23 November 2010
Jeff Derksen at Nonsite
The way mega-events alter urban territory; urban events as urban planning
Plan of the city is to somehow enable gentrification
1st mega-event: taking land from natives
2nd mega-event: railroad
3rd mega-event: expo
4th mega-event: Olympics?
Poetry as form of knowledge/research: moments + events tie together (or create?) moments of political possibility
Neoliberalism=dead but dominant // zombie government
Police monitors: city split in affective zones
Olympics + G20= mega-mega event
The processes that produce space...
Call for spatial justice /// right to the city
Poetry as a form of knowledge doesn't have to make poetry
Question of how poetry responds to social exigencies??
I'm not so sure (that is, me: Michael) about the notion of art-as-knowledge...Certainly art is a kind of knowledge, but the idea of art-as-knowledge seems a bit too operative for my comfort...