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Unstable Territory. Borders and identity in contemporary art - we make money not art
"There's a couple of cities where i keep going over and over again just because they have an art center worth a several hour long journey. Some of them may or may not be on your usual culture map. There's Eindhoven, Hasselt, Manchester and there's Florence where i traveled again a few weeks ago to see the exhibition Unstable Territory. [http://www.strozzina.org/en/exhibitions/territori-instabili/ ] Borders and identity in contemporary art at the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina.

The show presents artwork that reconsiders the notion of territory in a time when the obsolescence of concepts such as the nation state and borders coincides with new forms of nationalism and a corollary desire to affirm the individuality of a community or to protect their privileges with the construction of new physical demarcations. The map of the walls being erected to separate people from each other that The Guardian has recently published illustrates the extent of the latter tendency.

The astonishing development of mobility for both people and goods, the digitisation of communication and knowledge, migration and an increasingly global economy have all radically changed people's perception of territories, borders and boundaries. In view of the instability of these concepts crucial to the definition of personal identity, two different -though not necessarily conflicting - trends appear to be taking shape: one based on seeking shelter in the safety and proximity of the micro-territory, the region or even the family; the other, as theorised by sociologist Ulrich Beck, involving a new conception of cosmopolitanism in its most democratic and egalitarian sense."
wmmna  réginedebatty  art  borders  boundaries  economics  globalization  cosmopolitanism  richardmosse  adambroomberg  oliverchanarin  paolocirio  zannybegg  oliverressler  antonionegri  ariellaazoulay  sandromezzadra  thecoolcouple  simonesantilli  niccolòbenetton  territory  identity  glvo  mobility  migration  immigration  instability  shelter  safety  proximity  ulrichbeck 
november 2013 by robertogreco
Book review - Sensible Politics. The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism - we make money not art
"Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism considers the constitutive role played by aesthetic and performative techniques in the staging of claims by nongovernmental activists. Attending to political aesthetics means focusing not on a disembodied image that travels under the concept of art or visual culture, nor on a preformed domain of the political that seeks subsequent expression in media form. Instead, it requires bringing the two realms together into the same analytic frame. Drawing on the work of a diverse group of contributors, from art historians, anthropologists, and political theorists to artists, filmmakers, and architects, Sensible Politics situates aesthetic forms within broader activist contexts and networks of circulation and in so doing offers critical insight into the practices of mediation whereby the political becomes manifest."



"Ariella Azoulay discusses how images taken as casual souvenir can quickly become evidence that document a crime (think of the torture of the prisoners held at Abu Ghraib) or conversely, turn an abuse into an act of kindness, Meg Mclagan explains how successful documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth or Supersize Me have paved the way for socially-engaged documentaries that double as commodities with box office appeal, Carrie Lambert-Beatty analyzes how labeling Women on Waves as an art project enabled the activists to bypass legal hurdles, film maker Kirsten Johnson shares her experience of being an embedded journalist in Guantanamo Bay and talks about the military's restrictions surrounding the prison and the trial of Salim Hamdan, Sam Gregory, Program Director at the human right organization WITNESS talks about the fate of grassroot human right footage in the youtube age, the two editors of the book interview Eyal Weizman about forensic architecture, Fayne Ginsburg raises the story of the virtual appropriation on Second Life of Uluru, a major Arborigenal sacred site where non-Aborigenals are not allowed to take photos or to film.

Sensible Politics. The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism decodes and dissects the multiple interconnections between visual culture and the domain of the political. And it does it in a series of texts that are far-reaching, bold and never predictable. I'll recommend this book for anyone interested in activism, politics, social science, culture or/and visual art."
books  art  activism  artactivism  wmmna  toread  2013  politics  culture  anthropology  film 
july 2013 by robertogreco
Book review - The Art of Walking: A Field Guide - we make money not art
"Book description: The Art of Walking: a field guide is the first extensive survey of walking in contemporary art. Combining short texts on the subject with a variety of artists work, The Art of Walking provides a new way of looking at this everyday subject.

The introduction relates peripatetic art now to a wide range of historic precedents, and is followed by a series of visually led 'Walks' dealing with seven overlapping themes: footprints and lines; writers and philosophers; marches and processions; aliens, dandies and drifters; slapstick; studios, museums and biennales; and dog walkers.

The guide includes newly commissioned art and writing, and many artists have been actively involved in the design of their respective pages.

This overview of artworks dealing with walking completely took me by surprise. I was expecting psychogeography, peripatetics, geolocation and theory. But The Art of Walking: A Field Guide is not only light on words, it also follows themes that range from aliens to slapstick to dog walking.

The way the content is illustrated is worth a mention too. There are the usual photos that document performances of course but also letters, preparatory drawings, souvenir programme, etc. The succession of images for each artwork allows the reader to fill in the dots, complete the short presentation text and create their own narrative. The author even asked some of the artists to participate in the editorial process. For example, The Art of Walking opens on a series of proposals that artist Peter Liversidge wrote down on his old typewriter for the author of the book, for himself or for the reader. He invites you to put down the book and go outside, for example. And following his suggestion, the book closes on 5 empty pages for you to write down notes.

The book was thus nothing i expected. And that's never a bad thing.

Special mention for the format and design of the book. Soft cover. Thick, glossy pages but not too glossy (if you know what i mean.) Round corners.

And now for the traditional tour of some of the works presented in the book: …"
books  toread  walking  wmmna  2013  davidevans  reginajoségalindo  francisalÿs  marcuscoates  simonfaitfull  lawrenceabuhamdan  keitharnatt  catherineyass  art  réginedebatty 
june 2013 by robertogreco
WSC [The Welsh Space Campaign]
"The Welsh Space Campaign launches ordinary Welsh people into outer space, by finding cosmic context for Welsh culture, skills and traditions.

A plumber has built a pressure system for the spacesuit, a traditional clog maker had made space clogs, and the last remaining wool mills in Wales have provided material for the space suit.

I aim to reveal that Wales has the capacity to explore space, and to show that off-world culturalisation can be achieved through a collective communitarian effort; aa a way to allow people involved to reconsider their role and skill in relation to these cosmic contexts."

[See also: http://we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2013/06/the-welsh-space-campaign.php ]
space  spacesuits  wales  welsh  helfinjones  craft  wool  collective  community  wmmna 
june 2013 by robertogreco
The Smell of Control: Fear, Focus, Trust - we make money not art
"What should a robot smell like? Kevin Grennan has augmented three existing industrial robots with 'sweat glands'. Each uses a specific property of human sub-conscious behaviour in response to a chemical stimulus: one makes humans about to undergo surgery more trustful, another one makes women working in production line more focused and the third one is a bomb disposal robot that emits the smell of fear.

The contrast between the physical anti-anthropomorphic nature of the machines and the olfactory anthropomorphism highlights the absurd nature of the trickery at play in all anthropomorphism…

The Smell of Control: Fear, Focus, Trust also involved demonstrating the limits of anthropomorphism. The video of the android's birthday shows a lovely android attempting to recreate the most straightforward moment of a birthday celebration: blowing the candles of the birthday cake…"
kevingrennan  robots  design  anthropomorphism  androids  behavior  ai  senses  smell  uncannyvalley  2011  wmmna  fear  control  trust  réginedebatty 
july 2011 by robertogreco
rep.licants.org, a virtual prosthesis for the online introvert - we make money not art
"rep.licants.org allows people to install a bot on their Facebook and/or Twitter account. The bot will combine the activity the user is already having on other channels such as youtube or flickr with a set of keywords selected by the user to attempt and simulate that person's activity, feeding their account with more frequent updates, engaging in discussions with other users and adding new people to their list of contacts."
wmmna  bots  rep.licants.org  socialmedia  introverts  facebook  flickr  twitter  wikileaks  mobile  matthieucherubini  automation  ai  turing  2011 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Interview with Richard Pell, Director of the Center for PostNatural History - we make money not art
"If you want to see a penguin, you go to the zoo. If you're curious about dinosaurs and dodos, any natural history museum will enlighten you. But where do you go if you want to learn about spider silk-producing goats, anti-malarial mosquitoes, fluorescent zebrafish or the terminator gene?

Right now, you can only rely on good old internet. But in June, the Center for PostNatural History will finally open its doors to anyone interested in genetically engineered life forms. This public outreach organization is dedicated to collecting, documenting and exhibiting life forms that have been intentionally altered by people through processes such as selective breeding and genetic engineering."
future  biology  genetics  museum  wmmna  richardpell  centerforpostnaturalhistory  history  postnaturalhistory  2011  pittsburgh  geneticengineering  selectivebreeding  life  interviews  cloning  modification  mutation  plants  animals  anthropocene 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Pattern Recognition - Art for animals - we make money not art
"Art for animals is art with animals intended as its key users or audience. Art for animals is not therefore art that uses animals as a substrate or a carrier, nor as an object of contemplation or use."
animals  art  wmmna  glvo  perception  human  animalart  artforanimals  performanceart  performance  constumes  josephbeuys  adamchodxko  hanshaacke  janniskounellis  jeremydeller  matthewfuller  bertholdlubetkin  lindsaydrake  tecton  paulperry  nataliejeremijenko  marcuscoates  louisbec  anthonyhall  wilfriedhoujebek  gilgamesh  artists 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Permanent Error - we make money not art
"After the moving and now iconic series The Hyena and Other Men and the stunning Nollywood, Hugo's latest work, Permanent Error, portrays the people, animals and landscape of a dumping ground for computers and electronic waste from Europe and the US. The area, on the outskirts of a slum known as Agbogbloshie, in Ghana, is a shocking contrast to the better faster shinier life promised by the unrelenting advances of technology."
teachnology  permanenterror  photography  waste  ewaste  electronics  consumerism  sustainability  us  europe  africa  ghana  pieterhugo  wmmna 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Other Space Odysseys: Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan, Alessandro Poli - we make money not art
"While in Montreal for the Elektra festival, i went to the Canadian Center for Architecture to discover architects Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan, and Alessandro Pol's views on space exploration and its impact on terrestrial realities. I'm still not sure why the 3 architects were brought together under the same roof but the diversity of their vision certainly made for an exciting ride."
architecture  art  space  spaceexploration  michaelmaltzan  greglynn  alessandropoli  design  wmmna  spacetravel 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Future Archaeologies - we make money not art
"Armin Linke's Future Archaeologies photographs explore how some contemporary places and building structures can be regarded as 'archaeologies of the future', modern artefacts subject to slow-fading decay. This snapshot of a progress that never took the road it was supposed to follow triggers the question: 'How long will it be before our own idea of modernity gets stranded in a dead end?'"
wmmna  future  archaeology  futurearchaeologies  art  design  artifacts  decay  progress 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Open City: Designing Coexistence - Part 1, Community - we make money not art
"Today, the very diversity that once activated our cities threatens to dissolve them: cities are turning into archipelagos; public infrastructures are splintering; and public spaces are being left to wither. Differences between rich and poor, conflicts among ethnic groups, and the proliferation of gated communities and security zones are some of the symptoms that point to the urgent need to re-address the idea of Open City and translate it into concrete intervention strategies. How can architects and urbanists stimulate and design social, cultural, and economic coexistence?"
wmmna  cities  coexistence  architecture  design  urbanism  urban  planning  policy  opencities  publicspace  infrastructure  culture  society  disparity  class  wealth  exhibits 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Encastrable, guerrilla art residencies inside DIY megastores - we make money not art
"Encastrable is a series of guerrilla art residencies held inside gardening and DIY megastores in the Paris area. The project, which i discovered it while i was visiting the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris a few weeks ago, was initiated by Paul Souviron and Antoine Lejolivet. At no cost at all, the young artists have at their disposal a huge array of material that they can grab, move, superimpose, and organize onto temporary installations and sculptures. Authorization of the manager of the establishment is obviously never requested."
art  consumption  walmart  contemporary  bigbox  megastores  wmmna  installation  temporary  glvo  guerillaart 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Search - En Busquedad - we make money not art
"For Search, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle transformed a monumental bullfight ring in Tijuana into a radio telescope complete with an antenna and a large reflector dish that would search for signs of aliens from outer space. The signals picked up by the telescope created a "white noise" that the artist broadcast to the Tijuana region on pirate FM radio. Realized some 100 feet away from the U.S. border, Search comments also on the constant search along the border for 'aliens' of a more terrestrial kind."
wmmna  mexico  tijuana  telescopes  borders  art  aliens 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Interview with Tobie Kerridge (Material Beliefs) - we make money not art
"Material Beliefs is a group of designers based in London. They might create pieces of furniture and accessories but they are not your usual tables and cups. The result of a close collaboration with scientists and engineers, social scientists but also members of the public, their projects take emerging biomedical and cybernetic technology out of labs and into public space. The members of Material Beliefs use design as a tool for public engagement, a mean to stimulate discussion about the value and impact of new technologies which blur the boundaries between our bodies and materials.
wmmna  tobiekerridge  art  design  materialbeliefs  science  biotechnology  technology  research  artists  tcsnmy  glvo  children  risk  teaching  learning  biojewelery 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Altermodern at Tate Britain - we make money not art
"Will Altermodern bring Bourriaud the fame and admiration he earned back in 1998 with a book that coined Relational Aesthetics for art practices based on the inter-human relations they represent, generate or trigger? Probably not. Will crisis have an impact on or even put a stop to the Altermodern movement and give way to something different? Jury is still out."
wmmna  altermodern  postmodernism  art  nicolasbourriaud 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Interview with Ulla Taipale from Capsula - we make money not art
"Last Summer, curatorial research group Capsula embarked on the first of its Curated Expeditions, demonstrating in the process that you don't need an intergalactic spaceship to uncover new territories and make meaningful discoveries. This series of Curated Expeditions are research trips that engage with earthly phenomena through artistic investigation." ... "The object is to make a series of expeditions dealing with earthly phenomena in remote and nearby destinations . The aim is to stimulate production and exhibition of multidisciplinary artistic creation related with nature's spectacles. I have many ideas for new expeditions and for the targets of the artistic survey, but these plans are in an early stage and not ready to be published yet." ""
wmmna  russia  finland  landscape  travel  art  science  curation  glvo  bioart  nature  slow  driftdeck  tcsnmy  performance  journey  capsula  place  location  ullataipale  nomads  neo-nomads  movement  observation  projectideas 
january 2009 by robertogreco
The Infrastructural City - Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles - we make money not art
"the one city on this planet i should be averse to. The first time i was there i saw creatures that freaked me out: Chupa-Chup ladies -heavy and round on top, super slim on the rest of the body- and all sort of people walking around with some rather stunning attributes that had been recently implanted. I could not accept that no one ever 'walks around the city center' to do some shopping, have a drink and sit down in a park. And where was the city center anyway? I realized i would never survive in L.A. without a driving license. The skyscrapers were tiny Lego structures thrown in a heap by the highway. And the river. Even that poor repudiated and alien river looked fake! I should never have liked LA. I tend to measure every city to a European one. I manage that tour de force almost everywhere but in LA the attempt is more preposterous than ever. That's what charmed me so much. That and many other things. Los Angeles is the only city in the USA where i would be tempted to live."
losangeles  urbanism  wmmna  infrastructure  architecture  books  kazysvarnelis  reviews  sprawl  urban 
january 2009 by robertogreco
São Paulo: Survival - we make money not art
"I arrived yesterday in São Paulo and i still have to recover from the shock. This is the new Berlin, the new New York, the new 'i've never seen such an exciting place before.'"
sãopaulo  brasil  wmmna  art  réginedebatty  brazil 
november 2008 by robertogreco
In Construction. Recipes from Scarcity, Ubiquity and Excess - we make money not art
"No proper building. Not even an architecture project that would give a hint of what its future headquarters would be like. That didn't prevent El Bòlit, a brand new Contemp Art Center, from opening its borrowed doors a few weeks ago in Girona...The Bòlit was a game popular among children in Catalonia until the middle of the XXth century. "It's a metaphor for a dynamic center, one that is constantly moving and is pushed forward by people"... opening exhibition...proves that, if the center is still waiting for a proper building, it certainly doesn't lack a strong personality, a dauntless attitude and a very promising exhibition programme...In Construction. Recipes from Scarcity, Ubiquity and Excess...Beyond construction of building, creation of a contemp art centre involves first & foremost construction of a discourse, relationships & dialogue...why first exhibition at new centre focuses on processes that explore new methodologies to articulate narratives w/ context as starting point."
wmmna  girona  spain  elbòlit  art  artcenter  glvo  architecture  space  identity  narrative  exhibitions  temporary  cities  museums  barcelona  españa 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Heartland, a walk into the art scene of the U.S 'Third Coast' - we make money not art
"The exhibition presented also independent cultural organizations and artists' platforms whose activities are deeply rooted in their local environment. One of them is the Tree of Heaven Woodshop is a Detroit-based network of specialists, craftspeople, researchers, artists and enthusiasts who work exclusively with wood processed from what the Chinese call the Tree of Heaven. In the Detroit, the tree received also the nickname "ghetto palm" because of the way it populates abandoned lots and deserted factory sites all over the city. The tree survives, even in a polluted area, where there is poor or very little soil as it is often found climbing out of abandoned factories and houses, lamp posts and even sidewalks and concrete structures, make this tree the plant of post-industrial landscapes."
us  art  architecture  design  wmmna  exhibitions  detroit  heartland  thirdcoast 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Life inside skeleton dwellings - we make money not art
"mOmentoMoNUMENTO, a joint project by Brazilian collective Coloco & French experimental architects of Exyzt whose pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale of 2006 i had enjoyed so much.

Exyzt's works engage mostly with temporary interventions, ephemeral constructions and the presence of diversity in urban space. They have recently joined forces with Coloco to submit to the institution Cultures France a project that will be part of the official programme of the French Year in Brazil (February-July 2009). The final project stems from a research started in 2001 by Coloco.

The Brazilian collective observed, analyzed and documented a phenomenon called 'skeleton dwellings': in big cities, groups of people decide to occupy then inhabit buildings which were left unfinished and abandoned because of economic crisis, ups and downs of the estate market, war, cataclysm, etc."
urban  housing  sãopaulo  brasil  wmmna  brazil 
october 2008 by robertogreco
The unusual suspects of Manifesta: The Pirate Bay and David Adjaye - we make money not art
"His contribution to the Manifesta biennial is Europolis, a beautifully crafted glass and metal foil panel that raises questions such as 'What if Europe was condensed into one piece and combined as one cell? What would be left behind as residue?' Adjaye extracted information from the capital cities of the European Union and condensed it into a single entity. The sum of many European cities doesn't make a European city. These have not been planned; they have evolved over time, through history and war, development, destruction, mixing, migration and changing populations. Adjaye's work evokes the idea of the city as phenomenon. Its organic form contains all the information about those cities from which it is drawn: material texture, population, time, scale and occupation."
davidadjaye  design  wmmna  piratebay  copyright  p2p  art  architecture 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Interview with Riitta Ikonen - we make money not art
"My work is concerned with the performance of images, through photography and costume design. Certain items, usually small and insignificant, excite me to the point where I have to wear them and then document that process. The super- garments I make open up new experiences. In my costumes tremendous things happen - to me and to the people I work with. Today I exploded an egg in the microwave. Next, I want to make an egg costume."
costumes  art  design  glvo  wmmna  interviews 
august 2008 by robertogreco
ISEA 2008 - The Juried exhibition - we make money not art
"Finally, We Hear One Another is a work by Kelly Jaclynn Andres that enables people to experience each other's soundscapes. Collaborating with the Mixed Reality Lab, Kelly made bonnet's fitted with a speaker and an extra 'ear' - a cone at the back of the
wmmna  soundscapes  sound  mixedreality  wearable  installation  glvo  games  wearables 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Brendan Walker at This Happened - we make money not art
"Brendan calls himself a thrill researcher and engineer, and his design practice Aerial is "specialising in the creation of tailored emotional experience". This might sound a bit like standard lingo at first, but they actually mean it, since they're not l
emotion  design  thrill  brendanwalker  wmmna  experience 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Interactivos? workshop: Interview with Simone Jones and Alvaro Cassinelli - we make money not art
"Learning is more of a "cut and paste" experience than a cumulative one. This is extremely interesting and challenging for educators who design curriculum with specific "learning outcomes" that are derived from a cumulative process of knowledge acquisitio
opensource  electronics  learning  education  wmmna  lcproject  microcontrollers  processing  arduino  classideas  schools  curriculum 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Life Support - Could animals be transformed into medical devices? - we make money not art
"This project proposes using animals usually bred commercially for consumption or entertainment as companions and providers of external organ replacement, offering an alternative to inhumane medical therapies."
design  designfordebate  wmmna  animals  medicine  health 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Homo Ludens Ludens - Desire - we make money not art
"Names of actual urban WIFI zones (my favourite was called Familia Alvarez) are mapped and tagged like street-names in the exhibition space while aether waves with the same subjective names are also superimposed on the arts space, as playground."
games  play  maps  mapping  arg  gaming  nintendo  nintendods  wmmna  location-based  art 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Lucy + Jorge Orta's Antarctica expedition - we make money not art
"The tents, survival kits, videos and mobile aid units created by the artists as a result of their expedition to the edge of the world are having their first public showing at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan."
wmmna  antarctic  art  glvo  exhibitions  migration  water  environment  sustainability  antarctica  expedition 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Homo Ludens Ludens - Play in contemporary culture and society - we make money not art
In 1938 Johan Huizinga introduced idea that man is also an Homo Ludens ("playing man") for whom amusements, humour & leisure played important role in both culture & society...Vilém Flusser went further...society which, instead of working, generates infor
play  games  gaming  art  exhibits  wmmna  exhibitions  vilémflusser 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Ant Farm retrospective in Sevilla - we make money not art
"Founded in San Francisco in 1969...could be regarded today as a very effective mix between Archigram, Rolling Stones & The Yes Men...embraced latest technologies at same time as they hit American culture on head with social & political comments and their
art  media  performance  architecture  wmmna  film  television  tv  video 
march 2008 by robertogreco
New Brave World workshop at iMAL: RFID and art - we make money not art
"my presentation about RFID and art at the RFID workshop that iMAL organizes this week in Brussels as part of its series of New Brave World events."
art  rfid  nfc  wmmna  technology  media  design  ubiquitous  ubicomp  everyware  newmedia  electronics  opensource  urbancomputing 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Billboard Liberation Front's talk at Vooruit, Ghent - we make money not art
"Some of the key rules of their billboard improvement actions: - Make alterations that will make people smile not something that will make them angry, - Less is more. The best improvements are those that require only to alter a single letter to change the
advertising  art  propaganda  pranks  graffiti  streetart  activism  wmmna  culture 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Animal Superpowers - we make money not art
"Students of Design Interactions Chris Woebken and Kenichi Okada, in collaboration with MBA students from the Oxford Said Business-school, have been developing a series of sensory enhancements toys for children to experience "animal superpowers.""
animals  senses  perception  games  toys  newmedia  interaction  wmmna  cognition 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Interview with Antony Hall - we make money not art
"currently focusing on investigation of biological & physical phenomenon...experiments involve communication with electric fish, creation of life through growing crystals electrically on volcanic stone, hunting for Moss bears, training Planarian worms"
art  nature  performance  biology  wmmna  antonyhall  technology  fish 
february 2008 by robertogreco
News without the fear - we make money not art
"Ticker Tape is an internet radio for people who suffer from Euphobia, "a persistent, abnormal and unwanted fear of hearing good news". Designed by Will Carey, it was exhibited at the work in progress show of the RCA in London a few weeks ago."
radio  wmmna  design  interface  ux 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Book Review - Ground-up City. Play as a Design Tool - we make money not art
"Ground-up City places the playground high on the agenda as an urban design challenge. It also shows how specifying a generic, academic model for a particular situation can lead to a practically applicable design resource."
architecture  art  urbanism  design  urban  playgrounds  books  play  wmmna 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Interview with Graham Pullin (Interactive Media Design Dundee) - we make money not art
"been involved in the design of mobile phones, hearing aids, furniture for children with disabilities and remote-controlled submarines. Previous to entering the design industry he gained an MDes from the Royal College of Art, this after a number of years
design  education  interaction  interactive  media  mobile  phones  furniture  children  disabilities  interviews  wmmna  disability 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Book review: Hyper-Border: The Contemporary U.S.-Mexico Border and Its Future
"there's no villains and victims in the book, it's much more complex than that. Romero does a fantastic job at lining up facts and figures to help us clear up our mind on the issue. The amount of research he had to do to present the various aspects of the
borders  us  mexico  immigration  politics  migration  books  tijuana  sandiego  classideas  wmmna 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Interview with Di Mainstone
"Di Mainstone is an insanely talented fashion designer. She trained in fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art, London. Her work was soon sold at Selfridges, Urbanoutfitters and Harvey Nichols. Further design collaborations included illustr
interviews  wmmna  dimainstone  fashion  design  glvo  history  body  bodies 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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