[-empyre-] reclaiming

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 02:00:35 EST 2012


Dear Ether, I think you pinpointed it clear, the relational city is, for
me, indeed, a form of resilience, the way a city and it's population adapt
itself to changes and to exterior modifications. As I wrote the other day
quoting Hakim Bey, one of the most innovative netthinkers I have come
across, I think the cities have an inherent capacity of answer when the
state fails at it's duty as ruler and coordinator.
Hakim Bey's notion of TAZ, Temporary Autonomous Zone, can applies to
several places in the world where the population find ways to mitigate the
pressure exerced against them.
I think about Gaza and it's tunnels, today the only way for the gazians to
get goods and people in and out the strip.
The siege of Gaza exerced by Israel created by paradox a very creative
situation where goods and wares are exchanged and recycled.
The same happens in Cuba, where the embargo imposed upon them by the US,
stops the most import of spare parts for cars or medicines or many other
things.
And the Cubans learned how to make own medicines with local herbs or to
repair and maintain cars without spare parts from outside.

Ana

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Ethel Baraona Pohl
<ethel.baraona at gmail.com>wrote:

> Ana
> As you mentioned new forms of grassroots fundraising I started to think on
> how new economic approaches are an important part of urban resilience.
>
> i. e. If we think about the Argentinian "Corralito<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corralito>"
> and how people were fighting for their right to have their funds from the
> banks. The fact that neither banks or the Government weren't helpful for
> people to recover their savings, lead the Argentinian population to start
> trading with a new way of economy: the "trueque". This exchange, based of
> relational goods was the main fact that allowed a large number of people
> to have access to food and basic goods. I think we're talking about
> resilience here.
>
> By this point of view, can we say that the relational city is almost the
> same that the resilient city?
> What do you think?
>
> Ethel
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>
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Ana Valdés <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks Ethel for sharing it, very interesting! By the way the new forms
>> of grassroots fundraising are very imaginative and I think they are
>> changing the ways Art and other forms of cultural production are working.
>> Instead of relying in states we rely on our own networks.
>> An autogestionated culture?
>> Ana
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Ethel Baraona Pohl <
>> ethel.baraona at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Just sharing a project that may be related to all that Pablo has
>>> explained about Fukushima:
>>> http://www.indiegogo.com/WEAREALLRADIOACTIVE
>>>
>>> *We Are All Radioactive* is an innovative experiment in online
>>> filmmaking that integrates storytelling, fundraising, and
>>> awareness-raising. I'm thinking on how this communication tools can be (or
>>> not) helpful to get people aware of the situation and create new
>>> resistance/resilient/recalcitrant/reclaiming movements.
>>>
>>> Any thoughts?
>>>
>>> Ethel
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 4:30 AM, Ana Valdés <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Pablo, great map, thanks for sharing it! And I think it should be great
>>>> if you wrote something about your book and your project Situation Room, a
>>>> really collective book :) with my foreword and edited by Ethel's publishing
>>>> house DPR!
>>>> It was a book preceding your stay in Japan and your work with the
>>>> nuclear...
>>>> Ana
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 3:38 AM, Pablo de Soto <pablodesoto at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> hola Ricardo et all
>>>>>
>>>>> last year we did an of incomplete map of student actions in Europe:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://hackitectura.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/B-side.jpg
>>>>>
>>>>> the idea was to visualize the highlighs and most creative students
>>>>> actions from book block to the temporary squatting of very iconic monuments
>>>>>
>>>>> we did not have time (it was a 3 days workhop) or the enough network
>>>>> capacity to make the global map, including the very intense squatting
>>>>> actions in America all along from California to Chile
>>>>>
>>>>> best
>>>>>
>>>>> pablo
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> El 6 de marzo de 2012 15:24, rrdominguez2 <rrdominguez at ucsd.edu>escribió:
>>>>>
>>>>>  Hola all,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> While I can appreciate the exit culture of performing recalcitrance,
>>>>>> which at least for me recalls Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the
>>>>>> Scrivener: A Story of Wall-street" with his mantra of "I would
>>>>>> prefer not to" - the urban capabilities that enable those who are less
>>>>>> powerful to reroute around the recalcitrance of those in power to change or
>>>>>> delete themselves - is connected to another "R" word (we seem to be
>>>>>> enjoying the impulse of alliteration): reclaiming. Performing reclamation
>>>>>> of spaces that dislocate and add to the entanglements of "recalcitrance",
>>>>>> "resilience", "resistance" has been an important trajectory for recoding
>>>>>> the flows between the country side and the urbanscape - specifically for me
>>>>>> the gestures of the Zapatistas, since 1994, to reclaim land and the city as
>>>>>> an intercontinental process. In fact they enact the reclaiming the planet
>>>>>> as a whole.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Here at UCSD students, labor, and faculty have been performing the
>>>>>> reclamation of spaces that the UC system says it can no longer afford -
>>>>>> libraries and student study areas in the last couple of years. At this
>>>>>> moment the UCSD Chancellor space has been reclaimed as well. As a study
>>>>>> area for students. By reclaiming space, and time (study-time), as not being
>>>>>> an "occupation" shifted the response by the UCSD police and the
>>>>>> Administration. To what degree then can urban capabilities function as
>>>>>> sites for reclaiming what has been condemned into less than ruins by the
>>>>>> violence of financial weapon for the Forth World War (as the Zapatistas
>>>>>> like to say) by not only staying in the city - but reaching out beyond its
>>>>>> walls of the smart city to the even smarter site of country where
>>>>>> "recalcitrance", "resilience", "resistance" has been developing as well and
>>>>>> perhaps even longer - as networks to reclaim the ruins of system yet to be
>>>>>> built.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/jessica-davies/2010/02/zapatistas-reclaim-mother-earth
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://reclaimucsd.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/statement-of-intentions/
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thousands of students and activists marched on the state Capitol on
>>>>>> Monday
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-protest-20120306,0,718441.story
>>>>>>
>>>>>> My very best to all,
>>>>>> Ricardo Domingue
>>>>>> http://bang.calit2.net
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 3/5/12 9:07 PM, Ana Valdés wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> There are many of you who named Olav Westphalen and his research at
>>>>>> Mejan, Kungliga Högskolan i Stockholm, the Royal Academy for Fine Arts,
>>>>>> here comes the invitation for a seminar about it. A pity I am not in
>>>>>> Stockholm now.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ana
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Welcome to *Performing Recalcitrance,* a week-long public programme
>>>>>> taking place at Kungl. Konsthögskolan | Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm
>>>>>> between March 24 and March 30, 2012.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> *Performing Recalcitrance* comprises performances, lectures and
>>>>>> workshops. It serves as the public culmination of a thematic cluster of
>>>>>> courses and academic events around recalcitrance, which are being held
>>>>>> throughout the academic year at Kungl. Konsthögskolan | Royal Institute of
>>>>>> Art. But it is also its own symposium, festival and meeting point for
>>>>>> discussion.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> While "resistance" and "revolt" are commonly employed as positive
>>>>>> terms, "recalcitrance" has overwhelmingly negative connotations. The
>>>>>> current definition of the word "recalcitrance" dates back to the 17thcentury (Fr.
>>>>>> *récalcitrant*, lit. "kicking back," 17c.-18c.). It defines a
>>>>>> stubborn, obstinate, at times even passive-aggressive or lazy attitude.
>>>>>> Nevertheless, it seems to be an appropriate description of the nature of
>>>>>> certain current social and political confrontations. This programme
>>>>>> explores the role of obstinate refusal in contemporary art and society,
>>>>>> including the academic setting. It asks whether, under certain
>>>>>> circumstances, recalcitrance could be a meaningful attitude and whether the
>>>>>> performance of recalcitrance can be a useful artistic and social tool.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> *Performing Recalcitrance* highlights a range of artistic practices
>>>>>> through works produced for the programme as well as in talks and workshops.
>>>>>> The members of the Berlin-based artist's group *Maiden Monsters*decide to withdraw from any protest movement and stay in bed. They invite
>>>>>> us to a private encounter with art history and the women's rights
>>>>>> movements, but only after having undergone an initiation ritual. Israeli
>>>>>> artist *Omer Krieger* of Public Movement stages a collective
>>>>>> performance, scrutinizing codes of conduct, legislative texts and the
>>>>>> aesthetics of protest movements in the Swedish context. *Klas
>>>>>> Eriksson* sets up a temporary, unauthorized McDonald's branch on the
>>>>>> museum island Skeppsholmen in Central Stockholm, turning the logic of the
>>>>>> standardized and optimized production line inside out. *Michael Smith
>>>>>> * will speak about his role as an American recalcitrant within
>>>>>> mainstream popular culture, such as sit-coms and commercial films over the
>>>>>> last three decades. Filmmaker *Eyal Sivan* will show a selection of
>>>>>> his films and comment on his work, a critique of nationalism and the
>>>>>> politics of memory. *Khaled Hourani*, artist and founder of the art
>>>>>> academy in Ramallah, will speak about his project "Picasso in Palestine",
>>>>>> which brought a "Modernist masterpiece" to Palestine for the first time.
>>>>>> *Valeria Graziano* discusses the role of procrastination in a
>>>>>> culture of entrepreneurship, constantly inducing us to produce value.
>>>>>> *Geert Lovink* will focus on the role of recalcitrance in online
>>>>>> media and speak about debate and anonymity on the net. *Donatella
>>>>>> Bernardi's students* will run TV Mejan, a continuous, fully
>>>>>> operational web TV studio, while *Mårten Spångberg*  and *Olav
>>>>>> Westphalen* will organize "Non Talk Radio," an intense, 24
>>>>>> hours-a-day, sleepover workshop producing live-radio programs, which cannot
>>>>>> be talk radio; no journalism, no documentary, no filling time with
>>>>>> knowledge (real or presumed).  A number of further workshops, performances,
>>>>>> lectures, a book launch, film screenings and a final panel discussion will
>>>>>> round off the programme.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> *Performing Recalcitrance* has been conceptualized and programmed by
>>>>>> Olav Westphalen and Stefanie Hessler. The public programme has been
>>>>>> organized by Kungl. Konsthögskolan | Royal Institute of Art in
>>>>>> collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Stockholm, Iaspis, Index – The
>>>>>> Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Konst-ig, Kulturhuset, Moderna Museet
>>>>>> and DOCH, the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We look forward to an intensive week and invite you to participate in
>>>>>> *Performing Recalcitrance*.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The programme is available here:
>>>>>> www.kkh.se/index.php/sv/undervisning/performing-recalcitrance/1268<http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=20548&N=2110&L=4195&F=H>
>>>>>>
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>>>>>>
>>>>>> "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth
>>>>>> with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will
>>>>>> always long to return.
>>>>>> — Leonardo da Vinci
>>>>>>
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> *Acompañando las acciones del movimiento antinuclear en Japón, Occupy
>>>>> Tokyo y escribiendo sobre la respuesta social y cultural a la
>>>>> catástrofe nuclear <http://www.scoop.it/t/cartas-desde-fukushima>.
>>>>> Accompanying the actions of anti-nuclear movement in Japan, Occupy
>>>>> Tokyo and writing about social and cultural response to
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>>>>> .*
>>>>>
>>>>> ¡Democracia Real Ya y fin de las nucleares!
>>>>> Pablo de Soto
>>>>>
>>>>>
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