Celebrando una nueva era para nuestra publicación, presentamos una nueva serie Desde los archivos. Este proyecto ha sido creado para volver a visitar una selección de artículos e historias realizadas por la artista y poeta Natalia Villanueva Linares.
A deep dive into essential questions around “art-washing,” social practice, urban renewal, and the experience of Samantha Hill and Ed Woodham at Mill Hill.
An interview about their experience at Mill Hill and being asked to leave for questioning the ethics of the residency’s approach to social practice.
We are born in the red: amongst the blood and flesh of our mothers—already indebted. What we owe our families—a debt of the body. And slowly the circle widens. Our debts to our friends: the price of acceptance; our debt to our communities: the price of civilization. Then come the banks, with credit cards and student loans and car loans and home loans and loans to pay off other loans until the entirety of our life is one big red circle of debt. * Like genes in the body, ideas make up a culture through a process of replication, interaction, and mutation. This is the basis of Richard Dawkins’ concept of the meme, which he defines as an “idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” But the strength of a meme—that is, the extent to which it has taken hold in society—does not denote any moral quality, or even suggest that it is the best, most efficient way of living. Instead of a healthy cell, an idea may be …