10/27/2014 - 10/31/2014
CalArts, Cafe A
STUDENT AFFAIRS: A bible study.
ART: Andrés Jaque and Office for Political Innovation explores the potential of post foundational politics and symmetrical approaches to the sociology of technology to rethink architectural practices. The office is currently devoted to the study of connected domesticities such as politically-activated urbanism and gartenstadts or garden cities. According to Jaque, while domestic spaces function as private places, they also participate in the construction of the collective: these are ideal spaces to generate opinion and dismantle consensus. These spaces have been the hotbed of many revolutions, as the architecture functions not only as a space for experimenting with new technologies, but also in the realm of thought and political activity.