American College Students Knitting Garments for Armed Forces

The Deskilling and Reskilling of Artistic Production

In November, 2013, I had the chance to participate in a colloquium organized by Luanne Martineau at Concordia University. Here’s a short description of the colloquium: “The Deskilling and Reskilling of Artistic Production is a research-workshop and coinciding lecture series

American College Students Knitting Garments for Armed Forces

The Deskilling and Reskilling of Artistic Production

In November, 2013, I had the chance to participate in a colloquium organized by Luanne Martineau at Concordia University. Here’s a short description of the colloquium: “The Deskilling and Reskilling of Artistic Production is a research-workshop and coinciding lecture series

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Putting Intellectual Property in Its Place

Laura Murray, Tina Piper, Kirsty Robertson. Putting Intellectual Property in Its Place: Rights Discourses, Creative Labor, and the Everyday. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming December, 2013. “Putting Intellectual Property in its Place” examines the relationship between creativity and intellectual property

Pg-178_Sam-Durant_-Unique-Mono-Block-Resin-Chairs-xxx__-2008

Putting Intellectual Property in Its Place

Laura Murray, Tina Piper, Kirsty Robertson. Putting Intellectual Property in Its Place: Rights Discourses, Creative Labor, and the Everyday. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming December, 2013. “Putting Intellectual Property in its Place” examines the relationship between creativity and intellectual property

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Titanium Motherships of the New Economy

“Titanium Motherships of the New Economy: Museums, Neoliberalism and Resistance.” In Imagining Resistance, Keri Cronin and Kirsty Robertson, eds. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011, pp. 197-214. This chapter examines the contradictory role of museums as showcases of cultural capitalism, but

Michael_Lee_Chin_Crystal

Titanium Motherships of the New Economy

“Titanium Motherships of the New Economy: Museums, Neoliberalism and Resistance.” In Imagining Resistance, Keri Cronin and Kirsty Robertson, eds. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011, pp. 197-214. This chapter examines the contradictory role of museums as showcases of cultural capitalism, but

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Art of the Copy

Art of the Copy: Labour, Originality and Value in the Contemporary Art World and Market What makes an original painting original? This talk examines copying in a wide frame, ranging from authorized copies made and sold by museums and galleries

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Art of the Copy

Art of the Copy: Labour, Originality and Value in the Contemporary Art World and Market What makes an original painting original? This talk examines copying in a wide frame, ranging from authorized copies made and sold by museums and galleries

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Imagining Resistance

Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture and Activism in Canada offers two separate but interconnected strategies for reading alternative culture in Canada from the 1940s through to the present: first, a history of radical artistic practice in Canada and, second, a collection

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Imagining Resistance

Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture and Activism in Canada offers two separate but interconnected strategies for reading alternative culture in Canada from the 1940s through to the present: first, a history of radical artistic practice in Canada and, second, a collection

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Houses Never at Home

Houses Never at Home: Responsive Textiles, Fabric Dwellings and Precarious Housing This talk moves from an analysis of the Pechet and Robb Architects’ Sweaterlodge (a utopian, giant, environmentally-friendly orange fleece tent) to several knitted houses, and a carpet that traces

FMS_Fall_2013_Visiting_Artist_Lectures

Houses Never at Home

Houses Never at Home: Responsive Textiles, Fabric Dwellings and Precarious Housing This talk moves from an analysis of the Pechet and Robb Architects’ Sweaterlodge (a utopian, giant, environmentally-friendly orange fleece tent) to several knitted houses, and a carpet that traces

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Extra/ordinary

Rebellious Doilies and Subversive Stitches: Writing a ‘Craftivist’ History Focusing on knitting, this essay briefly examines what might be gained and what is lost through the erasure of a historical trajectory of radical practice. To get at this question I

518pthu7g5L

Extra/ordinary

Rebellious Doilies and Subversive Stitches: Writing a ‘Craftivist’ History Focusing on knitting, this essay briefly examines what might be gained and what is lost through the erasure of a historical trajectory of radical practice. To get at this question I