news | Thursday September 23, 2010

Mapping the Rainy City on a Sunday


This Sunday, professor and poet Stephen Collis will be conducting a workshop with Thom Donovan, Taylor Brady and Rob Halpern called Project on the Commons:

The commons has become an important interdisciplinary site of research for political scientists and urban planners, geographers and ecologists, poets and artists, anti-poverty and anti-colonial activists. This work shop hopes to further our understanding of the commons—its limits and possibilities, its enclosure and re-appropriation—via short talks, wide-ranging discussion, and possibly some participatory “commoning.”

Stephen Collis is the author of a series of books that converse directly with geographical locality, including Mine, The Commons, and On the Material. His ongoing collection, “The Barricades Project” offers a sincere exploration of the production of social spaces that traverses centuries.

Your coordinates are clear. Naturally, you will have enough time to hear Carmen Aguirre read from The Refugee Hotel at 12:20pm at Word on the Street, to grab an eco-friendly bite to eat, and then make your way towards Cordova Street to sit inside and think about your rainy city (and apparently to enjoy some blackberry jam).

Project on the Commons
Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 2:00 pm
W2 Storyeum
151 West Cordova Street