Manifesto Series: Infrastructural Opportunism
Friday January 28, 2011
MANIFESTO SERIES: Infrastructural Opportunism
January 28, 2011
Storefront for Art and Architecture presented Manifesto Series: Infrastructural Opportunism which showcased 100 points [10 speakers] towards a new methodology of action for the 21st century.
While contemporary politics is navigating towards a better understanding of the geopolitical consequences of an increasingly globalized territory through a publicly acknowledgedInfrastructural Investment, architects, simultaneously, have shifted their attention from the object to the territory. Coupling: Infrastructural Opportunism, the last issue of Pamphlet Architecture, is a collection of projects, strategies and methodologies that show us how to learn to see our build environment anew and find new opportunities for action. This event brought together a series of this issue’s contributors and other architects and writers to deliver a series of fresh thoughts towards an Infrastructural Opportunism.
Presented by INFRANET LAB + LATERAL OFFICE.
The event featured:
MIMI ZEIGER on manifestos
INTERBORO on exclusion
DIANA BALMORI on realignments
JASON VIGNERI-BEANE on stripping down
LYDIA KALLIPOLITI on remedies
ANDREW BLUM on tubes
JOYCE HWANG on interventions
MAMMOTH on expanding fields
JANETTE KIM on highjacking
INFRANET LAB on contingency
The Manifesto Series is part of an effort to encourage the formulation of positions in relation to selected topics and instigate spirited discussion and exchange in a dynamic and polemical context. The format therefore differs from that of a typical symposium.