Posts Tagged ‘subversive action’

Dia de Playita_Carrito Cultural_Medellín

Medellín, 29.07.2012, in collaboration with El Puente_Lab and Deúniti

As a part of tactical-urbanism strategy along the River Medellín, driven by alternative cultural infrastructure Carrito Cultural, action Dia de Playita invited local artists, homeless people living at the location and the random citizens into day-long creative-occupation of the space outside the master-plan. In the unusual setup of no-man’s-land (river sedimentation), innovative participation models took place in order to re-communicate inaccessibility, pollution and invisibility of the city’s main axis.

photos> Sebastián Ochoa Giraldo

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04 2013

PUF Remix_Carrito Cultural-Dia de Playita_video

Medellin, Colombia, Aug. 2012, in collaboration with El Puente_Lab

Cultural activation of the Medellín River has been under agenda of the project Carrito Cultural (mobile cultural infrastructure), exploring potential of tactical interventions at particular spots in order to change citizen’s perceptions of the abandoned and hardly accessible area right in the middle of the vibrant metropolis. By inviting street-artist collective Deúniti to paint large-scale mural at the one of the river sedimentations, atmosphere of the conventional city-beach has been staged, involving homeless people that live at the location and inviting random citizens that use the river occasionally for the bike-based recreation. After capturing this unusual situation, local percussion collective Alibombo has borrowed us sound background produced at the car’s cemetery.

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10 2012

J.U.S.T 2_Return of the Ghost

Critical Urbanism days_Vilnius_16-18.05.2012

J.U.S.T = Jamming Underused Socialist Treasures

How seven Mayors didn’t kill the Ghost? graffiti on the abandoned beer-bar Tauro Ragas, serve as a trigger to dig into complex past and question blurred future of the once important social space. Alternative visualization strategies has been practiced with students from EHU and activists from Archfondas, during the 3 days productive-camping at another underused cultural space KultFlux. Retracing famous sculpture of Tauro and bringing it back to original location in the sort of religious procession, opened up participative photo exhibition and invites people to rethink existing cultural developments embedded in commodification of leisure.

Photos Alina Krushynskaya

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06 2012

CTC_exhibition at Platoon

Cracking The City [CTC] at Platoon + Seed Bombs workshop, June 2009, Berlin

…The most important actors in the process of “cracking” come from domain of subculture. They possess different tactics developed as answers to urban uncertainty and the established social order. Hence, subculture is understood beyond definitions which describe it as opposition to dominant culture and commercially provided lifestyles. Subculture activities and actors are rather seen through the lens of their innovative character, unbound spaces they utilize and unconventional urban techniques they employ…

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11 2010