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Event: Nutopia Symposium, Cardiff

Nutopia Symposium
2/3 April 2009 @ Cardiff, UK

“Nutopia: Exploring the Metropolitan Imagination is a mapping process which seeks to explore the possibility of re- imaging utopia in relation to ‘the city’. The ways in which we can challenge the idea that city centres are purely spaces of consumption; look at possibilities for non-economic exchange; examine tensions between resistance and commodification and look at how this impacts our personal lives; the possibility to reinvent our cities, to reclaim; to consider the redevelopment and ownership of cities in the face of privatization; city architecture ~ Cathedrals to commerce; the language of regeneration, place as a perceptual landscape informed by a linguistic architecture.

http://www.jenniesavage.co.uk/nutopia/nutopia.htm

submitted by Jennie Savage

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Exhibition: Recesselation exhibition, Chicago

March 29th – April 9th, 2009
Rememberance Reception April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.
@ Spoke, 119 N. Peoria #3D, Chicago

“The Foolish Toys” will build a post-decadent shrine or memorial to our excessive past. Materials, objects, sounds, actions, and images, will be incorporated into one large sculptural form that evolves over time. Viewers are invited to leave a remembrance of things past: useless, excessive, non-essential items.

Link: http://spokechicago.blogspot.com/2009/03/recesselation.html

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