The Other Project

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


The refugee tent, originally designed to provide temporary shelter at emergency sites in Afghanistan and other parts of the world, will be set up on one of the hills in FireValley, an un-developed lot adjacent to the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) school buildings. The organizer will move in the tent with her IKEA furniture, her grandmother's crystal vase and other domestic paraphernalia and will inhabit this tent (to the best of her ability) for five days. During this period, the tent and the surrounding area will serve as a context for a series of conversations, forums, performances, workshops and readings. The events will be lead by a wonderful group of inspired visual artists, writers, anthropologists, musicians, performers, community leaders, activists, curators and educators. The formal gesture of bringing together "under the same roof" two contrasting paradigms will serve to frame the events that will take place at the site.

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