Forest Rangers – Ecological Commons, 14 January, 12 February, 12 March 2019, hosted by Jupiter Woods, London, UK
Forest Rangers is a platform focused on ecology(ies), ecosystems and their communities within the realm of art. Forest Rangers explores the current state of the commons and their possible future. With a particular focus on discussing the state of alternative art spaces, natural resources, education, open source economics and outer space migration, FR hopes to establish a comprehensible set of understandings and goals to nurture our common resources.
Biopolitics and the Urban Commons, as part of Techniques to Make You Doubt, 27-28 September 2016, Fluent, Santander, Spain
This lecture on ‘Biopolitics and the Urban Commons’ was part of ‘Techniques to Make You Doubt’, a two-day seminar at Fluent, Santander, Spain, specifically conceived for researchers, cultural practitioners and students from the MA in Visual Culture MNCARS Reina Sofia. Participants included Sonia Fernández Pan, Sabel Gavaldon, Hanna Laura Kaljo, João Laia, Fran Meana, Enough Room for Space, Borbala Soos, Jochen Volz and Benjamin Weil.
Spatial Practices and the Urban Commons, with Can Altay, Thomas Dobson, Fernando García-Dory, Sabel Gavaldon, Adelita Husni-Bey, Matthew Fuller, Platon Issaias, Tim Ivison, Just Space, Adam Kaasa, Josie McVitty, Godofredo Pereira, Emily Rosamond, Louise Shelley, Squash, Tijana Stevanović, Ben Vickers, Joanna Warsza, 9 April until 4 June 2016, Tenderpixel, London, UK
The event series took shape in variety of formats, including talks, discussions, seminars, workshops, tours and publication launches. The gallery also hosted an exhibition, including a research library and a debate space on the ground floor, and a screening downstairs. Can Altay's ongoing journal, 'Ahali, Setting a Setting' unfolded into an installation, including new contributions. Adelita Husi-Bey's video ‘Ard’ (Land), 2014 presented a specific case study of ‘Cairo 2050’, a government-backed and privately funded metropolitan development plan of epic proportions, which threatens the livelihood of many settlements...