CASA meeting 2006
CONSTRUCTING SOCIAL CHANGE: Utopia and Desire, Art, Knowledge and Direct Action
Date: 23 June 2006 â€“ 26 June 2006
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The Cultural Analysis Summer Academy (CASA) came into existence in 2003 as an international forum that seeks to discuss the shifting functions of academia and the scholar in a globalized society. Until now CASA organized two meetings to provide a platform for these discussions. Two years ago people from seventeen countries all over the world engaged in the discussions under the broad headline of â€˜Acting - Spectatingâ€™. The meeting proved to be successful and created on-going debates that have resulted in an e-journal and a proposed book publication. In 2005 a second meeting was organized that focused on the intersection between academic research and activism by discussing three thematic threads: borders, markets and movement(s). CASA continues to be an interrogatory process on the continuum of activism and academia. The CASA meeting 2006 will focus on debates around the construction of social change.
FrÃ¥gan om klasssamhÃ¤llet mÃ¥ i vissas Ã¶ron lÃ¥ta alldeles fÃ¶r dammigt, men jag tÃ¤nkte damma av det hela lite grand.
I am a cofounder of a Philadelphia PA based socail theater company and am seeking scripts with social themes as potential for our up comming season. If anyone has seen or read a script that has merit and could potentially have a nonprofit organization tied to it please pass along the title. Thanks alot.
: K i t t l e r
Vom Gott der Diebe zum gerechneten Raum, Akademie der KÃ¼nste
Friedrich Kittler spricht Ã¼ber die physikalische Bedingung des Klangs und damit der Musik: den RAUM - und spannt den Bogen von der mythischen Vorzeit (und der Geburt der Leier aus dem Geiste des SchildkrÃ¶tenmordes durch Hermes, dem Gott der Reisenden, der Diebe und der Dichter) bis in die Zukunft des gerechneten und errechneten Raumes. Die Pointe dieses Vortrages ist, dass, obwohl der Raum die Basis des natÃ¼rlichen Klanges ist, umgekehrt ein bestimmter Klang zurÃ¼ckgerechnet werden kÃ¶nnte auf einen Raum. tnvh
"Academy as potentiality" is a lecture by Irit Rogoff held during the mode05 meeting on March 19th in Potsdam (DE). Irit Rogoff is Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmithâ€™s College, London. Most recently she participated in the international exhibition project "Academy".
The wind got up in
the night and took our plans away.
The poor have no residence. They have homes because they remember mothers or grandfathers or an aunt who brought them up. A residence is a fortress, not a story; it keeps the wild at bay. A residence needs walls. Nearly everyone among the poor dreams of a small residence, like dreaming of rest. However great the congestion, the poor live in the open, where they improvise, not residences, but places for themselves. These places are as much protagonists as their occupants; the places have their own lives to live and do not, like residences, wait on others. The poor live with the wind, with dampness, flying dust, silence, unbearable noise (sometimes with both; yes, thatâ€™s possible!) with ants, with large animals, with smells coming from the earth, rats, smoke, rain, vibrations from elsewhere, rumours, nightfall, and with each other. Between the inhabitants and these presences there are no clear marking lines. Inextricably confounded, they together make up the placeâ€™s life.
DE BALIE in amsterdam announced a benefit concert on February 9th, 2005. Rebecca Schneider and Ann Pellegrini were referring in their lecture at the summer academy to the case of artist Steven Kurtz and scientist Robert Ferrell, both threatened by an unjustifiable prosecution for "bioterrorism". Those who were not able to tune into the live stream may download the torrent file and follow the instructions to download and watch it