Looping Bodies at the Utopia Warehouse

Port warehouses are spaces full of creative possibilities. Despite having a scale that usually surprises us by its brutality, these giant rectangular constructions with thousands of square feet have the potential of becoming locations for powerful and transformative participatory activities. Especially when they do not function as storage buildings, warehouses can become flexible locations for […]

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Inclusion in Action: Encounter of Voices and Perspectives at ISUR

Inclusion is a key process for sustaining, developing, and building democratic societies. Crossing multiple social dimensions, inclusion helps to ensure equal opportunities for participation and access to markets, services, and spaces. At its core, inclusion is about “improving the terms for individuals and groups to take part in society” (World Bank, 2013). Inclusion matters because […]

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Empathy and Uncanniness in The Enemy VR experience

Inside a modern gallery building with ample rooms, white walls, and  skylights, one encounters fighters from three long standing armed conflicts: Israel-Palestine, el Salvador, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Combatants appear in pairs at clean and well lighted rooms.  Each room correspond to one of the conflicts, and the two fighters that appear […]

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