From theÂ 27th of September, continuing over a four-month period, artists, designers, architects, dancers, chefs and scientists will be offering a wide array of interactive exchanges, ranging from workshops to of-site explorations at theSheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC)Â atParsons The New School for DesignÂ (NYC, USA).
The focus of this laboratory lies in public participation dynamically transforming and shaping the experience of both visitors and artists. Radhika Subramaniam, Director and Chief Curator of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and the curator of the lab supports this approach of letting the public engage more and subsequently think more:
â€œWe see the galleries as spaces with which to think, rather than as venues for display.â€
The opening reception illustrates the nature of the gallery, as the artistÂ Tattfoo TanÂ is assisted by a member of the Staten Island CollectiveÂ 5 P.M. (Poop Machine)Â ,Â a chicken, inÂ the workshop on raising urban chickens!
For a full program and to sign up for workshops, visitÂ www.SJDCParsons.org.
For more information about the Design Center visitÂ www.newschool.edu/sjdc.
Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)
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