Thursday December 12, 6 – 8 pm
Presentation of the publication at 6:30 pm, followed by a reception
At the Gallery
Launch price: $25
Publication committee: Marie-Pier Boucher, Jean-Maxime Dufresne, Gema Melgar, and Jean-François Prost
With contributions by:
Gean Moreno (Miami), Nuria Carton de Grammont (Mexico, D.F.), Scapegoat (Hong Kong), Michael Hardt, Alexandra Tigchelaar (Toronto), Kyong Park (off the coast of Myanmar), Ana Rewakowicz (Ghent), Estudio Teddy Cruz (Tijuana / San Diego), Pia Ednie-Brown, Laurence Bonvin (Cape Town), Charlie Hailey, Folie Culture (Québec), Robin Simpson (Toronto), Tue Greenfort (Cologne), Jaime del Val (Madrid / Santiago), Sophie Le-Phat Ho (Montréal), Spurse, Javiera Ovalle Sazie (Valparaiso), Ctrl +Z, D1618, El Narval and Todo por la Praxis (San Pedro Garza Garcia), Never Lopez (Montréal), Roland Tasho (Tirana), Élisabeth Mercier (Montréal), Douglas Scholes (Londres), Marie-France Daigneault et Anne-Marie Proulx (Montréal), Nurri Kim (Helsinki / Gyeonggi-do), Gina Badger (Mississauga), Ernesto Oroza (Havana), Tercerunquinto (Monterrey), Jean-Pierre Aubé (Istanbul / Mumbai), Roy Meuwissen (Newcastle / Vancouver), Broken City Lab (Windsor / Detroit), Cog•nate collective (Tijuana), Erik Törven, Patrice Loubier (Montréal), Cyrille Wandji Simplice (Douala), Martin Désilets (Montréal), Adaptive Actions (Tijuana), Alyse Emdur (prison settings), François Deck (Grenoble / Shanghai), Gesche Würfel (New York), Cohabitation Strategies (Guelph), Darine Choueiri, Giulia Fiocca, Jean-François Pirson et Lama Sfeir (Beirut), Rae Rosenburg (prison settings), Claude Boullevraye de Passillé (East River, New York), Alex Wolkowicz and Jon Barraclough (New York), All Saints Church / The Exposure Project (Toronto), Pedro Lasch (London), SYN- (Montréal / Dakar), Sophie Handler, Alexander Heilner (Cairo), André Éric Létourneau (London), The Electronic Disturbance Theatre 2.0 / b.a.n.g. lab (Tijuana / San Diego), Swim Gym / Belafonte Tacolcy Center (Miami)
Via the concept of Heteropolis, AA (Adaptive Actions) questions what kinds of actions might open spaces up to indeterminacy, facilitate the hybridization of what already exists, and simultaneously value difference and mobilize new forms of urban relations, exchange, and diversity. AA also questions how heterogeneous spaces and actions might create common ground, that is to say how they might reveal radical intersections that continually reinvent the relational fabric that binds people, places, and things together. Heterogeneous spaces go beyond the representation of diversity and the collection of isolated fragments. By creating possibilities for indeterminacy these spaces act as triggers for creativity. Actions that create heterogeneity reveal the possibility of common ground through urban interventions and cultural tensions that might be identified as queer, native, ethnic, generational, economic, industrial, ecological, and so on.
The book includes 53 contributions which take the form of an image, a scan, a drawing, a tweet or a text based on a thought, an emerging concept, an observation or an action related to Heteropolis.
Publication produced with the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, and donors