Opening a short series of essays on the concept of Natural Beauty in Adorno’s work, originally presented in London at Historical Materialism 2012, Sebastian Truskolaski introduces the concept's negative foundation and utopian promise
When a London-based international artist comes in contact with a run down East End housing estate, what happens? The typical narrative is this: a large well funded curating body facilitates a high profile, costly, impressive and much-reviewed well-hyped installation spectacle that brings the bourgeoisie in droves to the site, where they marvel at not only the work but the frisson of excitement at actually being in a run down council estate.
Occupy Our Food Supply is bringing together the Occupy, sustainable farming, food justice, buy local, slow food, and environmental movements for a global day of action on February 27, 2012. Inspired by the theme of CREATE/RESIST, thousands will come together to creatively confront corporate control of our food supply and take action to build healthy, accessible food systems for all.