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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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nolvadex

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.
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Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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