Parade: Market of Ideas

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This is a planning document. For more current information visit Parade Market of Ideas May 23, 2010 and/or Contributors Confirmed for Parade: Market of Ideas

Market of Ideas: Modes of Assembly and forms of Address

Markets are good at convening and distributing resources.
Based on the model of the ancient bazaar, Parade will convene a Market of Ideas in which 'stalls' staffed by artists, academics. urbanists, geographers, environmentalists, health workers, anthropologists, economists and others exchange their knowledge with the milling crowd.

The market is convened to explore the distribution of public knowledge, embody peer-2-peer exchange, and build of communal resources.

Confirmed Contributors

Contributors Confirmed for Parade: Market of Ideas

Possible Contributors

Cinzia would like to include and will contact:

This day is friday

An artist working on disable bodies. Action and Body research,Even

“Bifo”, Italian philosopher, media activist and cultural agitator.

Architect and dean of the School of Architecture at University of Westminster. Has recently published Architecture Depends

Journal An Architektur was founded at the beginning of 2002 continuing the work of the architecture collective freies fach – a group that had sought, since the mid 1990s, to assess critically the restrictive reconstruction of Berlin and the relevant political and economical conditions through actions, exhibitions, and small publications.

One of the most adventurous artists' groups using interactive media. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group’s work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us.

2009-12 is taking media art ecologies as a focus for its artistic programme and organisational/infrastructural development. This three year programme aims to provide opportunities for art-making, critical debate, exchange and participation in emerging ecological media art practices, and the theoretical, political and social contexts they engage.

George Shire is a Zimbabwean political analyst and cultural critic.

Professor of Media and Communications, and Director of Program in Media and Communications, University of Melbourne. Research Interests: History and philosophy of media; globalisation and global media governance; media arts; digital media; sound and popular music studies; media and communications theory; media ethics; convergent media industries. urban screens.
Current research: Public Screens and the transformation of public space - ARC Discovery Grant award for 2007-9. Co-chief investigator with Drs Scott McQuire and Nikos Papastergiadis. Sean lives in Melbourne, but he often travels to the UK.

Dr Peter Goodwin is chairman of the department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Westminster. He is the author of Television under the Tories: Broadcasting Policy 1979 - 1997. His areas of expertise are political economy of the media; media policy; media and politics; the television industry; social and economic impact of new media technologies. He is cited by Brunel University in London, describing himself as "an international expert in digital media policy and economics".

Restless media artists. Some of their ideas: 'Privacy is stupid.' 'The idea of privacy itself is obsolete. A computer connected to the Net is an instrument that allows the free flow of information. This is its aim. Anything blocking this free flow shall be considered an obstacle to be overcome.'

Since 1993 her focus has been on media art and media theory and she has published numerous interviews and essays in book collections and in magazines including Mute (UK), Telepolis (D), UHK (NO), and Switch (USA). She played a key part in organizing the radio part of the Next 5 Minutes 2 and Next 5 Minutes 3 festivals, and has edited the streaming media sections of the nettime book, ReadMe and the N5M3 workbook.

  • Marcel Baettig

CEO of Bow Arts Trust, who has been developing the London Artist Quarter in the Eastend of London.

Marsha would like to include and will contact:

Seyla Benhabib

Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and Director of its Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics. Professor Benhabib is the President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in 2006-07.

She is the author of Critique, Norm and Utopia. A Study of the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory (1986); Situating the Self. Gender, Community and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics (1992; winner of the National Educational Association’s best book of the year award) ; together with Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell and Nancy Fraser, Feminism as Critique (1994); The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt (1996; reissued in 2002); The Claims of Culture. Equality and Diversity in the Global Era, (2002) and most recently, The Rights of Others. Aliens, Citizens and Residents (2004), which won the Ralph Bunche award of the American Political Science Association (2005) and the North American Society for Social Philosophy award (2004). A new book, Another Cosmopolitanism: Hospitality, Sovereignty and Democratic Iterations, with responses by Jeremy Waldron, Bonnie Honig and Will Kymlicka is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2006.

Transforming Public Space

Trans forming Public Spaces (TPS) is a six-month collaborative programme involving artists from both China and the UK.

The project aims to increase community aware­ness of public spaces and to also high light the role that art can play in shap ing cities by trans­forming public spaces and thereby improving the quality of urban life.

Brandon Labelle s an artist and writer working with sound and the specifics of location. His work explores the space between sound and sociality, using performance and on-site constructions as creative supplements to existing conditions. Through his work with Errant Bodies Press he has co-edited the anthologies “Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear”, “Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language”, “Surface Tension: Problematics of Site” and "Radio Territories". He initiated and curated the Beyond Music series and festivals from 1997 – 2002 at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center in Los Angeles, and in 2001 he organized “Social Music”, a radio series for Kunstradio ORF, Vienna. He presented a solo exhibition at Singuhr galerie in Berlin (2004), an experimental composition for pirate drummers as part of Virtual Territories, Nantes (2005), and a series of Prototypes for the Mobilization and Broadcast of Fugitive Sound at the Enrico Fornello Gallery, Prato (2007). His ongoing project to build a library of radio memories, “Phantom Radio”, was presented at Radio Revolten, Halle in 2006 and at Casa Vecina, Mexico City in 2008. He is the author of “Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art” (Continuum 2006) and "Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life" (Continuum 2010). He lives in Berlin.


KMA is a collaboration between UK media artists Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler. Their work is primarily focussed on illuminating, encouraging, and developing, interactions between people in public spaces using projected light.

Uniquely in the history of creative urban lighting, KMA choose to prioritise the illumination of people and their relationships over the lighting of buildings and edifices. Rejecting the historical notion of the citizen as a passive spectator, KMA’s work celebrates the dynamics of human movement rather than the facets of historic buildings.

Kit and Tom have also collaborated with other prominent artists on a wide range of projects in theatre, tv, film and academia.

Kelly Large

Kelly Large (born 1973, St. Asaph, UK) based London, gained her BA Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University (1995) and her MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art (2001). Recent projects include Beacon Art Project, Lincoln; New Art Gallery, Walsall; Eastside Projects, Birmingham.

Cristina Ricupero

Cristina Ricupero is an independent curator based in Paris whose works involve several art- and publication projects dealing with issues of collective art-practices, self-organization, society and art.

Mark Shuttleworth

Mark is founder of the Ubuntu Project, an enterprise Linux distribution that is freely available worldwide and has both cutting-edge desktop and enterprise server editions, and has become very popular.

Mark studied finance and information technology at the University of Cape Town, and went on to found Thawte, a company specialising in digital certificates and cryptography. He sold Thawte to US company VeriSign in 1999, and founded HBD Venture Capital and The Shuttleworth Foundation. He moved to London in 2001, and began preparing for the First African in Space mission, training in Star City, Russia, and Khazakstan. In April 2002 Mark flew in space, as a cosmonaut member of the crew of Soyuz mission TM34 to the International Space Station. In early 2004 he founded the Ubuntu project, which aims to produce a free, high quality desktop OS for everybody.

Renée Ridgway is an artist, free-lance curator and educator, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Since completing her studies in fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design, (BFA) and Piet Zwart Institute (MA), she has exhibited widely in the Netherlands and internationally (P.S.1 MoMA Hotel New York, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Gouda Museum), made numerous public presentations at various conferences and forums and taught at several universities in the Netherlands and abroad. From 2005-6 she served on the board of the former Gate Foundation, whose artists archive and library were given as a gift to the Van Abbemuseum, and where in 2007 she organised a panel as part of the Be(com)ing Dutch caucus, entitled ‘Gate Foundation- Past, Present and Future’. For 2009-2010 Ridgway is organising ‘Negotiating Equity’, a collaborative project at DAI, (Dutch Art Institute) which investigates the position of the artist/curator in contemporary practice and involves the n.e.w.s. platform and her contributors.

Vancouver Public Space Network

The VPSN is a grassroots collective that engages in advocacy, outreach and education on public space issues in and around Vancouver, British Columbia.

This includes challenging the increase of advertising ‘creep’ in public places, promoting creative, community-friendly urban design, monitoring private security activities in the downtown core, fostering public dialogue and democratic debate, and devising creative ways to re-green the neglected corners, alleys and forgotten spaces of the city.

We also like to devise ways to have fun in public space.

The Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN) was formed in early 2006. Since that time our numbers have grown from a dozen initial participants to over 1500 members. The Network continues to expand: a testament to the large number of individuals who value public space and view it as an essential feature of a vibrant, inclusive city.

Stephen Wright: Art writer, independent researcher and curator. Former research fellow in the "Art and Globalisation" programme at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (Paris) and programme director at the Collège international de Philosophie (Paris), Dr. Wright has taught a post-graduate seminar at the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux Arts (Paris) and has lectured extensively in Europe and internationally. He has organised conferences at Tate Modern (London), Columbia University (New York), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), INHA (Paris), Musée d'art contemporain (Montreal), Aksanat (Istanbul), Videobrasil (Sao Paulo)... Member of the International Art Critics Association, former European Editor of the Montreal-based contemporary art journal Parachute (1997-2005), and editorial board member of the London-based journal Third Text, Dr. Wright has written widely on emergent art and art-related practice as forms of knowledge production in a context of globalisation. As a curator, Dr. Wright has produced a series of exhibitions and publications dealing with art practices with low coefficients of artistic visibility, including The Future of the Reciprocal Readymade (New York, 2004),Dataesthetics (Zagreb, 2007), Rumour as Media (Istanbul, 2006), Palestinian Products (Cairo, 2005), Recomposing Desire (Beirut, 2008) and Diggers All! (Montreal, forthcoming 2010). Laureat t of the European Art Essay competition (2008), he is currently working on the book-length essay Arbitrating Attention, and is putting together a collection of essays, Specific Visibility.

Neil, would like to include, and will contact:

Ian Drysdale and ThinkPublic Yes, thinking about their stall

Thinkpublic are an award-winning agency focused on using design to improve service experiences in the public sector. They achieve this by working with service providers and the general public to gain understanding of how their services and experiences could be improved. This dynamic and creative company has worked with the NHS, education, Local Government and the Third Sector.

James Purnell MP

James was first elected as Member of Parliament for the Stalybridge and Hyde constituency in 2001. And since then he has proved himself to be a keen supporter of those who live and work in the area. During his time as Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions, James spearheaded the new Welfare Reform Bill - which is currently being considered by Parliament - which aims to end poverty and to ensure people reach their full potential through employment. James was Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s first cabinet. Away from Parliament James enjoys film, music, theatre and football.

The Micropolitics Research Group In discussion about how to participate

  • The Micropolitics Research Group investigates the forces and procedures that entangle artistic production and the flexible subjectivities of its producers into the fabric of late capitalism. Based primarily in London, the group carries out and analysis of issues ranging from the production of subjectivity in creative work, diplomacy, institutional analysis, radical pedagogy and concrete situations of free labour, ‘carrot work’, and creative industry.

Open Music Archive - Yes, looking forward to manning their stall

  • Open Music Archive is a collaborative project, initiated by artists Eileen Simpson & Ben White, to source, digitise and distribute out-of-copyright sound recordings. The archive is open for anyone to use and contribute to.

Bruno Latour

  • Bruno Latour first trained as a philosopher and then an anthropologist. From 1982 to 2006, he has been professor at the Centre de sociologie de l'Innovation at the Ecole nationale supérieure des mines in Paris and, for various periods, visiting professor at UCSD, at the London School of Economics and in the history of science department of Harvard University.

Dr David Pinder

  • David Pinder is an urban and cultural geographer who's research areas include 
Cities and urban cultures; utopianism and possible urban worlds; art, spatial practices and the politics of urban space; the situationists and 20th-century avant-gardes Through Visions of the City and through a number of associated essays, this research seeks to challenge conventional narratives of influential traditions of utopian urban thought and to reclaim the value of utopian urbanism.

Jane Rendell - Jane replied that she would love to participate, but is away.

  • Professor Jane Rendell is Director of Architectural Research at the Bartlett, UCL. An architectural designer and historian, art critic and writer, she is author of Site-Writing, Art and Architecture (2006), The Pursuit of Pleasure (2002) and co-editor of Critical Architecture (2007) Spatial Imagination (2005), The Unknown City (2001), Intersections (2000), Gender Space Architecture (1999) and Strangely Familiar (1995).

Michaela Crimmin

  • Michaela Crimmin Is one of the founders of the RSA Arts and Ecology Centre. An organisation whose role is to catalyse, publicise, challenge and support artists who are responding to the unprecedented environmental challenges of our era. Arts and Ecology aims to create a positive discussion about the causes and the human impact of climate change through commissioning, debate, and interdisciplinary discourse.

Dr Noortje Marres

  • Dr Noortje Marres research focuses on the material practices of citizenship, particularly in how public involvement, with the turn to material practices, increasingly involves the performance of  “issue-affectedness,” raising questions about the (under-acknowledged)  role of  “capacities to be affected” in democracy.

Textile Environment Design

  • Based at Chelsea, TED have pioneered solutions to the environmental and social problems that designers and consumers are faced with. The 'Eco' design strategies they have developed are all interlinked and form a web of possible solutions. TED hopes to offer designers a toolbox of design approaches that are individually tailored to their needs, which can act as signposts for them on the journey towards a cleaner and more healthy industry and planet.

Dame Liz Forgan Dame Liz Forgan declined, Arts Council are looking for an alternative representative.

  • In February 2009, Dame Liz Forgan became the first female Chair of the Arts Council. Editor of the Guardian's women's pages from 1978 to 1982, Dame Liz moved to television with the start of Channel 4 where she became Director of Programmes, before joining the BBC in 1993. Great art inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2008 and 2011 The Arts Council will invest in excess of £1.6 billion of public money from the government and the National Lottery to create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.

Michaela would like to include and will contact:

  • Paul Goodwin - a theorist, curator and urban researcher. He is Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths and Cross Cultural Curator at Tate Britain. At CUCR he is director of Re-Visioning Black Urbanism, a project that explores how multiple modes of 'blackness' engages with the dynamics of contemporary urbanism in the UK. The project organises exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, seminars and publications.

  • Curators of Public Programmes at Tate Britain

  • Michaela will also be collaborating with Katrine Hjelde and a group of Chelsea undergraduates interested in knowledge exchange/pedagogies in the art school.

Kuba, would like to include, and will contact:

Robert Rumas

  • is one of most interesting polish artists working in public space. His installations and actions reveal the hidden fabric of our public sphere.

  • Adam Ostolski - a theorist and political activist, currently writing a PhD thesis on memory and trauma, related especially to critical analysis of museums, like Museum of Warsaw Uprising. He is a member of Krytyka Polityczna.

  • Michał Kozłowski - is a philosopher. Deals with history, capitalism, modernity, power, subject, desire and related issues. Tends to be Marxist. He studied Philosophy and Law at the University of Warsaw, Philosophy at the KU Leuven and Social Sciences at the EHESS in Paris. At the latter he defended his PhD thesis on Foucault’s concept of freedom. Co-creates the “Bez Dogmatu” quarterly, co-edits the Polish edition of the “Le Monde Diplomatique” monthly. Cooperates with the “Variations” magazine and REASOPO (Réseau européen d’analyse des sociétés politiques). Teaches history of modern philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw.

  • Roman Dziadkiewicz - practises an interdisciplinary approach operating on the borderland between art, social and curatorial investigations and research traditions, conducting long-term studies, workshop projects or archive-based installations. Dziadkiewicz is interested in the processes of the entanglement of art and creative processes in political and cultural contexts, testing of forms of participations, the disintegration/disappearance of a work of art and the reconstruction and redefinition of historical/memorial and multicultural traditions.

  • Łukasz Stanek - graduated in architecture and philosophy at the universities in Kraków, Weimar, and Münster. He has recently defended the dissertation “Henri Lefebvre and the Concrete Research of Space: Urban Theory, Empirical Studies, Architecture Practice” at the Delft University of Technology (NL). After a fellowship at the Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris (F) he is currently a researcher at the Chair for Architecture Theory, Faculty of Architecture ETH Zurich (CH). He has published on the theory of Henri Lefebvre and about urbanism in post-socialist cities like Nowa Huta, Poland. Currently, he is finishing a book about Henri Lefebvre, architecture and urbanism which will be published at the University of Minnesota Press in 2010. Co-founder and editor of the first issue of “Footprint - Delft School of Design Journal”, Lukasz Stanek is the organizer of the research program state-space which examines the role of the state in the production of space within and after the welfare state (Berlage Institute Rotterdam/ Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht).

  • Ewa Majewska - is a philosopher, a feminist and a theoretician of art. She is the editor and the author of numerous books and articles dedicated to critical analysis of culture.

  • Joanna Erbel - is a sociologist, author, feminist and active member of Krytyka Polityczna. She is one of establishing members of Duopolis association. She is interested in public space, especially in political and social processes leading to its development and democratization.

Joanna Warsza

  • is a free lance curator, author and artist, interested in the performative artistic practices, infiltrating the everyday reality and public spaces.

  • Krzysztof Nawratek - architect, urbanist and theoretician. Currently a leturer in the School of Architecture & Design in Plymouth.

  • Paul Domela - Programme Director of Liverpool Biennial and Deputy Chief Executive between 2001-2007. He has been co-ordinating the International exhibition and responsible for international collaborations (Walk On for Shanghai Biennale 2006) and conferences such as Urban Ecologies, Manifesta Coffee Break and City Breaks, Art and Culture in Times of Expediency. He curates Site (with John Byrne), an exhibition project for John Moores School of Art and Design. In 2004 he co-curated the Liverpool/Manchester section of Shrinking Cities, Berlin. Between 1992-1999 he organised the public programme of the Jan van Eyck Akademy, The Netherlands, a research institute for design, theory and fine art.

  • Owen Hatherley - is a British academic and journalist based in London who writes primarily on architecture, politics and culture. His first book Militant Modernism was published by O Books in 2009. Hatherley is a regular contributor to Building Design, New Statesman and New Humanist and has also written for The Guardian, Icon, Blueprint, Socialist Worker and Socialist Review. He sits on the editorial boards of Archinet and Historical Materialism, and maintains three blogs, Sit down man, you're a bloody tragedy, The Measures Taken and Kino Fist.

Jes Fernie

  • is a curator and writer specialising in the field of cross disciplinary practice between contemporary artists and architects. She was director of the RSA Art for Architecture Scheme for six years and is the editor of Two Minds: artists and architects in collaboration, published by Black Dog Publishing in March 2006. She works on high profile art commissioning programmes and is a member of selection panels for grant schemes, public projects and gallery refurbishments. She writes regularly for the art and architecture press, organises and chairs events and gives lectures to a range of specialists.

Politicized Practice Research Group

  • is a new research group located in the School of Art and Design at Loughborough University. The members of the Politicized Practice group are artists, curators, designers, researchers and academics. The scope of research undertaken within the group addresses a range of disciplines including social graphics, art and the public sphere, curation, visual culture, art theory and contemporary art practice. The Politicized Practice research group is interested in the relationship between the political and art, design and theoretical production. The research group starts from a shared question rather than a specific disciplinary context, asking what is a politicized practice and how can art, design and theory operate politically to affect change?


  • is the art collective of Dave Beech, Mel Jordan and Andy Hewitt, who work together on slogans, billboards and publications that challenge the commercial and bureaucratic colonization of the public sphere of opinion formation. Freee occupies the public sphere with works that take sides, speak their mind and divide opinion.

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