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Apr 10, 2017 ・133 nodes

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Presentation for Public Lectures: Curating and Social Change Since moving to Hong Kong in 2009, Michael Leung has been focusing on food safety, local farming issues and urban agriculture. Like in many places around the world, Hong Kong’s sociopolitical terrain allows privatisation, developer hegemony and neoliberal capitalism to thrive relentlessly – in its process rezoning valuable agricultural land and eroding communities. The presentation will share creative strategies that encourage participation, self-reflection and social change in reactivating our ecological commons – environmental heterotopias formed by insurrectionary experiences, a total view and empowered communities. Towards an Ecological Commons will also illustrate relations between non-profit art spaces, guerrilla farms, art zines and civil disobedience. Presented on 28th March 2017 at 7pm, Connecting Space, Hong Kong www.connectingspaces.ch/public-lectures-curating-for-social-change Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/166218500530185 Full presentation: www.academia.edu/32133368/Curating_and_Social_Change_Towards_an_Ecological_Commons

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This issue features artist pages by Louise Menzies and Michala Paludan, an essay by Lina Moe on the closure of New York’s L Line, and, through our ongoing Climate Change & Art: A Lexicon, surveys the language currently surrounding anthropogenic climate change. Through proposing neologisms and promoting less well-known terms, we wish to propel interdisciplinary discussion, and by extension accelerate the pace of action. Through this lexicon we propose that the science around climate change is developing so rapidly that we need new language to articulate its processes and effects. The lexicon is also based on the recognition that evolving science produces evolving policy, and politics must be commensurate with this. The first set of lexicon terms were collected in the Reading Room journal in 2014 and can be found on this site. The terms in this current issue have been developed and defined by the credited authors, as well as by The Distance Plan while in residence at The Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK).  Amy Howden-Chapman & Abby Cunnane  www.thedistanceplan.org  Available here:  www.thedistanceplan.org/pdf/DP_Issue4.pdf

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A5 zine priced at pay-what-you-think or free at: www.hkbu.academia.edu/MichaelLeung Distributed at: - Besetzt 2 - Dürtük - o500 - Ma Shi Po Village - Kai Fong Pai Dong - The Distance Plan organiser - Asia Book Market, Osaka, May 2017 

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In collaboration with Vereniging Poortgebouw, Het Nieuwe Instituut hosts an evening about forms of local resistance, self-organisation and the economies that sustain them. www.architecture-appropriation.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/activities/architecture-appropriation-in-poortgebouw

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Presented at The 8th Meeting of East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography, 8th December 2016 at the Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University http://geog.hkbu.edu.hk/earcag Presented with images Text distributed as a fold-out A6 zine Accompanying map: www.tinyurl.com/InsurrectionaryAM Google Document: www.tinyurl.com/InsurrectionaryAM-1 A5 zine priced at pay-what-you-think or free at: www.hkbu.academia.edu/MichaelLeung

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This Land is Our Land This Land is Our Land introduces an autonomous agricultural practice in Hong Kong in relation to the state’s territorialisation of the commons and relentless developer hegemony. The sharing shows examples of how different farming groups in Hong Kong respond to privatisation and global conditions of biopolitics and neoliberalism – from homeless guerrilla farmers to grandmothers reconfiguring public space into ecological heterotopias. Hosted by Dürtük - Direnen Üretici Tüketici Kolektifi FB event: www.facebook.com/events/246297045856314/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

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