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Zimmerman, A.: Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South (Paperback and Ebook) | Princeton University Press
“In 1901, the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington, sent an expedition to the German colony of Togo in West Africa, with the purpose of transforming the region into a cotton economy similar to that of the post-Reconstruction American South. Alabama in Africa explores the politics of labor, sexuality, and race behind this endeavor, and the economic, political, and intellectual links connecting Germany, Africa, and the southern United States. The cross-fertilization of histories and practices led to the emergence of a global South, reproduced social inequities on both sides of the Atlantic, and pushed the American South and the German Empire to the forefront of modern colonialism.

Zimmerman shows how the people of Togo, rather than serving as a blank slate for American and German ideologies, helped shape their region’s place in the global South. He looks at the forms of resistance pioneered by African American freedpeople, Polish migrant laborers, African cotton cultivators, and other groups exploited by, but never passive victims of, the growing colonial political economy. Zimmerman reconstructs the social science of the global South formulated by such thinkers as Max Weber and W.E.B. Du Bois, and reveals how their theories continue to define contemporary race, class, and culture.

Tracking the intertwined histories of Europe, Africa, and the Americas at the turn of the century, Alabama in Africa shows how the politics and economics of the segregated American South significantly reshaped other areas of the world.

Andrew Zimmerman is professor of history at George Washington University and the author of Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany.”


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“In order to understand the brutality of merican capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.” (Matthew Desmond)
germany  imperialism  history  us  cotton  globalization  globalsouth  books  toread  andrewzimmerman  bookertwashington  alabama  africa  togo  cooton  agriculture  labor  exploitation  climate  poltics  economics  segregation  americansouth 
4 weeks ago by robertogreco
Gram Cafe’s fluffy Japanese souffle pancakes come to Stonestown Galleria -
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"Jiggling stacks of Japanese pancakes are about to flood Instagram feeds.

Popular Japanese chain Gram Cafe & Pancakes will open its first U.S. outpost in San Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria on Friday.

Located on the ground floor of the mall near Nordstrom, the all-day cafe occupies a hefty, 2,700-square-foot space, outfitted with a fake tree and a giant stack of plush pancakes primed for selfies.

Will there be lines? You bet.

The first Gram Cafe opened in Osaka in 2014. Now, there are more than 60 across Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong, with locations planned for Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.

San Francisco resident Dorothy Wong, a former pastry chef, owns the Gram franchise in California, licensing the name from the Japanese company. San Francisco has a proven affinity for Japanese restaurant chains like Ippudo and Marugame Udon, which is part of what made it seem like a promising candidate for Gram’s first American location.

On a recent trip to Japan, she tasted the souffle pancakes from Gram and decided it was the perfect thing to bring back to the Bay Area.

“Everything from Japan is detail and quality,” she said.

At Stonestown, diners will need to line up for tickets to access those coveted souffle pancakes ($16 for three). Only 30 orders will be available at three times per day: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

“It’s not a gimmick,” Wong said. “It’s not like we want people to stand in line. It has to be precise, delicate, labor intensive.”

These souffle pancakes are made to order, and Wong estimates they take about 30 minutes to prepare. The process takes over almost the entire kitchen: Chefs pipe the stiff, egg white-rich batter into tall paper molds on the griddle, then cover each with a dome-shaped lid to create steam.

Gram chef Teruyuki Yasumura flew in from Japan to train the staff, demonstrating how to carefully pipe, flip and cover to ensure an evenly cooked, unusually fluffy and extra tall pancake. He places three on top of one another just so, ensuring an eye-catching jiggle without any toppling over.

The pancakes are finished with a dusting of powdered sugar, a sphere of butter and dollop of whipped cream. Then, servers will rush them over to guests before they start to slowly cool and collapse.

Gram sparked a souffle pancake craze in Japan, and the trend has recently begun to hit the U.S. In San Francisco, Sugarhill Kitchen and Derm Restaurant are already serving them, but Wong is confident Gram will stand apart.

“This is the original,” she said."
sanfrancisco  food  togo  srg  2019  pancakes  japanese 
april 2019 by robertogreco
"Okkon Japanese Street Food is an Oakland based husband and wife team interested in sharing okonomiyaki, a popular street food from Japan.

The basic pancake comes with pork belly, mountain yam, cabbage, tempura, green onions, egg and flour. The dashi broth is made with four types of fish and kombu seaweed. Okkon cares deeply about the quality of the food, so organic and local ingredients are used as much as possible."

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food  oakland  pop-ups  togo  restaurants  japanese  okonomiyaki 
february 2019 by robertogreco
Aftel Archive of Curious Scents
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"Hi, I'm Mandy Aftel! I fell in love with natural aromatics more than twenty-five years ago, and I have had the privilege to live and work in their world ever since. In my practice of perfumery, I have curated thousands of gorgeous essences from all over the world, many of them antiques themselves. I have written 4 books about natural perfumes, and teach people how to create natural perfumes through my workbooks and in-studio classes."
senses  smells  berkeley  togo  via:derek  bayarea 
november 2018 by robertogreco
76X Marin Headlands Express | SFMTA
[via: "Onboard the 76X! @peterhartlaub and @hknightsf weren’t able to include this route for #TotalMuni2018 because it’s weekends only. Marin Headlands, here we come!"

We met a fan on the 76X, and now I get to feel like Beyoncé, @peterhartlaub! Was a beautiful if chilly afternoon at Rodeo Beach, where we visited @TMMC and @HeadlandsArts, not to mention a run in with @apthornley! #totalmunisummer ]
togo  sanfrancisco  muni  marin  todo  buses  sfmta  marinemammalcenter  marinheadlands  headlandscenterforthearts  art  arts  science  classideas 
july 2018 by robertogreco
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen | BAMPFA
"This first survey exhibition of the work of Chilean-born artist Cecilia Vicuña traces her career to stage a conversation about discarded and displaced people, places, and things in a time of global climate change. The exhibition includes key installations, sculptures, texts, and videos from a multidisciplinary practice that has encompassed performance, sculpture, drawing, video, poetry, and site-specific installations over the course of the past forty years.

Working within the overlapping discourses of Conceptual art, land art, poetry, and feminist art practices, Vicuña has long refused categorical distinctions, operating fluidly between concept and craft, text and textile. Her practice weaves together disparate artistic disciplines as well as cultural and social communities—with shared relationships to land and sea, and to the economic and environmental disparities of the twenty-first century.

The exhibition presents a large selection of Vicuña's precario (precarious) sculptures produced over the last four decades that feature found objects in lyrical juxtaposition, as well as a monumental hanging structure created out of materials scavenged from the ever-diminishing Louisiana coast. Reframing dematerialization as both a formal consequence of 1960s Conceptualism and radical climate change, Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen examines a process that shapes public memory and responsibility."

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ceciliavicuña  togo  tosee  glvo  chile  art  bampfa  2018  displacement  multidisciplinary  artists  video  poetry  sculpture  climatechange  memory  responsibility 
july 2018 by robertogreco
Nyum Bai - 172 Photos & 54 Reviews - Cambodian - 3340 E 12th St, Fruitvale, Oakland, CA - Restaurant Reviews - Phone Number - Yelp
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At Nyum Bai, we will take you through beautiful and vibrant Cambodia - celebrating its cuisine, the forgotten good times of the Golden Era, and the fun tunes of 60’s Cambodian pop and rock n’ roll.

Our food captures classic Khmer dishes that we grew up eating. With our pastes, sauces and pickled vegetables made from scratch, we strive for a traditional, yet a modern touch. We also make an effort to use organic and locally-grown produce.

Nyum Bai's mission is to introduce the Bay Area to a nostalgic take on Cambodian food. We all have a love for food, good times, and the simple pleasure of sharing a meal with friends. So, we welcome you all to come nyum bai with us!"]

"Had a craving for warm, nourishing soup so finally went to Nyum Bai for late lunch and had the Machoo Kroeung, which is a rich and delicious Cambodian pork and tamarind soup, similar to Filipino Sinigang."]

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restaurants  food  cambodian  oakland  fruitvale  togo 
may 2018 by robertogreco
The Pentagon Has the Worst PowerPoint Slides You’ve Ever Seen - Motherboard
"The Pentagon isn’t just America’s military brain—it’s also a vast bureaucracy filled with middle managers and that means it’s churning out lots of presentations. Bureaucratic presentations means PowerPoint, the universally loathed presentation software, and no one gives a shitty PowerPoint quite like the US military.

The Internet Archive—the site that catalogs the world’s digital detritus—has scooped up hundreds of publicly available military PowerPoints and preserved them for public consumption. The Archive calls it the Military Industrial PowerPoint Complex and it's as bad as you’d expect a mix of high technology, bloody wars, and banal graphics to be.

The Archive will be hosting a an event it calls Military PowerPoint Karaoke in San Francisco on March 6. Participants will take the stage to give a presentation based on military PowerPoint slides they’ve never seen, shuffled at random, and displayed behind them.

For those who can’t make it to San Francisco, allow me to show you some of the worst slides in the archive. Some of the presentations archived are outdated and offensive, others are painfully boring, all of them are garbage tier PowerPoint."
powerpoint  2018  design  military  us  pentagon  internetarchive  events  togo  militaryindustrialcomplex  communication  documents  archives 
february 2018 by robertogreco
Memories of Underdevelopment | Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
"In collaboration with Museo Jumex in Mexico City and the Museo de Arte de Lima, MCASD will present an exhibition examining the ways in which Latin American artists from the 1960s to the 1980s responded to the unraveling of the utopian promise of modernization after World War II, most notably in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. In the immediate postwar period, artists had eagerly embraced the “transition to modernity,” creating a new abstract geometric language meant to capture its idealistic possibilities. As modernization failed, and political oppression and brutal military dictatorships followed, avant-garde artists increasingly abandoned abstraction and sought new ways to connect with the public, engaging directly with communities and often incorporating popular strategies from film, theater, and architecture into their work. Memories of Underdevelopment will be the first significant survey exhibition of these crucial decades and will highlight the work not only of well-known artists such as Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Pape but also lesser-known artists from Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay.

Memories of Underdevelopment is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in partnership with the Museo de Arte de Lima and the Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo. Lead support is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. Additional support provided through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This project has received generous underwriting support from Maryanne and Irwin Pfister and the LLWW Foundation. Institutional support of MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund."
colombia  chile  uruguay  brazil  brasil  mexico  venezuela  latinamerica  argentina  héliooiticica  lygiapape  modernity  development  mcasd  tosee  togo  1960s  1970s  1980s  art  architecture  perú 
august 2017 by robertogreco
Allied Media Conference | Allied Media Projects
"A collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies

Join us for the 19th annual Allied Media Conference: June 15-18, 2017. Held every summer in Detroit, the conference brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists. We define "media" as anything you use to communicate with the world. You are a media-maker!

We define media-based organizing as any collaborative process that uses media, art, or technology to address the roots of problems and advances holistic solutions towards a more just and creative world.

The Allied Media Conference is a collaboratively designed event. Conference content is curated with care every year by 100+ volunteer coordinators of tracks, practice spaces, and network gatherings. The conference features over 300 hands-on workshops, panels, film screenings, Detroit tours, art and music events, strategy sessions, karaoke, bowling, collaborative art and more!"

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conferences  events  togo  detroit  sfsh  media  mediamaking  communication 
june 2017 by robertogreco
"September 21-22, 2016 • The Innovation Hangar • San Francisco, CA"

Scientists, makers, entrepreneurs, thinkers. Talented people of all backgrounds are pushing us farther, and Dent:Space brings them together. It’s time to make our ambitions a reality. Look up, let’s go."

"Dent:Space will take place at the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts, right next to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA. Hotels in San Francisco book up quickly in September. If you’re traveling to attend Dent:Space, we recommend you reserve your hotel room as soon as possible. Hotel Del Sol is a great nearby option (and it’s where we’re staying). Mention you’re attending Dent:Space to get a special, discounted rate."
events  sfsh  sanfrancisco  2016  space  togo  srg  edg 
july 2016 by robertogreco
Unprofessional Development
"creativity courses for (trouble)makers who teach"


But professional development rarely acknowledges – or inspires – the courage and curiosity that educators bring to their own classrooms. Unprofessional Development is based on the belief that teachers must be celebrated as professional learners who find truth in discovery and joy in taking bold risks. It is a call to ignite a rigorous and personal creative habit. It is a challenge to resist judgment, perfectionism, discomfort and procrastination, and to put creativity at the root of all learning. Unprofessional Development is a charge to write, weld, cook, construct, jury-rig, sketch, stitch, bend and build both in and out of our classrooms."


Learn more about our Workshop 101, featuring a day of creative provocations; our Oakland Lab series on projects unrelated to classroom practice; and our Custom classes designed just for you.

We believe educators have the inspiration, intuition and experience to do creative work in every classroom. Our day-long Workshop 101 offers hands-on creative provocations and time to collaborate with other like-minded educators in a space that will refresh and inspire new ideas. We invite educators of all disciplines, grade levels and learning environments to attend together to share this experience and build creative capacity back on campus. We're committed to making creativity accessible to everyone: Please email to learn about scholarships."

"Emily Pilloton is an architect, educator, and founder of the nonprofit Project H Design. She has worked for a decade designing and building community architecture projects with students, supporting teachers' creative growth through project-based learning and making, and researching the role of creativity in all aspects of learning. Her ideas and work have made their way to the TED Stage, The Colbert Report, the New York Times, and more. She is the author of two books, Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People, and Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Schools, Communities, and Lives with Design-Based Education. Her work is featured in the full-length documentary, If You Build It.

Christina Jenkins is a teacher and designer who developed her practice over nearly ten years in New York City classrooms. She launched a middle school technology program featured by PBS Frontline, and later taught interdisciplinary courses ranging from anthropology to cartography at the NYC iSchool. She is a Fund for Teachers fellow, an Academy for Teachers fellow, and a Blackboard award recipient, and has spoken widely about her work. She made an extremely popular animation about Kumon, and wrote a mini-comic about the time during her first year of teaching that she saw Picasso's Dora Maar au Chat sell for $95 million at Sotheby's. She's studying computer science and has a lifelong love of classical piano."
christinajenkins  emilypilloton  education  professionaldevelopment  togo  teaching  creativity  events  lcproject  openstudioproject 
november 2015 by robertogreco
San Jose Museum of Art: Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns
"Part 1: June 30, 2015 through January 10, 2016
Part 2: August 29, 2015 through January 10, 2016

The world is a very different place after 9/11. Surveillance, security, data collection, and privacy have become everyday concerns. Covert Operations is the first survey of a generation of artists who respond to the uncertainties of the post-9/11 world. They employ the tools of democracy to bear witness to attacks on liberty and the abuse of power: constitutional ideals, open government, safety, and civil rights are primary values here. They unearth, collect, and explore previously covert information, using legal procedures as well as resources such as the Freedom of Information Act, government archives, field research, and insider connections. In thirty-five powerful works, international artists push our idea of art beyond conventional thinking.

Many of the artists examine the complicity behind human rights violations or pry into the hidden economy of the United States’ intelligence community and so-called “black sites,” locations of clandestine governmental operations. Covert Operations sheds light on the complicated relationship between freedom and security, individuals and the state, fundamental extremism and democracy. The first phase of Covert Operations, opening June 30, showcases artists’ stylistic use of technology, gaming, and computer-generated imagery. It will include works by Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0, Harun Farocki, and collaborators Anne-Marie Schleiner and Luis Hernandez Galvan. The second phase will open August 29 with works by Ahmed Basiony, Thomas Demand, Hasan Elahi, Jenny Holzer, Trevor Paglen, Taryn Simon, and Kerry Tribe.

Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns was organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

This exhibition is made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. The Exhibition Award program was founded in 1998 to honor Emily Hall Tremaine. It rewards innovation and experimentation among curators by supporting thematic exhibitions that challenge audiences and expand the boundaries of contemporary art. Additional support for the exhibition catalogue was provided by Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation."
sanjose  tosee  2015  art  surveillance  security  data  datacollection  privacy  exhibits  togo  government  democracy  harunfarocki  anne-marieschleiner  luishernandezgalvan  ahmedbasiony  thomasdemand  hasanelahi  jennyholzer  trevorpaglen  tarynsimon  kerrytribe  covertoperations  us  blacksites  liberty  freedom 
july 2015 by robertogreco
"The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) and the Media Arts Project (MAP) announce the 4th annual {Re}HAPPENING, on Saturday, April 6th from 6pm to Midnight in the original dining hall of the former Black Mountain College, now Camp Rockmont. Inspired by our imaginings about what a “typical” Saturday night at Black Mountain College might have been like, the {Re}HAPPENING pays tribute to the groundbreaking artistic innovation of Black Mountain College as well as its community tradition of Saturday night parties and performances. The goal of the event is to bring BMC’s dynamic energy into the present day. Many people who have attended a previous {Re}HAPPENING consider it to be one of the very best events of the year."
blackmountaincollege  events  togo  bmc 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Open Engagement | Art + Social Practice
"Open Engagement is an international conference that sets out to explore various perspectives on art and social practice and expand the dialogue around socially engaged art making. The Open Engagement conference is an initiative of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration."
openengagement  2013  porltand  oregon  art  socialpractice  togo  portlandstateuniversity  glvo 
january 2013 by robertogreco
XOXO Festival by Andy Baio — Kickstarter
"Hey Kickstarter! We're organizing XOXO, an arts and technology festival in Portland, Oregon this September 13-16th.

XOXO is a celebration of disruptive creativity. We want to take all the independent artists using the Internet to make a living doing what they love — the makers, craftspeople, musicians, filmmakers, comic book artists, game designers, hardware hackers — and bring them together with the technologists building the platforms that make it possible. If you have an audience and a good idea, nothing’s standing in your way.

XOXO is in three parts:

Conference (Saturday – Sunday). Talks from artists and creative technologists around the country that are breaking new ground.
Market (Saturday – Sunday). A large marketplace with a tightly-curated list of the best of Portland's arts and tech scenes, sharing and selling their work, with food supplied by the best of our thriving food cart scene…"
via:caseygollan  togo  oregon  interdisciplinary  multidisciplinary  crosspollination  crossdisciplinary  technology  arts  collaboration  hackerspaces  hackers  hardware  design  2012  events  andybaio  kickstarter  disruption  disruptive  conferences  portland  xoxo 
may 2012 by robertogreco
BorDocs '11
"…un espacio pionero en México en el campo de la educación y exhibición especializada en formas emergentes del cine y video agrupadas generalmente bajo el término documental.

…El Foro es…un sitio de encuentro entre jóvenes cineastas, productores, académicos y especialistas en la no ficción. Bordocs es también una oportunidad para degustar de los más destacado documentales y conocer las tendencias en el área.

El documental ha retomado su papel protagónico como una vía multifacética y vanguardista para contar historias, abordar temas de denuncia social o para emitir discursos reflexivos, personales a partir de formas interactivas o hibridas. En los últimos años el documental goza de un auge internacional y se ha convertido en el núcleo donde convergen múltiples disciplinas artísticas y educativas. Bordocs Foro Documental aporta en la frontera Tijuana-San Diego un granito de arena y propone un lugar común para la formación y el disfrute del este cine que nos mira."
togo  tijuana  2011  adrianatrujillo  joséinerzia  itzelmartínezdelcañizo  documentary  classideas  film  bordocs  nonfiction  education  toshare  billnichols  danielaalatorre  everardogonzález  joséluisfigueroalewis  robertocanales  danielrosas  claudiorocha  joepmaríacatalà  jenniferfox  sergiodelatorre  anapaolarodríguezespaña  borders  mexico  sandiego 
august 2011 by robertogreco
The Castro’s Seward Street Slides « San Francisco's Different Faces.
"Hidden up in the Castro Hills, the Seward Mini-Park houses a pair of concrete slides, which are secretly tucked in just off of Douglass Street, between 19th and 20th Street. From what is known, the park and slides are more than three decades old. The area was salvaged by residents from the neighborhood who felt the hills needed a free space for everyone in the community to enjoy. A 14-year-old girl named Kim Clark came up with the idea and won the ”Design a Park” contest. The slides were created by the sculptor Ruth Asawa.

More than three decades later, the double concrete slide still remains somewhat hidden in the mini-park and are appreciated by more than just kids. Adults take on the mission of walking or driving up the steep hills to find a park with more than just grass and benches. They make sure to bring pizza boxes so sliding down the concrete isn’t painful for their tushes and they also make sliding down faster."

ruthasawa  sanfrancisco  togo  playgrounds  history  art  artists  design 
july 2011 by robertogreco
La Stazione Café, My Most Favorite Coffee Shop Ever, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico «
"However, my ultimate coffee shop, my most favorite out of the 3489320842 shops I’ve tried in my life, has been 49th Parallel in Vancouver for a while now. That was until this past Saturday when 49th Parallel was dethroned as being my ultimate most favorite shop ever. That title now belongs to La Stazione Café, located in Tijuana, Mexico."
tijuana  togo  coffee  restaurants  food  drink 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Flavors of East Africa
"We are a Kenyan inspired cuisine located in beautiful San Diego, California. We have been serving our loyal customers at various Farmers Markets for several years and are pleased to have opened a restaurant. The restaurant is located in the North Park/ University Heights area at 2302 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego CA, 92104. Open on Monday to Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. We welcome everyone to visit us and enjoy a delicious, authentic Kenyan meal."

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sandiego  northpark  food  restaurants  african  kenya  africa  togo 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Conference at [University of California, 11 to 12 November 2011, in Berkeley, California.]
"The Ubiquitous Learning Conference investigates the uses of technologies in learning, including devices with sophisticated computing and networking capacities which are now pervasively part of our everyday lives’ from laptops to mobile phones, games, digital music players, personal digital assistants and cameras. The Conference explores the possibilities of new forms of learning using these devices not only in the classroom, but in a wider range of places and times than was conventionally the case for education. Ubiquitous Learning is made possible in part by the affordances of the new, digital media. What’s new about it? What’s not-so-new? What are the main challenges of access to these new learning opportunities? These are the key themes and scope and concerns of the Conference and its companion Journal."
conferences  via:steelemaley  ubiquitouslearning  ubiquitous  2011  togo  learning  unschooling  deschooling  tcsnmy 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Chollas Lake Park | Park & Recreation
"As a reservoir built in 1901, Chollas Lake helped serve early San Diego's water supply. In 1966 it was turned over to the Park and Recreation Department, and was designated a youth fishing lake (for children ages 15 and under only) in 1971."

"Facilities: A 16-acre lake for free youth fishing (age 15 and under ONLY); an 8/10's-of-a-mile dirt path around the lake for walking, jogging, and bicycling; picnic tables with barbecue grills; children's play equipment; a small basketball court; hiking trails; and a multi-purpose ball field in North Chollas canyon."
sandiego  togo  chollasreservoir  chollaslake  parks  glvo 
june 2011 by robertogreco
DESIGNING GEOPOLITICS · Jun 2+3 2011 · La Jolla, CA > D:GP The Center for Design and Geopolitics
"How does a digital Earth govern itself? Through what jurisdictions, what rights of the citizen-user, what capacities of enforcement, and in the name of what sovereign geographies? In fact we simply do not know. But in the face of fast-evolving cyberinfrastructures that outpace our inherited legal forms on the one hand, and a multigenerational arc of ecological chaos on the other, we need to find out quickly: we need to design that geopolitics."
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may 2011 by robertogreco
The Political Equator ["PE III is a 2-day cross-border mobile conference and community forum held June 3rd and 4th 2011."]
While in the last years, the global city became primary site of economic consumption & cultural display, local neighborhoods in margins of such centers of economic power remained sites of cultural production…peripheral communities & neighborhoods where new economies are emerging & new social, cultural & environmental configurations are taking place as catalysts to produce alternative urban policies towards a more inclusive social sustainability…

…continues to engage pressing regional socio-economic, urban & environmental conditions across San Diego-Tijuana border. These meetings have been focusing on a critical analysis of local conflicts in order to re-evaluate meaning of shifting global dynamics, across geo-political boundaries, natural resources & marginal communities…will focus on Neighborhood as a Site of Production, investigating practices in arts, architecture, science & humanities that work w/ peripheral neighborhoods worldwide…"
sandiego  tijuana  borders  togo  urban  urbanism  brunolatour  teddycruz  ucsd  sergiofajardo  emilianogandolfi  events  conferences  local  community  communities  culturalproduction  culture  environmentalism  activism  neighborhoods  art  arts  architecture  science  humanities  economics  development  quilianriano  publicculture  politicalequator  politics  policy 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Mobility Shifts
"MobilityShifts examines learning with digital media from a global perspective. It will foster diverse discussions about digital fluencies for a mobile world and investigate learning outside the bounds of schools and universities. The summit, comprised of a conference, exhibition, podcast series, workshops and project demos and a theater performance, will add a rich international layer to the existing research about digital learning. Building on disciplinary mobility, the summit will showcase theories, people and projects making connections between self-learning, mobile platforms, and the web.

MobilityShifts is grouped around three major themes:

Digital Fluencies for a Mobile World
DIY U: Learning Without a School?
Learning from Digital Learning Projects Globally"
education  learning  technology  mobile  socialmedia  phones  mobilityshifts  mobility  teaching  pedagogy  nyc  newschool  mimiito  henryjenkins  cathydavidson  michaelwesch  rolfhapel  johnwillinsky  katiesalen  jonathanzittrain  saskiasassen  kenwark  fredturner  alexandergalloway  tizzianaterranova  digitalmedia  events  conferences  togo  digitalfluencies  diyu  unschooling  deschooling  autodidacts  autodidactism  digitalliteracy  digitallearning  self-directedlearning  self-learning  self-directed  multidisciplinary  interdisciplinary  crossdisciplinary  informallearning  information  global  autodidacticism 
april 2011 by robertogreco
California-Antilles Trading and West Indies Creole Hot Pepper Sauce - Normal Heights - San Diego, CA | The Eaten Path
"With face pressed against the glass door, I peered at the rows of 3 oz. bottles like a kid outside a candy store. I’d been driving down Adams Ave. when I saw the words, “Hot Sauces and More,” and I pulled over, only to be foiled again by the dreaded “Closed-on-Mondays” sign. The spot was California-Antilles Trading, a small boutique in Normal Heights whose selection of novelty condiments tugged at the sentimental strings of my stomach. Hot sauces, BBQ rubs, salsas and pepper-flavored oddities with badly punning product names filled every shelf surface, and biker tee-shirts featuring wrinkled habaneros hung from the ceiling like stuffed animals at a carnival game, ready to be won by champions."
normalheights  togo  sandiego  hotsauce  food 
march 2011 by robertogreco
"non-profit educational organization devoted to researching design issues in intensive team-based gatherings. An alternative to the design conference, it brings together practitioners from disparate fields to generate new work & ideas around a single topic.

…selects a topic to explore at an intensive gathering of presentations, discussions, & workshops. We invite professionals, educators & students of diverse disciplines to contribute to the topic in any way they think is appropriate. We share these responses, while working toward a publication that binds the outcome: a free-to-download boost of information, meant to inspire & inform its readers.

…an alternative to one-way delivery of a standard conference: each participant contributes & is equally responsible for the quality of the gathering; a collaborative production where we both learn and teach the aesthetics and ethics that are central to Design (& life). Days become nights; the program doesn't stop when dinner is served."
design  unconferences  conferences  togo  designinquiry  lcproject  glvo  restaurants  collaboration  collaborative  making  doing  northeast  interdisciplinary  multidisciplinary  crossdisciplinary  generativewebevent  generativeevents  makegood  openstudio  education  learning  alternative  alternativeeducation  teaching  unschooling  deschooling  schools  schooldesign  maine  montreal  generativewebevents 
february 2011 by robertogreco
The Sunken City — Point Fermin | Los Angeles | NileGuide
"Just to the east of Point Fermin in San Pedro, California, are the remains of a neighborhood that has been sliding into the sea since 1929. This “slump” is attributed to wave action and the presence of bentonite clay here, a material which has a propensity to become very slippery. A broken water main added to this neighborhood’s problems in 1941. What remains today is a bizarre post-apocalyptic landscape consisting of bits of street and sidewalk. This locale is also a tagger’s paradise, the whole place is decorated in spray paint. Sunken City is located on the east side of Point Fermin Park (also see this helpful map). There are some ominous signs to ignore and some fencing to navigate to get into the Sunken City. Above the ruins it seemed pretty safe when we were there, some lady from the neighborhood was walking her dog on a well-established path. Once you start to descend into the destroyed/altered landscape it is best to take care as the steep drop-offs require scrambling…"
losangeles  sanpedro  pointfermin  california  togo  landscape  decay 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla
"The La Jolla Map and Atlas Museum will feature maps that span 500 years, from the 15th century all the way to the mid-20th century. The maps are from all over the world, but most of the collection can be traced back to European roots.

The maps are a part of the Stone Map and Atlas Foundation, headed by local businessman and philanthropist Michael Stone, who has been collecting maps for 20 years.

“It was just not right having them locked up in an oversized closet,” said Stone, who also serves on the board of the San Diego Museum of Art and is an advisory board member for the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. “This material needs to be seen and appreciated.”"
maps  mapping  lajolla  sandiego  museums  cartography  history  togo  tcsnmy  classideas  archives 
february 2011 by robertogreco
The Summer Salon Series | San Diego Museum of Art
"The 2011 Summer Salon Series will take place from June 2 through September 1.  A complete line-up of artists and performances will be coming soon.  In the meantime, use the information below to take a stroll down memory lane from last year's Series.  See you this summer!

The San Diego Museum of Art and Agitprop are proud to co-present this summer long program of contemporary artists' performances, talks, demos and workshops."
sandiego  sandiegomuseumofart  agitprop  art  togo  todo  2011  summersalonseries  performance  talks  workshops  glvo  the2837university  agitpropproject 
january 2011 by robertogreco
airplane graveyard - a set on Flickr
"between 1997 and 1999, i made several visits to an aircraft scrapyard in the mojave desert. it's an incredible thing to walk right up to these giant machines and see their intricate workings laid bare.

the black and white images were shot on a blistering august day, the temperature well over 110˚. kodak tri-x pan with a red #25 filter.

color was shot on fuji velvia with a circular pola filter."
flickr  graveyard  mojave  desert  mojavedesert  aircraft  tovisit  togo 
december 2010 by robertogreco
UCSD by Design
"Beginning in fall of 2010 & continuing throughout UCSD's 50th anniversary year, the history & future development of UCSD's built environment will be explored & celebrated in UCSD by Design: Art, Architecture, & Urbanism in the Campus Context.

The UCSD Campus Guide by Dirk Sutro is latest addition to series of campus guides from Princeton Architectural Press…organized around 10 map-guided tours, & presents history of growth of campus & of its architectural landmarks…reveals stories behind architecture, landscapes, & sculptural works of UCSD’s contemporary built environment.

The centerpiece of UCSD by Design is a public lecture & moderated discussion series consisting of 5 events…At the moderated discussions, each keynote speaker will be joined, appropriate to the topic, by invited architects, architectural historians, landscape architects, art historians, Stuart Collection artists, urban planners, campus planners, and academics in related disciplines."

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sandiego  ucsd  mcasd  todo  togo  architecture  design  2010  lectures  campus  history  future  dirksutro  kurtforster  johnwalsh  robertstorr  jean-phillipevassal  gilleclément  charlesjencks  art  landscape 
september 2010 by robertogreco
San Diego Art News « Last Blog On Earth
"Hey art addicts—get ready to start making longer drives down south. If you want to keep up with the most interesting art shows in town, you’re going to have to add the Southwestern College Art Gallery to your list of go-to venues.

Longtime artist Perry Vasquez has stepped in as co-director of the gallery alongside John Lewis. Vasquez just sent CityBeat a list of upcoming exhibitions, and there are definitely some shows you won’t want to miss. What else would you expect from an artist like Vasquez, a guy whose poster images have proliferated around the globe (see “Keep on Crossin” pictured right) and whose performance art is always somewhat shocking?"
art  sandiego  togo  todo  galleries  southwesterncollege 
september 2010 by robertogreco
"Specimen is created by Mark Quint, owner of Quint Contemporary Art gallery in San Diego, CA.

Specimen is an online store that sells art and curiosities.

Specimen's inventory (other than the art) is primarily used and vintage, but there are some new items slipped in every so often.

Specimen runs weekly specials, highlights guest selections, buys and trades objects and maintains a wish list for our collector friends.

Specimen is about objects that deserve a second look, closer inspection and a good home."

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markquint  quintgallery  sandiego  art  curiosities  togo  todo  shopping  vintage  collections  collecting 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Museum of Contemporary Art: In the here and now -
"This project was a kind of crash course for her in San Diego art & artists. “San Diego didn’t seem as exciting,” she says — sandwiched between Tijuana, a darling of theoreticians and journalists alike in recent years, & Los Angeles, in recent decades one of the international centers for contemporary art. The title of the show alludes to this cultural dynamic...

“When I first got here, I was stunned by San Diego, how beautiful it was,” says Sanroman, who grew up in Guadalajara & received both her bachelor’s degree in art and master’s degrees in art history from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. “It had the aura of a mirage to me.

“But there is a kind of vacuum in its identity that is filled by a focus on climate. So, the title of the show is interesting in relation to the idea of the disappearance of San Diego as a place. It has good schools for art and artists talk about wanting to live here, but it’s hard for anyone to clearly describe its identity as a place.”"
mcasd  sandiego  2010  luciasanroman  art  exhibits  togo  inthehereandnow  artists  place  identity  losangeles  tijuana  california 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Viva la Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
"A multifaceted exhibition that explores the dialogue between artists and the urban landscape, Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape features works both in the Museum’s galleries as well as at public sites throughout downtown San Diego.

The exhibition includes a diverse range of 20 artists from 8 countries that are linked together by how their work addresses urban issues -- Akay (Sweden), Banksy (U.K.), Blu (Italy), Mark Bradford (U.S.), William Cordova (U.S.), Date Farmers (U.S.), Stephan Doitschinoff [CALMA] (Brazil), Dr. Lakra (Mexico), Dzine (U.S.), David Ellis (U.S.), FAILE (U.S.), Shepard Fairey (U.S.), Invader (France), JR (France), Barry McGee (U.S.), Ryan McGinness (U.S.), Moris (Mexico), Os Gemeos (Brazil), Swoon (U.S.), and Vhils (Portugal)."
art  sandiego  lajolla  mcasd  togo  banksy  barrymcgee  datefarmers  blu  osgemeos  invader  swoon  urban  streetart 
may 2010 by robertogreco
A flowering of activity for Robert Irwin, 81 -
"The artist has a new installation in La Jolla, work from the series will be shown in New York, and he has developed a plan for an outdoor space near a federal courthouse to be built in San Diego."
robertirwin  togo 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Re-educate | Facebook
"Re-Educate is looking to connect people in the Puget Sound area who believe the industrial model of school should be quietly laid to rest as we welcome a new kind of school for the 21st century. Mission: This page is designed to serve as a gathering place for people interested in helping organize Re-Educate 2012: a Collaborative Learning Event."
stevemiranda  pscs  cascadia  education  learning  unschooling  deschooling  2012  unconferences  togo  tcsnmy  change  gamechanging  progressive  schools  pugetsoundcommunityschool 
march 2010 by robertogreco
La Casa del Tunel: Art Center Tijuana
"Our mission is to create, trough the arts, a new model for sustainable cultural development at the US/Mexico Border region."
art  tijuana  borders  gallery  sandiego  togo 
march 2010 by robertogreco
ROBERT IRWIN – Works in Progress « Quint Contemporary Art
"Quint Contemporary Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by San Diego based artist ROBERT IRWIN. This will be Irwin’s first gallery exhibition on the West Coast since his “One Wall Removed” project at the Malinda Wyatt Gallery in Venice, CA (1980). The exhibition, Works in Progress, will change every two weeks during the run of the exhibit from March 19th through May 1st. A reception will be held on Friday, March 19th from 6 to 8 PM."
sandiego  art  robertirwin  togo  tcsnmy 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
"Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art explores the myriad influences of architecture on contemporary art production. The architectural imaginary comprising images of sites and cities built and unbuilt, rising from collective experience and imagination.

The dynamic is mapped in an international context through the work of 13 individual artists (and one artists’ collective) hailing from around the globe: Michaël Borremans (Belgium), Matthew Buckingham (U.S.), Los Carpinteros (Cuba), Catharina van Eetvelde (France, born Belgium), Jakob Kolding (Germany, born Denmark), Julie Mehretu (U.S., born Ethiopia), Paul Noble (U.K.), Sarah Oppenheimer (U.S.), Matthew Ritchie (U.S., born U.K.), Hiraki Sawa (U.K., born Japan), Katrin Sigurdardottir (U.S. and Iceland, born Iceland), Rachel Whiteread (U.K.), and Saskia Olde Wolbers (U.K., born Netherlands)."
architecture  art  cities  imaginary  imagery  sandiego  exhibitions  mcasd  collectiveexperience  tcsnmy  imagination  unbuilt  togo 
august 2009 by robertogreco

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