SPACE AND THE CITY

Event

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

What is the link between outer space technology and the sex industry when Las Vegas strippers can accept online Bitcoin payment via QR Tattoos?

Adaptive Actions (AA) is looking for new contributions for its online platform and forthcoming workshops. In preparation for AA’s Space and the City Camp (MIT campus April 2019), we are hosting a brainstorming session in order to gather the urbano-space enthusiasts on campus. Cities are designed using some of the most creative and revolutionary science and technology. Outer space science and technology plays a central role in the design and development of urban, architectural and transportation systems yet its impact often goes unnoticed. For instance, satellite technology is used to track movement of bodies and goods and to predict urban forecast. GPS are used daily by urban dwellers to orient their mobility. Aerospace techniques are used to design buildings and transportation systems. Urban infrastructures are thus in close connection with the space industry. They are also in relation with outer space’s extreme and adverse conditions (imposed movement, uniformization, hyper acceleration, increased precarity and divisions). How can we resist the impact of space technology and invent productive tools to shape our cities?

 

Photo credit: Leonid Tishkov, Private Moon, 2003 (image: courtesy of the artist)

 

WHAT: IAP at MIT
WHERE: Wiesner Student Art
Gallery
WHEN: Monday, January 20th
1:30-4:30

BOOKING INFO:
mboucher@mit.edu

Submit contributions to:
info@adaptiveactions.net

The workshop will be co-lead by:
Marie-Pier Boucher (STS and CAST, MIT)
and
Jean-Francois Prost
(artist-architect, UQAM)