Friction Atlas x Meeting Grounds Public Panel Discussion
With guest speakers: Giuditta Vedrame and Paolo Patelli (Friction Atlas), Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos (legal scholar, theorist and artist), Recetas Urbanas (architecture collective) and Heleen de Hoon (theatre practitioner and dramaturge).
Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos is an academic, an artist and a fiction author. Andreas works with performance, photography and text, as well as sculpture and painting. He has performed at the 58th Venice Art Biennale 2019, the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, the Tate Modern, Inhotim Instituto de Arte Contemporânea Brazil, the Danish Royal Cast Collection, the Royal Music Academy of Sweden, and other institutions, and has shown his photography and text (picpoetry) at the London College of Communication, The Arebyte Gallery, the Palais de Tokyo etc, and currently collaborating with Danielle Arnaud Gallery London and Venice. He is a fiction author, with his first book The Book of Water published in Greek and currently translated and prepared for publication in English, Italian and French. He is also Professor of Law & Theory at the University of Westminster, and founder and Director of The Westminster Law & Theory Lab, as well as permanently affiliated to the University Institute of Architecture, Venice since 2009. His academic books include the monographs Absent Environments (2007), Niklas Luhmann: Law, Justice, Society (2009), and Spatial Justice: Body Lawscape Atmosphere (2014).
After 7 years of individual work, Santiago Cirugeda created in 2003 the Recetas Urbanas architectural studio continuing the development of subversive projects in different areas of the urban reality that would help to cope with the complicated social life of it. From systematic occupations of the public spaces made with containers until the construction of prosthesis for facades, backyards, roofs and empty lots. All of these done, through a negotiation process between the legality and illegality, as a way to remember the enormous control we are subjected.
Heleen de Hoon is the director of the master program Performing Public Space at Fontys Arts University in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The international program was founded in 2017 and focuses on artistic research and practice in public space.
Paolo Patelli manipulates spatial practice and artistic research. Through often collaborative enquiries, he engages critically with the materialities, scenes and atmospheres at the intersections of space and society, technologies and environments. He is Associate Lector and Tutor at the Design Academy Eindhoven; Research Associate at the Research Center for Material Culture; and Core Tutor in the Studio for Immediate Spaces (Sandberg Instituut). He is a 2020/2021 Fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude. He was a 2019/2020 Research Fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut. He was artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (2017/18). He collaborated with the Programme d’Expérimentation en Arts Politiques at Sciences Po (Paris), and taught at The New School’s Parsons Paris. He contributed to the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. He holds a PhD from Politecnico di Milano. He lives and works in Amsterdam.
Through her work, Giuditta Vendrame explores the intersections between design, art practice, and legal systems, focusing on personhood, space and mobility. She looks into the spatial implications of codes and regulations, finding intentional as well as unintended opportunities across and different spatial scales, from the urban ground to the international jurisdictions. Her work has been exhibited and presented at Walker Art Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, IZOLYATSIA Kiev, STUK Leuven, Dutch Pavilion at Architecture Biennial Venice, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Ludwig Forum for International Art Aachen, IABR – International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, CCA Kitakyushu, Dortmunder U, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, OCAT Shenzhen, A/D/O New York, Future Architecture Platform, Projeto Fidalga, São Paulo, BIO 50, 24th Biennial of Design, MAO, Marres Maastricht.
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