1 Class Introduction - Guest Presentation: Jimmy Chen

Foucault, Michel. "Fearless Speech."



Introduction to VAP IEL (Dan Van Roekel)

Discussion of Readings Assigned on 9.7

3 Introduction to VAP Shop Facilities (Charlie Mathis)

Buy at Amazon Papanek, Victor. Design for the real world: human ecology and social change. Chicago, IL: Academy Chicago, 1985. ISBN: 0897331532.

Mouffe, Chantal. "Which Democracy in a post-political age?" The Dark Markets: Infopolitics, electronic media and democracy in times of crisis. lecture series, Public netbase / t0, Wein, October 5, 2002. Video documentation: (RAM) (31/03/2003).

Dobson, Kelly: ScreamBody.

Michael Rakowitz: ParaSITE, RISE.

Wochenklausur: Art and Sociopolitical Intervention.

N55: 3 selections from "Manual for N55." In N55 Book. Odder, Denmark: Narayana Press, 2003. ISBN: 8791409055. (PDF - 8.9 MB)


Individual Roundtable Presentations/Sketches: Project 1

Discussion (Papanek, Mouffe, Art Projects)

Buy at Amazon Kristeva, Julia. Strangers to Ourselves. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1991, chapter 1 and final 2 chapters. ISBN: 0231071574.

Buy at Amazon Herman, Judith. "Ethics of the Self and Ethics of the Other." In Trauma and Recovery. London, UK: Pandora, 2001. ISBN: 0863584306.


Guest Presentations: Tim Anderson and Elliot Felix

Discussion (Kristeva, Herman)

Buy at Amazon Brecht, Bertold. Brecht on Theater: the Development of an Aesthetic. New York, NY: Hill and Wang, 1978. ISBN: 0809005425.

Buy at Amazon Bakhtin, M. M. "Carnival Ambivalence: Laughter, Praise and Abuse" and "The Banquet, the Body and the Underworld." In The Bakhtin Reader. Edited by Pam Morris. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0340592672.

6 Individually Scheduled Meetings with Prof.  

Guest Presentation: Azra Aksamija

Discussion (Bakhtin, Brecht)

CAVS Lecture: Vito Acconci Studio

Thoreau, Henry David. On Civil Disobedience.

Critical Arts Ensemble. Electronic Civil Disobedience. Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia, 1995.

Buy at Amazon Benjamin, Walter. "Critique of Violence." In Selected Writings Vol. 1: 1913-1926. Translated by Edmund Jephcott. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1996. ISBN: 0674945859.

Public Enemy [AUDIO]: "Fear of a Black Planet," and "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back."

Martin Luther King. (Selected readings.)

8 Individually Scheduled Meetings with Prof.  
9 Discussion (Thoreau, Benjamin, Critical Arts Ensemble, Public Enemy, King) Buy at Amazon Deleuze, Gilles, and Felix Guattari. Nomadology. New York, NY: Semiotext(e), 1986. ISBN: 0936756098.
10 Discussion (Deleuze and Guattari)  
11 Individually Scheduled Meetings with Prof.  
12 Mid-term  
13 Mid-term (cont.)

Giancarlo De Carlo. (Multiplicity USE.)

Buy at Amazon Smith, Neil. "From Gentrification to the Revanchist City." In The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City. New York, NY: Routledge, 1996. ISBN: 041513255X.

Buy at Amazon Castells, Manuel. "Immigrant Workers and Class Struggles in Advanced Capitalism." Chapter 3 in The Castells Reader on Cities and Social Theory. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2002. ISBN: 0631219331.

Buy at Amazon Levinas, Emanuel. "Cities of Refuge." In Beyond the Verse: Talmudic Readings and Lectures. London, UK: Athlone Press, 1994. ISBN: 0485114305.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Deutsche, Rosalyn. Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780262041584.

Hannah Arendt. (Selected readings.)

14 Discussion (Levinas, Benjamin, Deutsche)  
15 Discussion (Smith, De Carlo, Arendt, Castells)  

Guest Presentation

CAVS Lecture: Pia Lindman

17 Guest Presentation

N55. "Art and Reality," and "N55 Manual."

Buy at Amazon Fuller, Buckminster. Utopia or Oblivion. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1969. ISBN: 0553028839.

18 N55 Presentation  
19 N55 Presentation (cont.)

Buy at Amazon Bakunin, Michael. God and the State. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1970. ISBN: 048622483X.

Buy at Amazon West, Cornel. American Evasion of Philosophy. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989. ISBN: 0299119645.


Discussion (Bakunin, West)

CAVS Lecture: Judith Barry

Situationist International. (Selected readings.)

Buy at Amazon Careri, Francesco (Stalker). Walkscapes: Walking as an aesthetic practice. Barcelona, Spain: Gili, 2002. ISBN: 8425218411.

Buy at Amazon Winnicott, D. W. Playing and Reality. New York, NY: Tavistock Publications, 1980. ISBN: 0422783102.

Jacques Tati [FILM]: Mon Oncle.

21 Individually Scheduled Meetings with Prof.  
22 Discussion (Winnicott, Situationists, Careri)  
23 Individually Scheduled Meetings with Prof.  
24 Production / Individual Meetings with Prof.  
25 Production / Individual Meetings with Prof. (cont.)  
26 Final