Time: November 12, 2009 at 8am to November 21, 2009 at 7pm
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Street: Gair Building No 6, 81 Front Street
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11201
Website or Map: http://www.oppositionalarchit…
Event Type: discussions, exhibition
Organized By: Presented by Performa and Storefront for Art and Architecture
Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2009
“Ten Days for Oppositional Architecture” takes up the task of exploring possibilities and conditions of a socially committed architectural practice. Therefore the narrow boundaries of the profession have to be left behind. We hence invite activists, geographers, architects, planners, and economists representing different critical approaches to discuss and develop concepts and practices that not only try to oppose and challenge the capitalist mode of production of space, but also try to go beyond it – strategies of de-commodification, re-appropriation and alternative production of space. We will look at already existing spatial actions of resistance as well as search for possibilities to further theorize them: How can these strategies and alternative practices be turned into social and political forces towards post-capitalist spaces?
All events are public. All those interested are welcome.
Free dinner will be served during discussion evenings.
An exhibition and a reading corner will support and document the discussions.