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Thursday 26 November 2020 / Event time: 19.00

As part of our residency program for 2020-2021, we are hosting the philosopher Luce deLire. Due to the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic, our residency is organised as a long-distance liability-residency.

Digital Enclosure and it's Revolutionary Other

During the European 14th through 16th century, the great enclosure consisted in the literal fencing in or off of previously commonly used land so as to ensure that it could only ever be used privately from then on. This led to the impoverishment of millions and drove people to move to the cities, where they would sell their labour power. A similar process has been happening in cyber space for about two decades now: platforms are trying to keep you on their vicinity so as to mine your data and force you into subscriptions. In this way, the internet is becoming less and less a common space and more and more an enclosed space that looks like a corporate form of nation states. Digital Echo-Chambers, the radicalization of political conflict on the ground and its judicialization are effects of this overarching process. In a way, we are already living in a multipolar digital world, where Google-Android-land competes with Apple-land and certain other actors (Amazon, Spotify, Facebook) may or may not be more or less compatible with these general digital affiliations. The effect is that people are being deprived of their access to the commons (torrent network, streaming websites, pirate libraries), which are in fact increasingly being illegalized. The artificial scarcity generated by way of such illegalization and centralization necessitates people to flock around the main actors, which benefit greatly from this original accumulation. Thus Apple and the Google Play Stores keep control over which apps will be readily available to users and which are not. Naturally, they take percentages from developers and consumers for their ' services.' This is exactly how original accumulation works: produce scarcity through privatization and illegalization of collective usage of commonly accessible resources and harvest wealth from the desperation of those looking for alternatives.

 In this workshop, we will first focus on classical original accumulation and its conjoined manifestations in Europe and its colonies. We will then look at its most current formation – the enclosure of the internet – and a possible queer enclosure, namely the industrialization of the libidinal economy in a pink totaliterian picture. However, although most of these texts are not immediately concerned with the digital enclosure, in our discussion, we will try and focus on the latter, so as to understand the past through the future, which is where it is anyway created.

The workshop will be held in English, structured into 3 sessions and an optional fourth gathering and it will take place online on Thursdays at 19.00 (GMT+2) on the following dates:

Thursday 26 November 2020

Thursday 10 December 2020

Thursday 14 January 2021

The fourth session is subject to be discussed with the participants in the workshop.

Participants who attend all sessions will receive a certificate of attendance. The workshop is also open for auditors, who may not follow all four gatherings.

To register for the workshop or state your interest in auditing please email us on fpmedialab@gmail.com, until the 24rd of November.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information or for a detailed syllabus of the course/workshop. You can also contact directly Luce de Lire at Luce@getaphilosopher.com.

For more information on the work of Luce deLire visit www.getaphilosopher.com

For more information on the work of the Centre and our projects and events you can visit our website http://www.centrefeministmedia.arch.uth.gr

 

11/11/2020 12:00

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Carlo Pisano is Assistant Professor of urbanism and urban design at the University of Florence. He has carried out research and teaching activities in the field of spatial planning and design at the Universities of Cagliari and Florence, IUAV of Venice and TU Delft. The main research fields concern the study of Regional Design and Visioning in Europe at the metropolitan and regional level and the study of urban regeneration processes of areas in transformation, peripheral areas and cities subjected to extreme touristic pressure. International research projects include: "Bruxelles 2040" (2011), "Greater Moscow" (2012) and "Nieuw Zuid Masterplan" (2012) developed with the Associate Studio Bernardo Secchi Paola Viganò; the Strategic and Territorial Plan for the Metropolitan City of Florence (2016), the Masterplan for the Quartier Wienerstrasse in Linz (2018), winner of Europan 14. Recent publications include contributions to Sustainability, Urbanistica, Crios, Tema, Monu, Tourism Planning & Development and Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development. 

 

 Dr Pablo Sendra

Associate Professor of Planning and Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning. His main areas of research interest are collaborative planning and urban design processes, social housing and community activism. He is the programme Director of the MSc Urban Design and City Planning, the coordinator of the Civic Design CPD course and the Deputy Leader of the Urban Design Research Group. He carries out radical teaching and action research in collaboration with communities and activists in London. He is also co-Founder and Director of the urban design practice Lugadero, which works on co-design processes and co-founder of the CivicWise network. He is co-author of Designing Disorder (2020), Community-Led Regeneration (2020) and co-editor of Civic Practices (2017).

 

Thursday 4 June 2020. Event time: 18.00-21.00

Invited Guests: Vassileia aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis

The Centre of New Media and Feminist Public Practices transfers its Reading Group series online, Thursdays 18.00 - 21.00 (GR Time, gmt+2). In our reading group, we collectively read and discuss texts that focus on feminist practices, their claims and transformations as well as on public space and globalised economies and technologies. As part of these meetings, we also often invite artists to present works that they are creating in collaboration with the Centre, aiming to a creative dialogue between texts, theory and practice.

Since the reading group meetings that we had arranged in the physical space were interrupted due to the pandemic, we decided to continue in the expanded space of the internet. Our online meetings will take place on 3 upcoming Thursdays, 4th of June, 18th of June and 2nd of July, and they are open to everyone who would like to take part in the discussion.

On Thursday 2 July we will present Vassiliea Stylianidou aka Franck-Lee Alli-Tis´ project, ‘WordMord’, which was shaped at the Centre of New Media & Feminist Public Practices during a workshop organised by the artist. The starting points of the workshop were two extreme incidents of public violence, misogyny and homophobia: the inhumane lynching and murder of Zak Kostopoulos/Zackie Oh, in public view in the centre of Athens, and the rape and murder of Eleni Topaloudi in Rhodes. At the Reading Group we will talk about feminist practices that destabilise dominant languages, as well as the relationship between word and image as representation strategies. Wordmord traces the possible methodologies of (collective) performative writing as a technology that produces embodied (collective) desires.

Note: Participants in the workshop are invited to bring -if they wish- an excerpt of an abusive narrative that they have encountered online in relation to these two murders.

The reading group meetings are happening via Zoom. Please register by sending an email to fpmedialab@uth.gr or elpidakaraba@gmail.comand we will forward you specific details of how to sign-in on the day of the meeting.

For more information on the work of the Centre and our projects and events you can visit our website http://www.centrefeministmedia.arch.uth.gr

 

Guests: Peggy Zali-Panagiotis Lianos

The Centre of New Media and Feminist Public Practices transfers its Reading Group series online, Thursdays 18.00 - 21.00 (GR Time, gmt+2). In our reading group, we collectively read and discuss texts that focus on feminist practices, their claims and transformations as well as on public space and globalised economies and technologies. As part of these meetings, we also invite artists to present works coordinated with the work and the research of the Center, aiming to a creative interchange between texts, theory and practice. Since the reading group meetings that we had arranged in the physical space were interrupted due to the pandemic, we decided to continue in the expanded space of the internet. Our online meetings are open to everyone who would like to take part in the discussion.

On Thursday 18 of June we organise our second on line reading group. Peggy Zali and Panagiotis Lianos will present their ongoing project Hollowceneman: The Trap. The artists collected texts produced during a three-month period in which systemic restrictive rules were implemented in order to limit the spread of the virus. These texts were used to “train” a text-based algorithm, which is based on machine-learning technology and recent developments in the field of Natural Language Processing, in order to produce a new text. This new text, following editing, will in turn produce the lyrics of Hollowceneman: The Trap, a rap / trap music track.  Following instructions provided by the artists, participants of the Reading Group will be part of an online workshop focusing on the selection criteria of these texts and the methodology adopted in order to transform these texts into the rap / trap lyrics of a piece of music. Hollowceneman: The Trap derives from collective research undertaken together with Kostis Damoulakis, Domna Degaita and Elias Mokas.

The reading group meetings are happening via Zoom. Please register by sending an email to fpmedialab@uth.gr or elpidakaraba@gmail.comand we will forward you specific details of how to sign-in on the day of the meeting.

For more information on the work of the Centre and our projects and events you can visit our website http://www.centrefeministmedia.arch.uth.gr

 

Thursday 4 June 2020. Event time: 18.00-21.00

Invited Guests: Panos Sklavenitis - Eva Giannakopoulou

The Centre of New Media and Feminist Public Practices transfers its Reading Group series online, Thursdays 18.00 - 21.00 (GR Time, gmt+2). In our reading group, we collectively read and discuss texts that focus on feminist practices, their claims and transformations as well as on public space and globalised economies and technologies. As part of these meetings, we also often invite artists to present works that they are creating in collaboration with the Centre, aiming to a creative dialogue between texts, theory and practice.

Since the reading group meetings that we had arranged in the physical space were interrupted due to the pandemic, we decided to continue in the expanded space of the internet. Our online meetings will take place on 3 upcoming Thursdays, 4th of June, 18th of June and 2nd of July, and they are open to everyone who would like to take part in the discussion.

On Thursday the 4th of June we are presenting two artists’ projects: Untitled (Don Quixote) by Panos Sklavenitis and Proposal for a Female Workers’ Monument (and a tribute to the female Albanian proletariat) by Eva Giannakopoulou.  We will also read a draft of an adaptation, based on Don Quixote by Cervantes, as well as excerpts from Donna Haraway’s book ‘Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene’ (2016).

The reading group meetings are happening via Microsoft Teams. Please register by sending an email to fpmedialab@uth.gr or elpidakaraba@gmail.comand we will forward you specific details of how to sign-in on the day of the meeting.

For more information on the work of the Centre and our projects and events you can visit our website http://www.centrefeministmedia.arch.uth.gr

 

3/6/2020 15:00 Teams

 
 
 
 

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