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11.2 / In/With/For the Public

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Advice and resources to inspire and empower current and future generations of artists in developing creative, ethical, and sustainable ways of engaging with the public. 

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Relationships as Material for an Arts Practice by Gregory Sale, Johanna K. Taylor, Dr. Luis S. Garcia

Relationships as Material for an Arts Practice

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The success of Future IDs depended upon our ability to nurture and negotiate complex relationships across disparate constituencies, geographic regions, and through fraught politics and policies.

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An Invitation by Ellen Sebastian Chang

An Invitation

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Before working with the public, let’s recognize that we are the public. 

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The Bowtie by Julia Meltzer

The Bowtie

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All projects are temporary; vandalism is almost a given.

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WHAT IS PUBLIC by Szu-Han Ho

WHAT IS PUBLIC

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ENCRYPTED EMAIL, SECURING YR EMAIL, ENCRYPTED MESSAGING, SECURE PRIVATE WEB BROWSING...

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All the World’s End

11.1 / All the World’s End

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As the climate crisis escalates and the sixth mass extinction approaches, we are thinking through all the things that are coming to an end, but also business-as-usual behaviors being called to end. 

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Memorandum for a Former Embassy by Gelare Khoshgozaran

Memorandum for a Former Embassy

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Drawing from cinematic engagements with the histories of the 1970s and '80s, the writer turns to embassies, in particular the abandoned Iranian embassy in Washington, D.C., to imagine a world without states and borders.

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No Resolution: Toward the End of the End of AIDS by Elena Gross

No Resolution: Toward the End of the End of AIDS

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One way we can read the continued activism of ACT UP, the expansive and multidisciplinary work of curator-activists like ted kerr, and the re-presentation of historic events in popular culture like Pose, is in an effort to reposition and recontextualize “AIDS of the past” as firmly within, and integral to understanding, “ongoing AIDS.” The work is not yet done. AIDS, it turns out, is far from over.

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(faltering to extinction) by Vivian Sming

(faltering to extinction)

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What does it mean to no longer be able to speak, whether due to the disappearance of one’s language, or due to the erosion of public discourse in today’s atmosphere?

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