van Dessel
01 Jul 2008
chtodelat?
St Petersburg
Chto delat/What is to be done? was founded in early 2003 in Petersburg by a workgroup of artists, critics, philosophers, and writers from Petersburg, Moscow, and Nizhny Novgorod (see full list of participants on the web site) with the goal of merging political theory, art, and activism.

Since then, Chto delat has been publishing an English-Russian newspaper on issues central to engaged culture, with a special focus on the relationship between a repoliticization of Russian intellectual culture and its broader international context.

Art + Activism / Magazines
20 Jun 2008
June 28 - 29
Amsterdam
Mediamatic.net will give away all its books. They cancel their library in protest to skimpy Dutch art funding policy.

All members of the mediamatic community (and other book lovers) can pick up their favorite books for free. You just have to publish the ownership on your profile. And promise that you will always honor a lending request from an other community member. Et voilŠ, a distributed library. First come, first serve. They have a library with thousands of books, magazines and multimedia.

Books / Events / Free
14 May 2008
re-use/office space
Belgium, Brussels
Rotor is a platform for the endorsement of industrial waste re-use. When waste is re-used it lives another life in a use that is identical or similar to the one for which the product or material was initially destinated. The processing requires only limited external energy supply.

Rotor built a new office space based on the principle of re-use.

For the construction they refer to the technique of an American organisation, The Reuse People , that salvages demolition yards and resells the released materials in second hand building materials shops.

Posted in conjunction with 'nowHere'.

Architecture / Sustainability / Urban/City
18 Apr 2008
Festival of the Regions
Austria
In 2009 the Austrian Festival of Regions will be oriented toward the southern edge of the city of Linz, along the Traun River, with a focus on the satellite town of Auwiesen and the residential complexes of solarCity, an integrated solar village.

From Allende Square to Luna Square, beyond the inner urban orientation toward concentration, commercial use and entertainment, and at a certain safe distance from the cultural spectacles propagated on all sides, the Festival of Regions is interested in the factual or imagined state of normality in urban life and in seeking out its cultural expressions.

Posted in conjunction with 'nowHere'.

Calls / Public Projects / Social Practice / Urban/City
30 Mar 2008
Iran - The Netherlands
Pages was started in 2004 by artists Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi as an ongoing project, examining the possibilities of interaction and reflection between various local discourses and conditions that may generate spaces of critique or instances of critical practices.

Pages project is published in Farsi/English with a particular focus on the Iranian context.

'nowHere'

Magazines
28 Mar 2008
Belgium
City Mine(d) is a production house for urban interventions, committed to the development of new forms of urban citizenship, the re-appropriation of public space -roads, airwaves, stations, estates, parks, squares, virtual space- and the creation of cutting edge public artwork. The initially Belgian NGO now has agencies in Brussels, Barcelona and London.

For the first of may they organise MICRONOMICS with an open call for projects and open stage.

'nowHere'

Calls / Urban/City

27 Mar 2008
March 16 - May 25, 2008
Belgium
nowHere, a space where a spot becomes a place.
15 march - 25 may, 2008

nowHere, is a cabinet which invokes a dialogue on re-appropriation of the private and public domain. Through personal tags and geographies (books, movies, music, websites, drawings, mappings, photocopies, art works, ... ) it reads as a 'certain' historical relation between human, space and technology.

bolwerK considers the constructed in-between space of architect C.Kieckens, within the art space, Z33, not as a sub-art space with a curatorial reading; a cabinet as 'museum' but as a space with a personal narrative and a social meaning embedded in a neighborhood. The active use of the space for living, eating, working, sleeping implies that the cabinet is more a 'room of collection', in a live, real-time situation.

During PLACE@SPACE Marthe Van Dessel will post live from Z33, as a guest contributor on Free Soil, to connect, publish and share her discourse
with the virtual open public resources of the net.

The the conceptualization of the space as 'ongoing', work-in-progress externalizes the precarity of information, issues of copyright, authorship, knowledge production and hierarchical information networks.

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Last week while I was in Barcleon...
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Projects  

nolvadex

The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist JÝrgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.
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Link of the Week:  
Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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