life as a creative act (work of art)
La vida como un acto creativo
How can one “claim space”?
Spatial studies in a nutshell, from my understanding, with a little help from Henri Lefebvre:
Spatial studies draws upon a multi-disciplinary understanding of the various interlocutors, both physically and symbolically, that live, interact, and ascribe meaning onto a particular space. By understanding “(social) space as a (social) product,” Henri Lefebvre alludes to the way in which spaces become inhabited with both historical memory and continued interpreted reality through their social use. A relationship is cultivated between the overhead aesthetic landscape, intersecting daily realities of pedestrians, and complex symbolisms of how the space is continuously lived and experienced.
In 1981, at the beginning of the second decade of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, a multidisciplinary performance art group called CADA (el Colectivo de Acciones de Arte, the Art Actions Collective) once dropped 400,000 flyers from six planes across the capital city of…
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