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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Inability of Master Plan (based on infinite growth) to deal with the climate change asks for the socio-cultural shift and micro-urbanism strategies. Alternative infrastructures in the form of offline sharing, crowd-based finance models or low-tech energy producers, appear as a creative answer to urban uncertainties. PUF presented new forms of planning based on resources-sharing, DIY culture and self-made infrastructures, with an aim to provoke discussion about non-technocratic ways to deal with the climatic turbulence.
Goethe Institute Belgrade, December 2011.
Lecture > Tiny Empowerments_Berlin case
Art interventions in the public space became important part of the urban communications. In the city of Berlin, cultural developments that contrast “creative industries” generate plenty of alternative spaces and micro-entrepreneurs with social responsibility. Beside the administrative curtain, cultural funds and patrons, those networks are establishing new labour forms empowered by information and communication technologies.
After introducing some case studies from Berlin as a sort of inspiration, together with the short movie Pequeños Empoderamientos (Tiny Empowerments), open discussion about situation in Medellin took place together with local artists and activists.
Climate change has been heavily discussed from the meteorological, political or technical perspective. However, existing social change caused by shift in environment seems to be marginalized and put at the bottom of priority list.
PUF presented unconventional ways of dealing with climate change, following grass-roots initiatives, micro-ecosystems of local communities and increasing number of artists interested in this topic.
Goethe Institute Belgrade, October 2010
Presenting research project and web-archive Cracking The City
Platoon. Cultural Development, Berlin
Scene Design student group, University of Arts Belgrade, Winter Semester 06/07
Scenarios for the future of Great War Island in Belgrade developed during the study-course Architecture of Scene Space . Proposed web platform had aim to actively promote last authentic birds’ habitat in Belgrade and protect the island from the over-scaled appetites of investors.
Project was presented at PQ 07