News from Afar

The Dedalus Award research trip is now half way through and Viviana Checchia and Anna Santomauro have met several interesting organization and practitioners so far. One of the first meetings have been with a blade of grass (http://www.abladeofgrass.org/) with which they had a nice informal conversation and afterwards attended an event hosted at their space titled Aesthetics of Doing: Is Socially Engaged Art Always Progressive? with speakers such as Maureen Connor, Joshua Decter, Marc James Léger and Deborah Fisher (http://www.abladeofgrass.org/attend/aesthetics-of-doing-is-socially-engaged-art-always-progressive/). They then went to Queens Museum (http://www.queensmuseum.org/) an institution having a quite declared social engaged focus related to its specific local communities. At the museum they had the absolute honor and pleasure to meet and speak with Tom Finkelpearl and Tania Bruguera the cornerstone of this social engaged development of the area of Queens. Interesting have been as well visits such as the one at ISCP (http://www.iscp-nyc.org/), Flux Factory (http://www.fluxfactory.org/) or Smack Mellon (http://smackmellon.org/) where the curators could...
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Visible Award - attendees will be part of the jury!

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