What makes this book interesting and important is that it also tries to frame and contextualize European examples of dialogical and socially engaged art, which is not so much the case with for instance, Miwon Kwon and Lacys: "Mapping the terrain" who mainly have an American outlook. This could be expanded upon to include other parts of the world. The Author Grant H. Kester, claimes that the most interesting and innovative art is made outside the museum and conventional galleries, in dialogical community practices -and on this i tend to agreee. How to establish a critical framework for these practices, which include, Wochenclausur and Stephen Willats, superflex and others is also a concern, and the discussions are well informed and precise.
This is my current reading, and I will be back with a full review
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen 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.