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September 2015
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Metelkova & Rog from Ljubljana

September 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MoRUS museum, 155 Avenue C
Manhattan, New York City, 10009 United States
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I am hosting activists from Slovenia from two giant cultural centers in Ljubljana which began as occupations — Metelkova, a former army base, and Rog, once a bicycle factory. The venue is MoRUS, the NYC squat & garden museum. An activist from Argentina also may join us… MoRUS museum storefront 155 Avenue C Manhattan, New York City, 10009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BACKGROUND: Rog Tovarna Rog, the former bicycle factory about: "Opened in 2006 within the 7,000 square-metre former premises…

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“Making Room” exhibition at ABC No Rio

September 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - October 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street
Manhattan, New York City, 10002 United States
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Not sure of the gallery hours....

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tabling at New York Art Book Fair

September 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015
P.S. 1 Museum, 22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY, NY 11101 United States
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I'll be around the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest table in the "Friendly Fire" section of this great annual event, organized by the artists' bookstore Printed Matter. (They're also releasing a catalogue of their show about the art group Colab, which I participated in.) Preview is on Thursday, Sept. 17, 6-9pm. I list here only the public dates. (Don't know the times...)

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Amy Starecheski & Friends at ABC No Rio

September 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street
Manhattan, New York City, 10002 United States
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Storytelling and discussion with squatters, artists and researchers, moderated by anthropologist and oral historian Amy Starecheski, author of the forthcoming "Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City" and squatter archivist and artist Fly.

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talk at the Sunview Luncheonette

September 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunview Luncheonette, 221 Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, NY 11222 United States
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I'm going to be talking at the Sunview Luncheonette, an odd artists' project working in a fully functional modernist restaurant. Dylan Gauthier is coordinating this meeting, and other NY Art Book Fair participants will most likely be roped in.

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seminar at/with Interference Archive

September 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - September 27, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Interference Archive, 131 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, NY 11215 United States
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A seminar on archiving the squatting movement is scheduled with the Interference Archive on three dates and times. Tuesday, Sept. 22 7-9pm; Wednesday, Sept. 23 7-9pm; Sunday, Sept. 27 12-6pm. The venues are not yet agreed upon: Likely the first meeting will be at ABC No Rio, the second either at IA or MoRUS, and the third will surely be at IA. This blog format does not allow me to enter all these dates in the matrix... So -- look up here,…

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conversation with Martha Rosler

September 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street
Manhattan, New York City, 10002 United States
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A conversation with the renowned artist and cultural critic Martha Rosler. The discussion will be keyed to her book Culture Class, and turn on relationships between her artistic practice and urban politics. This event is produced by Alan Smart at the "Making Room" exhibition at ABC No Rio. Evening time to be announced.

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conversation with Erick Lyle about “Streetopia”

September 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street
Manhattan, New York City, 10002 United States
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A catalogue of the epochal San Francisco exhibition that cried out against the ferocious gentrification of that city by dot-com workers. "A massive anti-gentrification art fair that took place in venues throughout the city," writer Erick Lyle (of the zine SCAM) will present the Streetopia project. (An informal BBQ will follow in the backyard, barring rain or snow.)

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October 2015

Big Idea in Pittsburgh

October 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Idea Cooperative Bookstore and Cafe, 4812 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, 15224 United States
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Rad author Hannah Dobbz, who wrote Nine-Tenths of the Law, the first survey history of squatting in the USA, will introduce me at the Big Idea bookstore in Pittsburgh. Psyched to see the Warhol city....

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May 2016

V2_COMMUNITY INVITES SQEK: MAKING ROOM

May 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

V2 in Rotterdam, the "Institute for Unstable Media", invites to a Book Talk and Discussion about Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupied Spaces with Alan Smart of Other Forms. Alan W. Moore, and other authors of texts in the book (also members of the SqEK research group) will be there. http://v2.nl/events/v2_community-invites-sqek-making-room

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