Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and friends.

FS_13 Setting a Setting

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FRIDAY SESSION 13 ON TUESDAY 6 MARCH AT 19.00 AT PUBLIC WORKS

Artist/architect Can Altay has invited spatial practitioners Celine Condorelli, Marcus Miessen and Gil Doron to continue a discussion that started during the "Architecture as Initative" Symposium at the Architectural Association earlier this month, where the active role of architecture within dynamic and political urban setting, and issues of participation were high on the agenda.

"The topic is 'setting a setting'. I'm currently thinking about the question of a more open-ended practice; whether its possible to position oneself as a generator of some sort of setting, but not exercising complete control over and acknowledging/promoting unforeseen possibilities. Certain practices in the field of contemporary art have been explicitly dwelling on issues of the social realm, inter-human relations, and the socio-political for some decades now. The "relational" aspects of artistic practices have come to be ever more evident in becoming moments or acts that not only question but "make happen", taking sociality and spatiality to their core and acting as catalysts of relations; between the work and people, between people and people, and between people and space. What I have in mind for my research in terms of settings is somewhat restricted, but it can as well be any setting, any space, any spatial practice."

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