Below are PDFs of the required readings there are also links to various sources that may supplement the readings.


Kwon, M. One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity (MIT Press, 2002)-Chapter 4

KWON (Reading-Click to download the PDF of the reading)

Other resources that might prove useful

Link to bio for Miwon Kwon

Link to Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1977-Kwon’s latest curatorial project

Sculpture May/June 1998 Vol.17 No. 5, Icons and Interventions in Chicago and the Potential of Public Art

Steet Level Youth Media

Suzanne Lacy’s 100 Boulders

HAHA Flood project in Chicago

Frieze Issue 13 November-December 1993 RSS article about Culture in Action

Review of Kwon’s book


Trite Tropes from Mira Schor’s book, A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics and Daily Life

(link to PDF  A decade of negative thi001)

Here are some things to which Schor refers or which refer to Schor

The Kudzu Effect or the rise of the new academy by Joyce Kozoloff (1996)

From Project to Practice by Christina Shmid

Reading for October 18 and beyond….

ted purves, What we want is free

Purves, Ted. (2005). What We Want is Free, State University of NY Press. pp. 85-98.

Link to Ted Purves’ Faculty Profile

Youtube of Ted Purves talking about  Linda Montano and Tehching


Susanne Cockrell and Ted Purves create social art projects that investigate the overlay of urban and rural systems upon the lives of specific communities. They ask questions about the nature of people and place as seen through social economy, history and local ecology. The collaboration began with a two and a half year public project (2004-2007), Temescal Amity Works, which facilitated and documented the exchange of backyard produce, conversation, and collective biography within the Temescal Neighborhood of Oakland, CA.

In addition to their collaborative practice, they are both professors at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. Ted was the founder of the CCA’s MFA Area for Social Practice, and continues to be one of the lead professors for the central workshop within that curriculum.

They have received a Creative Work Fund grant from the Elise and Walter Haas Foundation, a Visual Arts grant from the Creative Capital Foundation,  an Investing in Artists Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, as well as support from the Oakland Office of Cultural Affairs and California College of the Arts.

Jeanne Van Heeswijk

The Blue House and Info about Jeanne Van Heeswijk

(Links to the Blue House)

Face Your World

Interesting additional reading

Architechture against Architecture

Elite Mobilities:
The Semiotic Landscapes of Luxury and Privilege (get PDF below)



Read the introduction and a chapter of your choosing

Thanks Heath!


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