READING TIME | Open comments on potato’s revolution aestheSis

How Peru’s potato museum could stave off world food crisis A selection of the thousands of native potato varieties that grow in Peru. Photograph: The International Potato Centre.     Dear Ã…sa Sonjasdotter, I hope these thoughts find you well-rested.   I haven’t had the pleasure to meet you in person but I believe youContinue reading “READING TIME | Open comments on potato’s revolution aestheSis”

‘EL BUEN VIVIR’ | Hvervenbukta

please use arrows for image slider ‘El Buen Vivir’ at Hvervenbukta   by Rodrigo Ghattas & Andrea Fritsvold 12-18 July 2021 Organized by Vibeke Frost Andersen   The title of our one-week biopolitical intervention in Oslo Kommune’s pavilion at Hvervenbukta Beach (in Holmlia neighborhood) is Slutten pÃ¥ velferdsstaten nærmer seg…er vi klare for ‘El BuenContinue reading “‘EL BUEN VIVIR’ | Hvervenbukta”

(K)HE NOS QUEDA? | reflexión

Publicado: 2021-04-18Rodrigo Ghattas “(K)he nos queda”? Para empezar, quizás una autocrítica sobre nuestro envolvimiento en la participación ciudadana y política del país. Qué hemos hecho más allá de las predeterminadas expectativas del actual sistema hypercapitalista (paga impuestos, haz más plata, auto-explótate, se conchudo, se egoísta, etc.)? Hemos acaso, si quiera, tratado de entrenar nuestro pensamientoContinue reading “(K)HE NOS QUEDA? | reflexión”

ECHO-SWING | talk series

Gatherings with/by/for Granavollen’s women-run volunteer art network Over the course of 22 gatherings in 2021, a group of six women volunteers, a handful of collaborators, and an artist will gather biweekly to reflect on the core issues of the history and influence of women-run volunteer art networks in rural Norway. We initiate informal discussions onContinue reading “ECHO-SWING | talk series”

ECHO-SWING | prelude

Echo-swing | Prelude encompasses the first stage of a two-year artistic research project; a series of talks/gatherings in 2021 and a group of three swing-sculptures in Granavollen public spaces. The swings are preceded by efforts on research, community engagement, community design workshops, and a series of academic events—on the history and influence of women-run volunteerContinue reading “ECHO-SWING | prelude”

LISTEN | audial self-di·ag·no·ses [self-dahy-uhg-noh-seez]

I don’t have access to social well-being assistance, so every now and then, I talk to myself and self-diagnose.   rocofella · audio diagnosis #1   rocofella · self-diagnosis #2           I always wonder how a “socialism reggaetoniano” would sound like, so I made these homemade samples mixing few Latin AmericanContinue reading “LISTEN | audial self-di·ag·no·ses [self-dahy-uhg-noh-seez]”

VERDENSROMMET | history

Verdensrommet is an artist-led grassroots and mutual support network for non-EU and international artists and cultural workers based in Norway. We do art and political activism, guidance, advocacy, creative networks, and provide tools to strengthen interdiasporic art practices. Addressing critical migratory, economic, and labor concerns of this arts community. The network was established in MarchContinue reading “VERDENSROMMET | history”

CARE DAY | Ecology of Care

please use arrows for image slider Care Day is a continuation of an intimate practice-based research started as a part of Culture for Solidarity in June 2020 by Ecology of Care (Sofia Cartuccia, Djuro Grdinic, Lina Issa and myself). Back then, we built a collective methodology that now serves as a ground for further exploration on current social urgenciesContinue reading “CARE DAY | Ecology of Care”

CIVIL IMPOTENCE & ART | on Peru’s new political turmoil

written by Rodrigo Ghattas-Pérez I must start this writing by acknowledging, and helplessly admitting a cynical and adventurous blend [for the purpose of this writing] of the political views of five of my must-read authors: Peruvian intellectual, essayist and poet Sebastián Salazar Bondy; Canadian writer and activist AK Thompson; French novelist, pro-revolt, and political activistContinue reading “CIVIL IMPOTENCE & ART | on Peru’s new political turmoil”

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