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Nis Rømer
11 Dec 2007
- a documentary about the current state of copyright and culture
Global
I went to see this film the other night and it is absolutely not to be missed, can also be seen online:
"Good Copy, Bad Copy" is a terrific new documentary about copyright and culture, directed by Andreas Johnsen, Ralf Christensen, and Henrik Moltke. It features interviews with Danger Mouse, Girl Talk, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Lawrence Lessig, and many others with various perspectives on copyright.

Free / Open Source
29 Oct 2007
Amsterdam
The art and agricultural collective Kultivator must have been working hard to make this big show in W139 in Amsterdam.

Social Practice / Sustainability
26 Oct 2007
Contemporary art in public space
Istanbul
The project is a series of public debates, artist talks/workshops and exhibition realized by santralistanbul in cooperation with a number of partners. 27 October 2007, 3pm-6pm a debate will take place featuring Rosalyn Deutsche: "The Art of Witness in the Wartime Public Sphere" Gülsün Karamustafa: "Public/Private, where does the border stand?"Gerald Raunig: "The Monster Precariat" & Erden Kosova: "Radical Gestures in Restriction: Spatial Problems of Politically Engaged Art in Istanbul"

Blogs / Events
13 Oct 2007
Ecological Strategies in Today's Art
Oldenburg, Germany
Ecological questions, that is to say the science that studies the relationships of living things to their environment, have lost the last remnants of naive starry-eyed idealism over the past years. Environmental catastrophes such as the tsunamis, dying forest syndrome, fish mortality, cannibalism among seals, global climate warming, water shortages, as well as air and ground pollution make it clear that natural catastrophes are not only just "natural.“ They result from highly civilized ways of life that are based on exploitation and which destroy well-attuned ecosystems. The idea of ecology as a communicative system has therefore gained in influence and importance. With Free Soil, Critical Art Ensemble, Christina Hemauer/Roman Keller, MVRDV and others

Sustainability
11 Sep 2007
The Community Arts Network (CAN) supports the belief that the arts are an integral part of a healthy culture, providing both intellectual nourishment and social benefit, and that community-based arts provide significant value both to communities and artists.

CAN is promoting information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based art

Organizations / Public Projects / Social Practice
07 Aug 2007
UK
The Street training manual is the latest in a series of manuals and publications by Lottie Child that can all be downloaded from her website. She works with collective and direct action, play and the politics of public space. She also devises urban explorations in order to collectively produce guides for active engagement with urban places. She invites specific people to share their expertise and subjective responses to the notions of freedom of movement and anti social behaviour in increasingly sanitized and controlled urban places.

Artists / Free / Public Projects
04 Aug 2007
The documentation from the seminar held in Copenhagen is now online if you didn't get the chance to go.

"The Situationist movement was a cultural revolutionary movement that had its highest point of activity across Europe in the 1960s. But many of the Situationist ideas are still relevant and useful in our daily struggle against neoliberal globalised capitalism."

Art + Activism
12 Jul 2007
workshop and exhibition
Berlin
A workshop for cultural practitioners working with modes of self-empowerment and sustainability. With this project, we will gather people who work with an awareness of how the shaping of livelihoods reflects political, economical and cultural power structures, and who, through engagement in this subject, have developed positions and strategies of criticality within their praxis. Participants from Thailand, India, England, Norway, Germany, Scandinavia and others. The workshop is held in Sparwasser, Berlin. It is open to the public. Organized by Åsa Sonjasdotter, Ulrike Solbrig and Nis Rømer

Exhibitions / Public Projects / Social Practice / Sustainability
03 Jul 2007
London, UK
"These memorials address topics such as the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the country's slide into civil war, the deaths of soldiers and civilians, and the conflict's relation to global jihadism and the War on Terror."
The exhibition has an extensive website, discussion on monuments and even self reflexive moments on what artists can and can't do. Guess that we can generate debate when change is to much to ask.

Exhibitions / Public Projects
29 Jun 2007
Various
And more summer readings from the Transversal web journal:
"The articles in this issue of the web journal link these new universalism debates with an analysis of specific examples, such as the Zapatist fight for liberation under the motto “Everything for everyone!”, the movement of the French intermittents, the revolutionary battles of the 18th century in San Domingo/Haiti, or feminist politics of friendship."

Articles / Social Practice
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Features
By Nis Rømer

In the course of the summer (2007) the Public Picnic project developed with the help of neighbours, friends and people pas...
Nis
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Gardending Superfund Sites is an art project that fosters discourse around the issues of nature preservation, industry, and activism. Information and workshops with students and community groups to create a call to action to high tech industries to take responsibility for their actions.
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Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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