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UNDER TOMORROWS SKY
"UNDER TOMORROWS SKY IS A FICTIONAL, FUTURE CITY. SPECULATIVE ARCHITECT LIAM YOUNG OF THE LONDON BASED TOMORROWS THOUGHTS TODAY HAS ASSEMBLED A THINK TANK OF SCIENTISTS, TECHNOLOGISTS, FUTURISTS, ILLUSTRATORS, SCIENCE FICTION AUTHORS AND SPECIAL EFFECTS ARTISTS TO COLLECTIVELY DEVELOP THIS IMAGINARY PLACE, THE LANDSCAPES THAT SURROUND IT AND THE STORIES IT CONTAINS. ACROSS THE COURSE OF THE EXHIBITION INVITED GUESTS WILL WORK WITH THE CITY AS A STAGE SET TO DEVELOP A COLLECTION OF NARRATIVES, FILMS AND ILLUSTRATIONS. WANDER THROUGH THIS NEAR FUTURE WORLD AND EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES AND CONSEQUENCES OF TODAY’S EMERGING BIOLOGICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH. THE EXHIBITION OPENS FOR DUTCH DESIGN WEEK ON OCTOBER 20TH. THE UNDER TOMORROWS SKY PUBLIC THINK TANK WITH LIAM YOUNG, BRUCE STERLING, WARREN ELLIS, RACHEL ARMSTRONG, PAUL DUFFIELD, BLDGBLOG, EDIBLE GEOGRAPHY, NEXT NATURE, THE CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND IMAGINATION AND NEW SCIENTIST WAS HELD AT MU ON JUNE 16/17. YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEOS OF THE EVENT HERE. IN COLLABORATION WITH MU ART SPACE, EINDHOVEN AND THE 2013 LISBON ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE. GET IN CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION"
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april 2013 by robertogreco
MCASD's 'Very Large Array' celebrates regional artists | UTSanDiego.com
"Primary patrons

In conceiving the exhibition, Dawsey and Davies decided to represent every San Diego and Tijuana artist in the institution’s collection, built over the course of the last 50 years. The museum defined “San Diego artists” as artists who lived here, practiced here or taught here. Of the 102 artists it identified in its collection, about a quarter of them — 27 to be exact — are from Tijuana (their influence and concerns are one of the show’s most pervasive qualities).

“What distinguishes us from the San Diego Museum of Art, or the Timken Museum, or every other museum in town except perhaps the Mingei, is we are primary patrons of living artists,” Davies said. “And there’re no more important artists than our own artists.”

That statement might come as a surprise to some local artists, who have perceived the museum as somewhat removed from their everyday realities. But as the local art community has become more energized, so has the museum’s attitude toward it. Over the past year, MCASD invited representatives of local art spaces (from Agitprop to Space 4 Art) into the museum for conversations, which resulted in a loose coalition now called Think Tank.

During the recent Fall for the Arts events, the museum and Think Tank participated in the festival’s Pod Project and produced a zine, “Other Ideas,” which highlights the aspirations of some of the alternative arts spaces.

“The Think Tank is a good step,” said artist and Agitprop founder David White, who was involved in the museum’s 2010 show “Here Not There: San Diego Art Now” and the Orange County Museum of Art’s most recent California Biennial (he’s not represented in MCASD’s collection and therefore not in “The Very Large Array”). “It’s great there’s an acknowledgment from that institution toward what I think is a trend toward independently run spaces and artist-initiative-driven spaces in the city.”

“Here Not There,” which included approximately 40 artists, marked a coming-of-age moment for the San Diego scene. Unlike “Here Not There,” however, “The Very Large Array” is a timeline (to use Dawsey’s description), not a snapshot. It presents an even more impressive overview of the local art community.

“Every museum of contemporary art has this balancing act,” Davies said. “How much do you deal with, acknowledge, recognize, your local art community at the risk of becoming provincial and navel gazing? And how much do you bring in work from around the world that makes you cosmopolitan and makes you part of an international dialogue about art?

“My sense is, for a city like ours, which is very close to a major art capital, Los Angeles, we should probably err on the side of showing, patronizing, nurturing our own artists.”"

[Paginated version: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/dec/07/MCASD-array/ ]
sandiego  mcasd  art  local  museums  glvo  thinktank  crissorza  agitprop  davidwhite  herenothere  contemporary  purpose  timkenmusuem  sdma  hughdavies  verylargearray  mingei  community 
april 2013 by robertogreco
Think Tank brings on the news
"The creative minds behind Think Tank include MCASD’s Robert Pincus, Jill Dawsey and Cris Scorza; Perry Vasquez, co-director of Southwestern College; and representatives of 20 of San Diego’s edgier arts organizations, including The Spot, Periscope Project and Double Break Gallery.

Think Tank had been working on a zine that explores these alternative art outlets when Laurie Mitchell from the city of San Diego’s Arts and Culture Commission reached out about a public art exhibit she’s helping organize called Art Boxed. The exhibit includes nine POD storage units that are being transformed by local artists into mini-galleries that will pop up throughout San Diego during Fall for the Arts month."
sandiego  art  thinktank  mcasd  robertpincus  jilldawsey  crisscorza  perryvasquez  thespot  periscopeproject  doublebreakgallery  lauriemitchell  publicart  artboxed  2012  galleries  glvo 
april 2013 by robertogreco
The Present Group
"The Present Group is an arts based think tank and creative studio whose projects focus on leveraging new technologies in support of the arts and finding new ways to fund and distribute artists projects."
art  technology  glvo  thinktank  funding  distribution  webhosting  hosting  thepresentgroup  ebooks  tumblr  printing  print  papernet 
february 2013 by robertogreco
OK Do
"OK Do is a socially-minded design think tank. We tackle emerging questions exploring the roles and methods of the new designer. Our aim is to cultivate design discussion and practice what we preach – think and do.

We come from hybrid backgrounds bridging design, art and science with an interest towards future. Our approach to thinking and doing is simultaneously theoretical, practical and avant-garde. According to wabi-sabi principles, it seeks to pare things down to the essence without removing the poetry.

We operate through an online publication, events as well as think-and-do projects with public and private organisations.*

Our activities are based on interaction with an international network of creative practitioners and researchers."
finland  thinktank  helsinki  okdo  architecture  art  collaboration  design  future  wabi-sabi  unfinished  imperfection  tcsnmy  lcproject 
august 2010 by robertogreco
MindLab
"MindLab is a cross-ministerial innovation unit which involves citizens and businesses in creating new solutions for society. We are also a physical space – a neutral zone for inspiring creativity, innovation and collaboration. We work with the civil servants in our three parent ministries: the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, the Ministry of Taxation and the Ministry of Employment. These three ministries cover broad policy areas that affect the daily lives of virtually all Danes. Entrepreneurship, climate change, digital self-service, citizen’s rights, emplyment services and workplace safety are some of the areas they address. MindLab is instrumental in helping the ministry’s key decision-makers and employees view their efforts from the outside-in, to see them from a citizen’s perspective. We use this approach as a platform for co-creating better ideas."
thinktank  governance  government  denmark  copenhagen  design  designthinking  socialentrepreneurship  reform  consulting  agency  agencies  welfare  innovation  public  service  creativity  society  lcproject 
march 2010 by robertogreco
The California Institute: A Resource For Information Regarding Federal Policy and California - Home Page
"The California Institute is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation [view our IRS Determination Letter confirming this], conceived by the state's bipartisan elected leaders, but sustained with the advice and support of the business, labor, and academic communities. The Institute's mission is to identify issues critical to the economic health of California, to coordinate the development of research data pertaining to these issues, and to communicate this policy research information to the California Congressional delegation in a manner which ensures their ability to address these issues in a bipartisan fashion consistent with the best interests of California."
politics  economics  thinktank  government  california  federal  state  research  policy  resources  spending  via:javierarbona 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
"Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. We are dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.
california  policy  politics  economics  business  research  statistics  housing  health  government  poverty  immigration  reference  education  environment  information  public  thinktank  publicpolicy  demographics  via:javierarbona 
november 2009 by robertogreco

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