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Conference: Since Now From Then

  • 00:00 - 11 October, 2013
Conference: Since Now From Then
Conference: Since Now From Then

The cultural, political and social context that produced - 30 years ago - Storefront for Art and Architecture has radically changed, yet the need to produce alternatives to the contemporary forces that shape public life are still as vital as ever.

Since Now From Then is a conference that takes the form of a day-long conversation on the first and next 30 years of Storefront for Art and Architecture and its role addressing contemporary questions in a broader cultural context. The program brings together prominent figures from both inside and outside the organization’s past history to discuss three of the foundations at the core of the institution’s mission: Experiments, Alternatives, and Public.

Participants include Carson Chan, Michael Young, Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, Hitoshi Abe, Craig Buckley, Joseph Grima, Sarah Herda, Snarkitecture, Chus Martinez, Steven Madoff, Betarice Galilee, Pedro Gadanho, Beatriz Colomina, Andres Jaque, Francisca Benitez, Cristina Goberna, Amale Andraos, Jimenez Lai, Claudia Gould, Minsuk Cho, Kyong Park, Victoria Bugge Oye, Shirin Neshat and Eva Franch i Gilabert.

More information after the break.

The day-long program of table discussions includes presentations, discussions and special performances addressing past and future understandings of what it means to produce experiments, alternatives and public life today.

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition BEING, Since Now From Then provides a space to interrogate—in the past, present and future sense—Storefront’s role as a catalyst for experimentation in artistic and architectural practices, as a platform for alternative ideological and disciplinary positions, and as a public forum for ethical and political conversations.

The conference is held around, at and within a 99-seat, Storefront-sized table (The “Speechbuster”) designed by Jimenez Lai and Grayson Cox. Over the course of the day, the table changes its configuration to accommodate different forms of conversation and performances.

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Cite: "Conference: Since Now From Then" 11 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884