the task of the curator [Univ. California Santa Cruz]

Building a City for Women, Cali, Colombia 2007

THE TASK OF THE CURATOR

May 14-15, 2010, University of California Santa Cruz

“The Task of the Curator: Translation, Intervention and Innovation in Exhibitionary Practice” will explore the roles of curators in relation to how objects are displayed in museums and galleries, considering a variety of disciplinary and professional perspectives. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin’s theories of translation, brings attention to the often overlooked or naturalized labor of curators, which involves subtle but nonetheless transformative acts of framing and poetic interpretation. Presenters are encouraged to “look outside of the white box” toward new and alternative display methods.

http://macs.ucsc.edu/conference/home.html

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15th may 2010

Curating a vocabulary: voices of difference

Curatorial/knowledge research group, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Cihat Arinc, Doreen Mende, Inês Moreira, Sarah Pierce, Joshua Simon, Roopesh Sitharan, Aneta Szylak, Grant Watson).

Moderated by Nicole Archer, History of Consciousness, UCSC

UNPLANNED _exhibition @ Los Angeles

UNPLANNED: Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale

25 March 2010 – 2 July 2010

SUPERFRONT is proud to present UNPLANNED: Research and Experiments at the Urban Scale, the first SUPERFRONT LA exhibit of 2010.

Just as the discipline of architecture faces a re-imagination of itself in this era of slow-motion global capitalism, the human population finds itself crossing the threshold to a predominantly urban existence.  Many of the basic tenets underpinning urban planning – Cartesian geometry, programmatic taxonomy, contextualism – have been subject to skeptical investigation and rebellion in architecture throughout the past decade. Yet conventional urban planning continues, the discipline of urban planning operating much as it has since the 1960s (if not the 1860s).  Leveraging an interdisciplinary focus, UNPLANNED: RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTS AT THE URBAN SCALE boldly presents a collection of radical methods for envisioning and producing space at the urban scale.

LA superfront, a gallery and project space promoting experiments in architecture.

Opening Reception Thursday March 25, 2010 5PM – 8PM
Pacific Design Center (PDC) Suite B208 | West Hollywood, CA | 90069

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My text for this catalogue is titled:

[the un-planned coast: improvised and accidented architectures]

Inês Moreira [petit CABANON] Feb 2010