During the month of March 2015 I went to Panama along with the critic and curator Beatriz Lemos to develop a research after her invitation to join the Central-American phase of the project Lastro – intercâmbios livres em arte[free exchanges in art].
Researching the history of the country, we learned that Panama was under Spanish rule for almost 300 years (1538-1821). Previously part of the territory of Gran Colombia, in 1903 the United States of America and the Roosevelt administration, in dispute with Colombia, created the country, making the banking group JP Morgan the official fiscal agent of the new country. This was one of Roosevelt’s consolidations of the Monroe Doctrine in Central America. The creation of the country was based purely on commercial interests, including gaining full control of the Inter-Oceanic Canal that was under construction at the time, to be completed in 1914. The country’s image as a tax haven began there. Continue reading Speculations on the Fifth Income→
An article by Sun Siwei 孙思维, as published in the Transnational Dialogues Journal 2016. The text was conceived for the discussion “Between Crowds and Empires / 群众和帝国之间” that took place at Goethe-Institut Beijing on 18 June 2016.
CTRL – Rethinking Cultural Assets, De-Capitalising Intellectual Property. A New Comprehensive Approach to the Music Market. An article by Margherita D'Andrea and Corrado Gemini as published in the Transnational Dialogues Journal 2016.
Summer 2016: the heat is oppressive as you book your house by the sea on Airbnb. You managed to organise seven special days of holiday.
An Underground Middle Path. How Does a Social Initiative Test Commercial Rule and the Common Good? An article by Chen Yiming 陈奕名 as published in the Transnational Dialogues Journal 2016.
The Digua Shequ 地瓜社区 community centre is a city basement renovation project in Beijing initiated by Zhou Zishu 周子书. Two floors below the street, the basement was once a bomb shelter designed to withstand wartime air raids, before later becoming residential. Continue reading Digua Shequ 地瓜社区→
The sharing economy has enjoyed remarkably rapid growth over the last five years and looks set to scale new heights over the next decade. Some projections put the sector’s revenues at $335 billion globally by 2025, and the scope for further widening its geographic reach remains huge. The core of the sharing economy is the distribution of unused resources. Continue reading Between Crowds and Empires | Beijing→
Entre os anos de 2015 e 2016 o programa Residência Nomádica foi ganhando forma dentro do Transnational Dialogues, e vem sendo realizado na Europa, Brasil e China. Cada residência é caracterizada por um período de investigação acompanhada por atividades artísticas e encontros organizados em parceria com organizações locais. As residências tornaram-se, neste sentido, um “espaço /transnacional temporário de cultura” aberto para a cidade, onde o trabalho de produção e pesquisa é acompanhado por um profundo envolvimento entre a comunidade local e abordagens colaborativas e de co-produção. Continue reading Residência Nomádica Brasil→
During 2015-2016 Transnational Dialogues will conduct an artistic research module on alternative economies, examining its polarities and taking into account different perspectives, geographic regions and imaginaries from China, Brazil and Europe. A team of researchers, artists and designers will confront the contradictions related to the phenomena of collaboration as a promising economic innovation of our time. Continue reading Between Crowds and Empires→