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Mark Shepard, artist comp, structures for dischord

One of the highlights of the symposium “Discourse and Discord: Architecture of Agonism from the Kitchen Table to the City Street” is the chance to experience some of my favorite artist-theorist-architect-programmer-activist friends engage in agonistic embrace on stage at the Walker. Here is the opening salvo.

How should I explain the idea of agonism to my neighbor across the street?

Mark Shepard: I don’t think you should explain agonism to your neighbor – better to enact it through engaging her – with empathy and respect – on an issue you disagree.

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Find out at Discourse and Discord: Architecture of Agonism from the Kitchen Table to the City Streetan upcoming public symposium from April 12 – 14 copresented by the Walker Art Center and Norther Lights.mn.

via Susy Bielak

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Over 500 people showed up for the opening of Art(ists) On the Verge at the Soap Factory last week. The show is up through April 15.

Artist talks are scheduled for March 23rd with Caly McMorrow and Aaron Westre and March 30th with Drew Anderson, Mike Hoyt, and Anthony Tran. All talks are free and begin at 8pm.

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Discourse and Discord


Architecture of Agonism from the Kitchen Table to the City Street

Public Symposium

April 12–14
Co-Presented with and at the Walker Art Center

In an era of cultural conservatives and the liberal elite, Occupiers and Tea Partiers, civil uprisings and government crackdowns, perhaps the one point of agreement today is there’s no shortage of disagreement. But if that’s true, then why isn’t there more debate—not online flame wars, not the televised jockeying of political candidates, but live, in-person dialogue?

Join with a range of other unlike-minded people to debate and discuss, disclose and expose—and find out what happens when you move beyond agreeing to disagree.

More information here.

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The deadline for Conflux is now past, but I will be part of the Skillsharing & Conversation Series at Conflux HQ and hope to see you there. I’m really looking forward to finally being able to participate in this stellar event Oct. 8-10.

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There are still places left to book for the Radiator Symposium. For
Bookings, ring ++44(0)115 840 9272 or email info@radiator-festival.org
More info on http://www.radiator-festival.org/radiator-symposium-2009

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Experimenting with Art in Public Places is a symposium free and open to the public, which will explore ways to support and present experimental art practices in public places, including in the virtual realm, outside the traditional white cubes and black boxes of cultural institutions. It brings together local and out-of-town artists, curators, producers, and presenters for a collaborative conversation about the public sphere as a site for works of art and art practices that spark the imagination but also challenge perceptions – artistic, cultural, social, political.

Full schedule here.

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