Nerea Calvillo, Elisa Sanchez Fernandez

DIS Summer Institute Visiting Speaker Series: Talk by Architect Nerea Calvillo

Friday, June 29 | 6pm  

Nerea Calvillo will give a public talk looking at environmental toxicity and politics, pollen and queer urban political ecology. This presentation is programmed as part of the Visiting Speaker series for Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network (Session I of Plug In ICA’s 2018 Summer Institute).*

Calvillo is an assistant professor at The University of Warwick (Coventry, UK), in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies. Her research explores the material, technological, political and social dimensions of environmental pollution at the intersection between architecture, feminist studies of technoscience, new materialisms and urban ecological policies. She is the founder of In the Air, a project designed to provide digital visualization of microscopic air particles. Calvillo established the architecture firm, C+arquitectos, based in Madrid, Spain and co-curates for the Connecting Cities Network, founded by eleven media-arts organizations based in Europe and Turkey, as well as numerous other partners across the globe, including Mutek, Montreal. Calvillo received her PhD from Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2014 after receiving her Masters in Advanced Architecture from Columbia University as a Fullbright Scholar. She completed a post-doctorate research fellowship at Citizen Smith, Goldsmiths, University of London, and received the Poesies Fellowship from New York University.

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* For Session I of our 2018 Summer Institute Program we are extremely pleased to have DIS collective member, Marco Roso as our lead faculty (June 25-July 7, 2018).  Framed by our summer exhibition of the same name, DIS’s seminar Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network circles around a series of exhibitions organized by DIS and framed by, a new streaming edutainment platform. Through direct engagement with the artists of, the session will contemplate a series of linked concerns, including: the nature of belonging in a rootless-seeming, networked world; the changing relationship to the ways one owns, lends or gives time through occupations, bodies, or other forms of value-creation. Some of the topics DIS will cover: Money: what is it?; information consumption; the future of citizenship; reparations; love and humor.

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. Plug ICA gratefully acknowledges the RBC Foundation and the Johnston Group for their support of our 2018/2019 Summer Institute Program as well as the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain as cultural partners in the presentation of Session I of our Summer Institute.

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