Derek Gregory highlights the Archive and Spatial Aesthetics and Praxis (ASAP), with a nice mention for my idea of experimental geopolitics, itself heavily indebted to many writers/practitioners of ‘experimental geography’.
My last post trafficked, amongst other things, in a geography of time-space compression, so it’s time (and space) to introduce ASAP: a title chosen by Tina di Carlo, former curator of architecture and design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and a graduate of Eyal Weizman‘s Research Architecture programme at Goldsmith’s, to echo the English ‘as soon as possible’ – ‘to evoke a sense of urgency and speed where space collapses in time’ – and, more precisely, to signal the Archive of Spatial Aesthetics and Praxis. Established in 2010, this is a virtual Aladdin’s cave of projects and practices, texts and objects.
You can fossick for your own favourites – everything is accessible from the starting grid – but here are two of mine. The first is Teddy Cruz‘s Political Equator project. This uses the US/Mexico border – specifically Tijuana/San Diego – as a…
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