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Lecture at Pavilion Center 9 May 2013

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Pe data de 9 mai 2013 voi sustine o conferinta publica la Pavilion Center cu titlul:Activismul transnațional ca precursor al “Orașului de Spumă”.

On the 9th of May 2013 I will hold a public talk at Pavilion Center on the following subject: Online activism as the precursor of the “Foam City”.


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LECTURE
@PAVILION | proudly supported by UniCredit Țiriac Bank
Str. C.A. Rosetti 36 (intrarea din str. Jean Louis Calderon)

FB event: www.facebook.com/events/615521461809253/

Evenimentele din 2011 legate de “Printemps Arabe”, de “Occupy Wall Street” și de mișcarea “Indignados” au demonstrat potențialul tehnologiilor online și au ridicat următoarea întrebare: poate Internetul susține coexistența diferitelor sisteme democratice? Pentru a înțelege mai bine această întrebare propun un studiu comparativ între activismul online și conceptul de “Foam City”, enunțat de Peter Sloterdijk în 2004. Acest concept definește spațiul public ca și spațiu colector care permite existența simultană a unor evenimente multiple și adesea contradictorii, care pot face parte din sisteme democratice diferite.

Ipoteza este că forme emergente ale “Orașului de Spumă” se manifestă deja în diferite cazuri, în special în activismul online. În acest sens, obiectivul este de a construi un model teoretic care permite asocierea conceptului de “Oraș de Spumă” cu o serie de practici și de tactici existente prin intermediul tehnologiilor online. În al doilea rând, acest model teoretic al „mobilizării invizibile” acționează ca și sistem ontologic de organizare a spațiului public. Prin diferitele modalități de cooperare și de colaborare definite de activismul online, modelul „mobilizării invizibile” caută să completeze orașul vertical existent cu un oraș efemer, transversal.

Imagine: Burning Man 2005 camp map by Lisa Hoffman from HAILEY, C.Camps – a guide to 21st century space, MIT Press Ltd.

LECTURE
@PAVILION | proudly supported by UniCredit Țiriac Bank
Str. C.A. Rosetti 36 (intrarea din str. Jean Louis Calderon)

FB event: www.facebook.com/events/615521461809253/

The events from 2011 connected to the “Arab Spring”, to “Occupy Wall Street” or to the “Indignados” movement have demonstrated the potential of online technologies and have raised the next question: can the Internet support the coexistence of different democratic systems? In order to better understand this question I propose a comparative study between online activism and the “Foam City” concept, developed by Peter Sloterdijk in 2004. This concept defines public space as a collector space that allows the simultaneous existence of multiple and often contradictory events, that may be part of different democratic systems.

The hypothesis is that emerging forms of the “Foam City” already exist, especially within online activism. In this sense, the objective is to build a theoretical model that allows the association between the Foam City concept and a series of existent practices and tactics through online technologies. Secondly, this theoretical model of the “invisible mobilisation” acts as an ontological organising system for public space. Through the different ways of cooperation and collaboration defined by online activism, the “invisible mobilisation” model seeks to complete the existing vertical city with an ephemeral, transversal city.

Image: Burning Man 2005 camp map by Lisa Hoffman from HAILEY, C. Camps – a guide to 21st century space, MIT Press Ltd.

As vrea sa multumesc pe aceasta cale echipei de la Pavilion pentru invitatie!

I would like to thank the Pavilion team for their invitation!

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PAVILION center for contemporary art & culture
proudly supported by UniCredit Tiriac Bank

Str. C.A. Rosetti nr. 36 (crossing with Str. Jean Louis Calderon),
Bucharest 020015, Romania

T: + 4 021 310 5469
E: pavilion@pavilionmagazine.org
www.pavilioncentre.ro

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pavilionjournal

PAVILION (proudly supported by UniCredit Tiriac Bank) este un centru pentru arta si cultura contemporana, un spatiu independent work-in-progress, spatiu de productie si cercetare a vizualului, a discursivului si a performativului. Este un spatiu al gandirii critice  care promoveaza o întelegere implicata socio-politic a artei si a institutiilor culturale.

PAVILION (
proudly supported by UniCredit Tiriac Bank) is a center for contemporary art & culture, a work-in-progress independent space, a space for the production and research in the fields of audiovisual, discursive and performative. It is a space of critical thinking, and it promotes an artistic perspective implying the social and political involvement of art and of cultural institutions.

This is a project by PAVILION – journal for politics and culture.
www.pavilionjournal.org


PAVILION, BUCHAREST BIENNALE and PAVILION CENTER are projects devised and founded by Razvan Ion and Eugen RadescuInstitutional Partners:
Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest
Embassy of the United States in Bucharest
FSPUB – Faculty of Political Science
University of Bucharest
CNI Coresi
IASPIS
Alert Studio
Romanian Cultural Institute
Rumanska Kulturinstitutet Stockholm
Make A Point
BAM – Flamish Institute for Visual, Audiovisual and Media Art
Nana – natural food
Cinema Union
Arhiva Nationala de Filme
White Night of the Galleries
Media Partners:
RomaniaTV
Radio Romania Cultural
RFI Romania
BeWhere
Zeppelin
Vice
tabu
Alternativ
Arte & Meserii
Metropotam
Ginger Group
Port.ro
24-Fun
Modernism
Hipmag
Tilllate
ArtClue
ArtAct
Urban Things Romania
Sub25.ro
Anti-Utopias.com
Afterall
Radical Philosophy
Springerin
Cabinet
Mute
Open

Official Hotel: Intercontinental Hotel

Official coffee: Illy

Printing Partner: Evergreen Concept

Production Partner: Update Advertising

Official Club: 
Control

Official Restaurant: Shift

About alexandru senciuc

I am an architect in the pursuit of research and innovation in collective intelligence and healthcare planning. Currently, I work as an architect at Medical Architecture and a MPhil/PhD Student at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

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