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Material for Johannesburg

Premises As beings, we are constantly affected by an innumerable amount of environmental conditions, such as the atmosphere, energy, color, shape, soundscape, spatial composition and material consistency of the room we are in, the history, context and purpose of the building the room is located in, the overall environment the…

Paper for Cumulus Johannesburg

CLAY OFFICE: A Case Study in Art Experimentation and Building Spaces for Living, Sensing, and Working Cumulus Johannesburg, 22-24 September 2014 Art Research Project by Pia Lindman Professor of Practice, focus area: Beings and Things Master Program in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art at Aalto Arts, Aalto University Head of…

Jane Bennett: Vibrant Matter

In Vibrant Matter, the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves. Bennett argues that political theory needs to do a better job of recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events.…