READING + EVENT | On ‘restivism’

On restivism [activism+rest] Restivism is a critical attitude and an ever-evolving practice to effect positive change without compromising our mental and physical health in the process. It is both about self-care and collective care, emphasizing the importance of individual wellbeing as key to sustaining communal organizing and social networks. Restivism is a form of resistanceContinue reading “READING + EVENT | On ‘restivism’”

READING TIME | Open comments on the 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 Åsa 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 the potato’s revolution aestheSis”

(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 entretener nuestro pensamientoContinue reading “(K)HE NOS QUEDA? | reflexión”

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”

READING TIME | here we come and we don’t care mucho

Here we come and we don’t care mucho, it seems to be a good phrase to describe the internal force that drives the society in which we live nowadays; every time I get on the bus, walking the streets or a good song randomly plays from my Spotify playlist, I force myself to take aContinue reading “READING TIME | here we come and we don’t care mucho”

READING TIME | in conversation with Svein Bjørkås

If I recall correctly, I was sitting in the dining room of the Clarion Hotel The Edge during the second day of the KORO conference Offentlig kunst og byutvikling in Tromsø¸. I remember I was feeling heavy, I couldn’t manage to revive my body at any point that morning. I put some fish and saladContinue reading “READING TIME | in conversation with Svein Bjørkås”

READING TIME | inaction? thinking the world theoretically

Based on Chantal Mouffe book Agonistics, Thinking the World Politically, 2013   Left or right, neo-liberal, liberal, democrat, capitalist, totalitarian, etc.; we seem to carry a bag full of concepts and definitions to refer to the different political and economic models in a society. We spend a lot of time of our lives talking toContinue reading “READING TIME | inaction? thinking the world theoretically”

READING TIME | is private space disappearing?

Based on Slavoj Žižek´s book Event : A Philosophical Journey Through a Concept, 2014 (…)Then, by direct consequence, my individuality is also disappearing. Thus, if that happens it means that public space will become a private space. The privatization of public space would mark the start of a gargoyle relationship between humans…That is just ourContinue reading “READING TIME | is private space disappearing?”

READING TIME | between the black box and the white cube

Based on Andrew V. Uroskie’s book Between the Black Box and the White Cube, 2014 Introduction – From Medium to SiteThe expanded cinema is an outlet, a vertex of infinite possibilities that allowed the artist to shed the unilateral relationship between what was shown on the screen and the passive experience of the audience. SheddingContinue reading “READING TIME | between the black box and the white cube”

READING TIME | what could be more invisible?

Sometimes I walk through the city, usually in a rather indiscreet and somewhat clumsy way. Sometimes I just walk and my memory stops working. Other days, other days I appreciate that Oslo does not have as many historical monuments as all the ones I can find in Lima, in every single square of the city.Continue reading “READING TIME | what could be more invisible?”

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