Recent award, thanks to the Center for Craft in North Carolina!
CANOAS, CAYUCOS Y BALSAS (CANOES, CAYUCOS AND RAFTS)
Diego de la Cruz Gaitan, MAOF (Materiales y Oficios, or materials and crafts)
Javier Arbona, Assistant Professor
Canoas, Cayucos y Balsas is a materials and process research project for the construction prototypes of a fleet of Caribbean nautical vessels utilizing materials form natives trees constructed with techniques from pre-Columbian times to the present. Our research intents to re-frame our current knowledge of materials and crafts in search of multi-vectorial interactions with other islanders. This research will allow MAOF to reactivate practices of the original inhabitants of the Caribbean archipelago, with the intention of returning the gaze and body to the sea and broaden the understanding of an island that has finite resources. The results and findings of the expedition will be published periodically through notebooks/publications and a website, which will function as a logbook and reference material for other artists and craftsmen.
- Cartography of Naps by Eva Hagberg Fisher; on architectural affinities, fatigue, and gendered labor in academia.
- The Urbanization of Drone Warfare: Policing Surplus Populations in the Dronepolis by Ian Shaw.
- The Waterscape of Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1879-2000 (dissertation review); “Sarah Hines’ new study uncovers the deep historical roots of the Water War and the popular victory that resulted.”
- Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition; ” photographs and documents that confront the nature of contemporary warfare and the invisible mechanisms of state control.”
- Against Infographics; “to challenge the stability of underlying data, in fact or in principle,” re: the work of Gert Jan Kocken.
- Death by rescue in the policies of non-assistance of the Mediterranean.
- Over the Edge; “They were old enough to know better, but too young to care. And now this town is… Over the Edge;” N.b. The best urban history film, according to John Stehlin.
- Fred Turner: The link from anti-fascist art and the “historical problem” of Facebook; Ethan Zuckerman tells us about Fred Turner’s talk: “he starts the story with the “historical problem” of Facebook.”
- Brett Story: The Prison in 12 Landscapes (interview); “the presence of the prison system in our everyday geographies.”
- UC Per Student Spending Reaches Historical Low; Admin at All Time High; “The 54% decline in student allocations correlates with a rise in student loan debt, which is currently at a UC average of $20,210”
Reposted from my Sunday reading picks at The New Inquiry. Thanks to Aaron Bady for inciting. Most, and maybe all of my bookmarked links are saved on Pinboard.