The Color Machine were recently commissioned by The Municipal Art Society to create a short film that would express MAS’s unique view of NYC and their essential role there. The film was first shown in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall as a part of the MAS Gala in June and is gaining wide release in anticipation of their upcoming MAS Summit in October. You can view the film and read more about it at The Color Machine.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 @ 7pm
“Cartographies of squatter settlements”
Notes about stigmatization and diversity in Buenos Aires
a presentation by Pablo Vitale
About the Presentation
The development of social relations can be witnessed by anyone who walks around Buenos Aires. But they are rendered invisible in the city’s maps – both current and historic – where the areas occupied by squatter settlements and shanty towns are shown as gray zones or fake green spaces. Divested of their residential and commercial functions, they appear as vacant areas although they have been inhabited for decades. Within this context, Pablo Vitale will share his current experiences of architectural and mapping workshops that have been developed in one of the oldest informal settlements of Buenos Aires, known as Villa 31. Created with groups of young residents, these maps of Villa 31 are destined to fill the void found in the official maps of Buenos Aires.
About the Presenter
Pablo Vitale has been a coordinator of non-formal education and photography programs for youth in Villa 31 since 1999 and is a member of Ojo de Pez (http://ojodepez.org.ar). He is currently a post-graduate scholar in Social Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and fellow at Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) in the Area of Urban Studies of the Gino Germani Research Institute.
This event is free. No RSVP required.
MEx member Scott Newman is Co-Founder & Co-Editor of the recently published Revel In New York Volume III. This edition, like the ones before it, features notable artists, designers, chefs, musicians, filmmakers & creators and their personal recommendations on food, art and culture in the city.Revel In New York Volume III features an extraordinary set of New York culture-makers, including: filmmaker/photographer Jerry Schatzberg, who is most notable for his work with Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Al Pacino; famed chef Marcus Samuelsson; costume designer Christian Joy; fine artist/photographer Tina Barney; and designer John Beckmann whose controversial architectural proposals have stirred the establishment.
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