archive-org.com » ORG » F » FREE-SOIL.ORG

Total: 1341

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Free Soil
    words language notions terms concepts ideas meanings expressions sayings in other words means of communication DICTIONARY has the format of a semi anarchistic dictionary in which a group of participants have chosen the world of words and their meanings summed up in the final and first edition of DICTIONARY AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Books 30 Mar 2007 The Institute for Infinitely Small Things U S The Institute for Infinitely Small Things is a research organization whose mission is to invent and distribute new practices of political engagement in everyday life While the macropolitical realm of issues parties and policy is important it begins with asking social and political questions about tiny things such as What can you do for free in Harvard Square and What happens when you do what an advertisement tells you The Institute s methodology is to complexify small things rather than simplifying large ones Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Artists Events Organizations 29 Mar 2007 The Rising Tide US New York The Rising Tide facilitates a creative outlet to students artists and residents of the city to explore visually issues and concepts related to climate change Through this action perhaps a less abstract understanding of climate change will be achieved and provide a continued dialogue about complex issues of climate change in a relevant context Organizer Sea Of People is also looking for 5 000 participants and no less than 200 volunteers dressed in blue to redefine lower Manhattan under the ten foot sea level rise scenario The project is part of Step It Up 2007 a nationwide campaign that aims to deliver a clear and powerful message to the US congressional leadership Cut global warming pollution by 80 by 2050 Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Artists Calls Events Organizations Public Projects 28 Mar 2007 Temporary Services Group Work US New York Printed Matter presents the exhibition Group Work together with the launch of a publication by the same name by the Chicago based artists collective Temporary Services Temporary Services presents their Aesthetic Analysis of Human Groupings an installation consisting of words and symbols for human groupings as well as hundreds of photos of social groupings appropriated from books and magazines displayed throughout the exhibition space In conjunction with the exhibition Group Work the latest book in Printed Matter s Emerging Artist Publication Series will be launched Based on a pamphlet published by Temporary Services in 2002 titled Group Work A Compilation of Quotes About Collaboration from a Variety of Sources and Practices this publication provides a multitude of perspectives on the theme of Group Work by practitioners of artistic group practice from 1960s to the present AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Books Exhibitions Social Practice 27 Mar 2007 Big Hope Budapest Miklós Erhardt and Dominic Hislop s project group Big Hope is based on a mutual interest in discussing strategies of engaging with social issues and communicating with a broader public in art Together they have worked on a number of internationally exhibited collaborative

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?pageNum=45&totalRows=894 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Free Soil
    is being projected by many progressive media projects Rejecting orthodoxies across the political spectrum LiP seeks to provide intellectual tools for our readers mental and political growth and self defense Stijn 0 comments Articles Magazines 17 Mar 2007 Camp Campaign Various Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri s Camp Campaign is a nation wide campaign beginning in New York City with the question How is it that a camp like Guantanamo Bay can exist in our time Commissioned by Art in General NY AmyF 0 comments Public Projects Social Practice 14 Mar 2007 BerkShares US Berkshire BerkShares are a local currency designed for use in the Southern Berkshire region of Massachusetts The purpose of a local currency is to function on a local scale the same way that national currencies have functioned on a national scale building the local economy by maximizing circulation of trade within a defined region Widely used in the early 1900s local currencies are again being recognized as a tool for sustainable economic development The currency distinguishes the local businesses that accept the currency from those that do not building stronger relationships and a greater affinity between the business community and the citizens of a particular place The people who choose to use the currency make a conscious commitment to buy local first They are taking personal responsibility for the health and well being of their community by laying the foundation of a truly vibrant thriving local economy Stijn 0 comments Organizations Public Projects 13 Mar 2007 Self organisation Counter economic Strategies The book is a compilation of texts and projects not only by superflex that actualize exemplify or discuss self organisation The counter economic strategies presented here are alternatives to classical capitalist economic organisation that exploit or have been produced by the existing global economic system Nis 0 comments Books Social Practice Sustainability 13 Mar 2007 Trans Artists Global Trans Artists is an independent foundation that informs artists of any discipline about international artist in residence programs and other opportunities for artists to stay and work elsewhere for art s sake The information of Trans Artists is also intended for organizations that are involved in offering international residency opportunities or are interested to become involved residential art centres providers of guest studios art initiatives cultural institutions and governmental organisations Stijn 0 comments Artists Calls Organizations 12 Mar 2007 A critique of creative industries creativity hypes eipcp is again making new writings available online this time on creativity and the creative industry with contributions by Lazzarato von Osten Maria Lind and more Very relevant writing on cultural policies today creativity hypes Nis 0 comments Articles 12 Mar 2007 Glean The Planet U S Wikipedia s description of Gleaning is the collection of leftover crops from farmers fields after they have been mechanically harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest Glean The Planet is a community resource to facilitate the sharing of food Gleaning is about sharing food resources that would otherwise go

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?pageNum=46&totalRows=894 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Free Soil
    serves the purpose of putting the Situationist movement back into the Scandinavian cultural history from which it has been excluded Read more in the Scandinavian situationist text archive The seminar takes place March 15 16 2007 at Folkets Hus Stengade 50 Copenhagen Nis 0 comments Art Activism Events Urban City 10 Mar 2007 San Francisco World s Fair of 2007 San Francisco Saturday April 21 through Sunday April 22 2007 Along the Third St Corridor CCA s Curatorial Practice presents The San Francisco World s Fair of 2007 asks What would today s world s fair look like if it didn t privilege a singular ideology and how would it define itself Using this idea as our conceptual framework the project begins to sort through the accumulated values and investigates multiple ways to proceed Our World s Fair creates a space in which to debate the nature of progress through the creative act AmyF 0 comments Events Public Projects Sustainability Urban City 07 Mar 2007 Superuse Anywhere As the greening business flourishes and people start replacing their non green products with green products what will happen to the flurry of pre green consumer waste Superuse has some ingenious examples of giving disposed products a second or other life AmyF 0 comments DIY Homebrew Sustainability Virtual Soil 07 Mar 2007 Stock Exchange of Visions Anywhere Stock Exchange of Visions is a website which invites visitors to become aware of the future of the planet through a series of interviews with artists scientists sociologists and futurologists people who have a vision of the future and discuss culture environment resources economy and society AmyF 0 comments Art Activism 07 Mar 2007 Earth First Action Reports Direct Action for People and Planet Anywhere The general principles behind Earth First are non hierarchical organisation and the use of direct action to confront stop and eventually reverse the forces that are responsible for the destruction of the Earth and its inhabitants EF is not a cohesive group or campaign but a convenient banner for people who share similar philosophies to work under AmyF 0 comments Sustainability Virtual Soil 05 Mar 2007 Reel Food Festival Mini Film Series dedicated to food and food security Canada Ottawa On March 1 sorry too late 8 and 15 USC Canada Just Food the Good Food Box and World inter action Mondiale WIAM are bringing Reel Food a program screening Media That Matters Good Food a collection of short films on food and sustainability Stijn 0 comments Artists Events Organizations Sustainability 03 Mar 2007 New Climates Anywhere New Climates is an online exhibition of new and existing artworks responding to the relationship between art global climate change and networked culture New Climates takes the form of a continuously updated and extensive video weblog 14 artists have been selected to create short web videos responding to the pervasive discourse and images of the climate change crisis AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Exhibitions Sustainability Virtual Soil 02 Mar 2007 Virtual Learning 10 Open

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?pageNum=47&totalRows=894 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Free Soil
    our cities environmentally sustainable and healthier places to live AmyF 0 comments Books Sustainability Urban City 23 Feb 2007 Society of the Spectacle Global Yesterday the monthly kino21 series started off at ATA with a new English version of Society of the Spectacle France 1973 Guy Debord s fourth film It uses a soundtrack of excerpts from his most reknowned Situationist text La societé du spectacle and a collage of documentary still image and detourned movie clips Ken Knabb s translation among many other texts and pamflets by the Situationist Karl Marx Bertolt Brecht etc can be found on the amazing Bureau of Public Secrets website Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Artists Free 22 Feb 2007 New Audiences England My hero s Another amazing project research brought to us by the Arts Council England The New Audiences Website is one of the largest free resources on developing audiences in the world It offers a great opportunity to learn from our peers and we urge arts professionals to take advantage of its richness New Audiences was set up to encourage as many people as possible from all backgrounds and every walk of life to participate in and benefit from the arts AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Organizations Public Projects Social Practice 21 Feb 2007 The Future of Idea Art Canada A studio based residency at Banff with the objective to present an opportunity for 36 participants from 10 countries to consider the legacy and future of global conceptual art movements Check out the wiki that resulted from this residency AmyF 0 comments Social Practice 21 Feb 2007 Open Skies Call for proposals US San Francisco The Center for Outdoor Contemporary Art COCA in partnership with Neighborhood Parks Council is seeking ambitious proposals for temporary site specific projects of all media for their festival in October 2007 The Call is fee free and open to US based artists Open Skies is a Contemporary Arts Festival that celebrates the spirit of wonder renewal and creative social action through artist driven public projects that activate public space and community resources More details at parkopolis Stijn 0 comments Artists Calls Events Organizations Public Projects 21 Feb 2007 An Architektur Germany Somewhat a blunder that the magazine and effort An Architektur hasn t been mentioned here before Apart from making the mag they also organize Camp for Oppositional Architecture last time in Casco in Utrecht The magazine was founded out of the architecture collective Freies Fach that dealt with urban politics in actions performances and writing See the history of Freies Fach here in German but with images Nis 0 comments Architecture Magazines Urban City 21 Feb 2007 Allan Kaprow Art as Life Just before his death in April 2006 Allan Kaprow assisted on working on this touring exhibition about his collected work writings performances and more Being central to the performance tradition and as well to many relational practices of today the show is of both historical and contemporary interest His book Essays on the

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?pageNum=48&totalRows=894 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Free Soil
    Vida which exposes the devastating effects that agrochemicals used on Costa Rica s pineapple and banana plantations have on workers communities and the environment For her projects Nimmo has been collaborating with Banana Link a small and dynamic not for profit co operative founded in 1996 that campaigns for a fair and sustainable banana trade Their website is a great resource for the many social and environmental issues that affect the international banana trade A bit older but still ripe In 2005 the second International Banana Conference took place in Brussels One of the outcomes was the Organizer s Declaration calling for the establishment of a permanent multi stakeholder banana forum some form of regulation to limit the impacts of supermarket buyer power and for the enforcement in practice of labour legislation health safety and environment measures Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Artists Events Organizations 16 Feb 2007 Mid Nordic Days Scandinavia The exhibition will include short and clear facts about the work in the ProMidNord project and about the Mid Nordic Region in general The subjects are the comprehensive strategy energy environment youth democracy and culture The artexhibition MORE THAN THIS voices and expressions on sustainability will provide artistic perspective about sustainable development AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Sustainability 14 Feb 2007 The City of Tomorrow 16 May 15 July Berlin 11 artists including Mark Dion Oliver Croy and Martin Kaltwasser Folke Köbberling have been invited to reflect on the location of Berlin s Hansaviertel from an archaeological view The title refers to the 1957 exhibition Die Stadt von Morgen and will include a film programme symposium and accompanying book Joni T 0 comments Architecture Exhibitions Urban City 14 Feb 2007 Stadtfinden Moderne Echtzeitsehen Berlin The Hansaviertel in Berlin is a primary example of post war West Berlin architecture 50 years after its conception Stadtfinden Moderne offers one a virtual tour using GPS that includes video audio and historical background on the the area particularily the Interbau exhibition of 1957 It offers 80 points of interest to be found at your leisure and the PDAs are available until May 31 More to come Joni T 0 comments Architecture Events Urban City 14 Feb 2007 Dictionary of War Berlin A collaborative platform for creating 100 concepts on the issue of war to be invented arranged and presented by scientists artists theorists and activists at four public two day events in Frankfurt Munich Graz and Berlin The aim is to create key concepts that either play a significant role in current discussions of war have so far been neglected or have yet to be created AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Events 13 Feb 2007 STILL LIFE Art Ecology and the Politics Of Change United Arab Emirates The Sharjah Biennial 8 will present various attempts in visual arts and film that address the growing social political and environmental challenges the world is facing due to excessive urban development pollution political ambitions and the thoughtless misuse abuse and exhaustion of natural resources Joni

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?pageNum=49&totalRows=894 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Free Soil
    various institutions of the European Union EU on innovation and digital rights acting as a watchdog for the public interest in intellectual property and civil liberties policy initiatives that impact the European digital environment From the Internet to the iPod technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers citizens creators and consumers When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack the EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on governments or large corporations Stijn 0 comments Organizations 06 Feb 2007 ATSA Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable Montreal ATSA is an organism founded in 1997 by artists Pierre Allard and Annie Roy to create urban interventions installations performances and realistic stagings bearing witness to the various social and environmental aberrations which preoccupy the two artists Their works investigate and transform the urban landscape and restore the citizen s place in the public realm depicting it as a political space open to discussion and societal debates ATSA promotes an open active and responsible vision of artists as citizens contributing to the sustainable development of their society AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Artists Social Practice 06 Feb 2007 Counter Productive Industries Various Counterproductiveindustries com presents COLLECTIVE PRANKS PROTEST GRAPHICS AND SPACE RECLAMATION a west coast tour of Retooling Dissent the video documenting creative resistance projects from protests against the World Economic Forum It features collaborations and tactical media by The Institute for Applied Autonomy The Bikewriters StreetRec and Spain s Las Agencias New Kids On The Black Block AmyF 0 comments Art Activism 06 Feb 2007 Scorecard The pollution information site U S Environmental Defense a national nonprofit environmental advocacy group founded in 1967 launched Scorecard in 1998 as a free resource It now contains information from over 400 scientific and governmental databases about pollution problems and toxic chemicals Scorecard allows US citizens to find out about the pollution problems in their community and learn who is responsible Stijn 0 comments Education Free 06 Feb 2007 Retooling Dissent Creative Resistance Projects from the World Economic Forum Protests US New York This is a bit of old news but I felt it should be archived here A period of dissent and experimentation around the February 2 2002 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Manhattan NYC at the Waldorf Astoria hotel The global executives and corporate elite attending the annual conference usually held in Davos Switzerland carved the streets of New York City into a police state Meanwhile artists and activist tactical media practitioners from around the world created new tools and held workshops intending to send them a clear message The September 11th attacks will NOT gag the critiques of globalization This video explores the collaborations and ideas of four collectives working on projects at the WEF protests AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Social Practice 05 Feb 2007 The Digger Archives San Francisco The Digger Archives is an ongoing Web project to preserve and present the history of the anarchist

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?pageNum=50&totalRows=894 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Free Soil
    practices public art projects and new music to push the counter cultures forwards AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Calls 31 Jan 2007 World Factory at the San Francisco Art Institute US San Francisco World Factory presents over 30 international artists whose works respond to the issues and conflicts within the global free market economy The outsourcing of manufacturing from First World to Third World countries causes serious impacts on both sides pollution displacement of populations excessive exploitation of natural resources and uneven development resulting in further divisions between the rich and the poor Concurrently the formation of a global consumerist culture is exerting significant influences on local cultures World factories are not only producing material goods for the consumer market but are also producing a new social consciousness and mobilization The artists in World Factory are responding to these conditions with different models and new methods of creation Taking the form of an exhibition in progress World Factory uses a variety of strategies for presentation including the overlapping phases of the gallery installation workshops film screenings seminars off site and site specific projects and web based works AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Exhibitions 31 Jan 2007 ProMidNord Sustainable Development in the MidNordic Region Various Project duration august 2004 july 2007 ProMidNord is a projectinitiative of the MidNordic Committee to the Interreg IIIB program The project consists of five different workpackages which all aim to strenghten the potential and attractiveness of the whole region The five areas of co operation 1 Strengthening the MNR as a macroregion and introducing joint Spatital Development as a method 2 Environment and eco competitiveness 3 Sustainable Energy Development 4 Youth Regional Development and Democracy 5 Culture and cultural heritage as a means for sustainable development AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Sustainability 28 Jan 2007 Turn of your lights on February 1st Paris L Alliance pour la Planète a collective made up of NGO s and associations in France is calling out to Parisian and all European citizens to turn of their lights for five minutes on February 1st The date is choosen because a new report will be submitted in Paris the next day by GIEC an intergovernmental group of experts on climate change for the United Nations The 5 minutes of respite are meant to attract the eyes of the media and show the French presidental candidates that global climate change must be included in the political debate Stijn 0 comments Calls Events Free Organizations Sustainability 28 Jan 2007 Inventing Kindergarten US Los Angeles An exhibition and book Inventing Kindergarten at Art Center College of Design kindergarten was based around a system of abstract exercises that aimed to instill in young children an understanding of the mathematically generated logic underlying the ebb and flow of creation This revolutionary system was developed by the German scientist Friedrich Froebel whose vision of childhood education changed the course of our culture laying the grounds for modernist art architecture and design AmyF 0 comments Books Education Exhibitions Social

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?pageNum=51&totalRows=894 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Free Soil
    piece of property that includes all logistics like a film theater a stage audiovisual equipment a complete museum staff and of course a deep fryer Stijn 0 comments Artists Events Free Public Projects 18 Jan 2007 From Land Art to Bio Art Conference Italy The Living Art Park Cultural Association co ordinated by the artist Piero Gilardi has been active since 2002 It brings together different professional experiences in a hybridisation of languages and scientific and technical know how directed at experimentation in the field of art and nature The Modern Art Gallery of Torino Italy will explore issues of Programming land and urbanism Ecology and techno art The conference From Land Art to Bioart takes place on Saturday 20 January Joni T 0 comments Architecture Events Public Projects 17 Jan 2007 Protect Our Food Take the Harm Out of Pharma and Industrial Crops U S The federal government s regulations of pharma crops do not address the possibility that pharma crops could contaminate seed production As a reaction The Union Of Concerned Scientists has launched a campaign to call on the U S Department of Agriculture USDA for immediate regulatory action under the Plant Protection Act to prohibit the outdoor cultivation of genetically engineered food crops for the purpose of producing pharmaceutical and industrial chemicals Stijn 0 comments Organizations Sustainability 16 Jan 2007 Sky catcher Amsterdam Sky catcher gives access to an online archive of photographs of the sky above Amsterdam The photographs are taken with a camera positioned on the roof of De Balie in the center of Amsterdam facing East Since July 2005 the camera captures images every 5 minutes Stijn 0 comments Artists 15 Jan 2007 The Arts Civic Engagement National Endowment for the Arts Releases Study on The Arts and Civic Engagement U S A large population survey is first to find links between arts participation and community health People who participate in the arts are people who help make communities thrive according to a study released today by the National Endowment for the Arts The study The Arts and Civic Engagement Involved in Arts Involved in Life reveals that people who participate in the arts also engage in positive civic and individual activities such as volunteering going to sporting events and outdoor activities at significantly higher rates than non arts participants The report shatters the stereotype that art is an escapist or passive activity showing instead that it is associated with a range of positive behaviors The study also reveals that young adults 18 34 show a declining rate of arts participation and civic activities Download the full Report AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Organizations Social Practice 12 Jan 2007 Artist in Residence in American National Parks U S The National Park Services offers opportunities for visual artists photographers sculptors performers writers composers and craft artists to live and work in the parks There are currently 29 parks participating in the Artist In Residence program AmyF 0 comments Calls Organizations Public Projects 11 Jan

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?pageNum=52&totalRows=894 (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive



  •