Tuesday 9 December 2008:
2nd Dutch Art Institute workshop of the Detroit UnReal Estate Agency taught by Partizan Publik.
Mapping Urgencies and Opportunities
The narratives, images, projects and propositions of the unreal estate market will have to be researched and laid out; a brief overview of location specifics and qualities.
Central questions will be: Where and why is the market tight and is unreal estate valued highly and where are possibilities for interventions by our agents? Where is the market corrupted and who is responsible? Are open urban spaces examples of a corrupted market? As such, a first intervention will be creating an alternative lens for viewing and valuing the city, not ignoring its socio-economic problems nor the accompanying violence. In addition we draft the Unreal Estate mission statement. Also, our participants would have to work on a quick-scan of possible clients, from the fields of municipal politics, academics, real estate and property, arts and culture. These people are as much an audience to our work and ideas, as the people who can carry them further, intellectually and practically.
On the program is, amongst others, an afternoon - lecture by co-curator Mireille Roddier entitled '3 forms of contemporary practices: Puppets, Vanguardistas & Guerillas' - on various modes of creative operations in the city, and the various forms of occupation they attempt to resist. And an evening - lecture entitled 'Playtime giddiness at high attitudes'
Besides discussing work from Herscher, Harvey, Roddier, De Certeau and De Solà -Morales, we'll be screening Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop (1987).
DUEA is acuratorial project is a collaboration between Partizan Publik, architect Andrew Herscher, curator Femke Lutgerink and architect Mireille Roddier.