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14 Dec 2006
Anywhere
A new book published by Printed Matter, GRAN BAZAAR, by Katie Holten. This is the culmination of a residency in Mexico city where Katie fueled a spontaneous “factory” in her hotel room, mainly utilizing the detritus from daily transactions. Newspapers, take-out packaging, toilet paper tubes, and other leftovers were turned into handmade goods, such as pet toys.

The book also contains texts by Néstor García Canclini (anthropologist, Mexico City), J. Frederick Janka (curator, Mexico City), and Sally O’Reilly (writer, London). Canclini writes about the influence of the urban informal in international mega-cities and Janka outlines the organic evolution of the project. Sally O’Reilly interviews Holten on techniques concerning art, trade, and object dilemmas.

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Gardending Superfund Sites is an art project that fosters discourse around the issues of nature preservation, industry, and activism. Information and workshops with students and community groups to create a call to action to high tech industries to take responsibility for their actions.
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