November 8, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Hello everyone,

This Tuesday we’ll be talking with Justin Langlois and his collaborators at Broken City Lab, about their recent initiative HOMEWORK.

Broken City Lab is an artist-led interdisciplinary creative research collective and non-profit organization based in Windsor, Ontario. They work to “explore and unfold curiosities around locality, infrastructures, and creative practice leading towards civic change.”

HOMEWORK: Infrastructures & Collaboration in Social Practices was a four-day residency followed by a two-day conference last month in Windsor, and will be a jointly-written publication aimed at generating conversation around the following:

  • alternative infrastructures
  • radical collaboration
  • social practice
  • art implicated in social change
  • neighbourhood-level activities
  • city-wide imaginations
  • site-specific curiosities
  • tactical resistance
  • new models for art education and research

HOMEWORK’s audience included artists, scholars, writers, thinkers, and doers interested in any or all of the above. The residency was populated by artists, planners, and writers from a diversity of practices and cities who decided to collaborate together in some way during the first part of the residency. The conference was then free to attend and also recorded and broadcast on Livestream. Audience members were encouraged to donate their notes from the conference presentations to help create a collaboratively written publication. In addition, three keynote speakers (who should be familiar to regular Basekamp potluck attendees) made presentations of their work on the first evening and helped to lead open discussions the second conference day. The keynote presenters were Gregory Sholette, Marisa Jahn, and Temporary Services.

http://www.livestream.com/brokencitylab (archival footage from conference)

Join us this Tuesday

  • On Skype (skypename: ‘basekamp’)
  • Or in person if you happen to be in Philadelphia – this week we’ll meet during a potluck at Leigh & Scott’s place

See you all then!

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