Posts Tagged ‘hybrid cultures’

K67_Urban Router

K67_Urban Router is a mobile platform for investigation of digital public space, offering offline-intranet as a basic infrastructure for diverse cultural formats, ranging from collective mapping till tools for over passing juridical obstacles of free sharing. Situated in the upgraded Kiosk-K67, this offline-hub provides collectively created digital items and services, and it is accessible exclusively on the site. So-called ‘Kiosk-Cloud’ became interface for exchange and tool for engaging in the production of the socio-spatial configuration of the site.

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10 2012

PUF at European Humanities University (EHU)_ Vilnius

Open Lecture > Emerging Critical Cartography: Activists mapping and Collective Knowledge_Vilnius_May 2012.

The lecture introduced the concept of critical cartography in the digital and internet era, focusing on collaborative mapping strategies and diversification of mapping agents, as well as experimental activist/artistic drawings. The idea of the formation of collective knowledge through mapping was elaborated by introducing strategies of counter-mapping, networks-mapping and crisis-mapping.

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05 2012

PUF Remix_Pequeños Empoderamientos_video

Medellin, Colombia, Nov. 2011

In the shadow of current Medellin’s megaprojects plenty of small-scale initiatives have grown, offering alternative socio-cultural developments. Those critical approaches in the form of resistance and proactive interventionalism question current urban development mechanisms based on control and exclusion of the majority. Environmental activism, new forms of participation, alternative education or crowd-based cultural jamming represent diverse ways to construct collective spaces, quite the opposite to idea of creating territories. This movie tries to trace a variety of self-generated initiatives and contrast them with over-scaled plans of municipality by putting forward the perception of kids, cyclist movement and local artists.

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12 2011

PUF Remix_Jamming Underused Socialist Treasures_video

October 2011, in collaboration with Critical Urbanism Lab

Both the form and content of the J.U.S.T. project are motivated by a desire to counter one of the effects of globalization, particularly visible in, though by no means limited to, Eastern Europe. This is the sense that development is only possible when international capital is interested in investing in a particular site. The challenge of the J.U.S.T. project is to reverse this logic – can jamming spaces on a local level act as a catalyst for urban transformations aiming at greater social justice? Urban interventions have long been utilized in critical or artistic approaches.What this project aims to do is test their potential for providing alternative development strategies for underused spaces without flirting with power structures.

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12 2011

PUF at Urban China magazine

Project Sichuan Hot (S)pots has been published in magazine Urban China vol. 36

Available only in Chinese

Hot (S)pots_Urban China

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11 2010