Once again The Journal of Aesthetics and protest Press brings us "an emblematic, ambitious, and inspiring online project": In the Middle of a Whirlwind: 2008 Convention Protests, Movement and Movements.
Coordinated by the editorial collective Team Colors, Whirlwinds provides a set of useful documents for contemporary radical organizing. Each essay and interview addresses the issues of fulminating power, and gives strategic insight into the strengths and weaknesses of current movement/s in the U.S. Whirlwinds’ strategic context is this summer’s RNC and DNC protests.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.