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Mortgaged Lives – English translation



Written by two of the founders of the PAH, Mortgaged Lives explains the causes of and points towards those responsible for the Spanish mortgage crisis and the broader situation. Ada Colau and Adrià Alemany analyze the role of the public administration, reveal the fights carried out by the PAH through first-person accounts and offer advice and useful resources for defending the right to housing and avoiding abuses of power by banks and financial institutions.

Mortgaged Lives
Vidas Hipotecadas

By Ada Colau and Adrià Alemany
Prologues by Gerard Pisarello and José Coy

Translation by Michelle Teran, published by the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest with help by Traficantes de Sueños.

An Aesthesia of Networks: Conjunctive Experience in Art and Technology



Buscando al Sr Goodbar is included in An Aesthesia of Networks: Conjunctive Experience in Art and Technology, new publication by Anna Munster.

MIT Press, publisher.

Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers


Some of my works are featured in a new book by Karen O’Rourke on artistic cartography published by MIT Press, 2012

Contemporary artists beginning with Guy Debord and Richard Long have returned again and again to the walking motif. Debord and his friends tracked the urban flows of Paris; Long trampled a path in the grass and snapped a picture of the result (A Line Made by Walking). Mapping is a way for us to locate ourselves in the world physically, culturally, or psychologically; Debord produced maps like collages that traced the “psychogeography” of Paris. Today, the convergence of global networks, online databases, and new tools for location-based mapping coincides with a resurgence of interest in walking as an art form. In Walking and Mapping, Karen O’Rourke explores a series of walking/mapping projects by contemporary artists. Some chart “emotional GPS”; some use GPS for creating “datascapes” while others use their legs to do “speculative mapping.” Many work with scientists, designers, and engineers.

Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…


The Piet Zwart Institute Master in Media Design and Communication department launches its new publication with Mute publishing: Sniff, Scrape, Crawl… {on privacy, surveillance and our shadowy data-double}.

A silent listener to our streaming confessions, the ambient social network envelops itself around our rituals, banalities and routines and traces the specificities of our dataset, or rather our shadowy data-double. Crawling and scraping, it creates a portrait of not only who we are as individuals, but also our demographic character, status and potential future self. Just as our data-double grows exponentially through these infinite feedback loops, the debate on privacy also proliferates. While discussions on the value of public space and the commons have regrettably waned, privacy has become the zone of contention for lawyers, large corporations, governments and individuals, who all have much at stake.

Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…. is the result of trying to make sense of these debates. Contributions from: Birgit Bachler, Seda Guerses, Inge Hoonte, Nicolas Maleve, Men in Grey, Julian Oliver & Danja Vasiliev, Michelle Teran, Steve Rushton, Discrete Dialogue Network and Amy Suo Wu.

C Magazine Spring 2012 Memory issue




Buscando al Sr. Goodbar and The City is Creative are both discussed in an essay written by Michelle Kasprzak for C Magazine Spring 2012 Memory Issue.

Book launch: A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future


Baltan Laboratories launches its new publication A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 from 5-7 PM in the NatLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. This extensive publication presents the results of and reflections on Baltan’s two-year pilot phase undertaken from 2008 to 2010. Included in this publication is an essay and documentation on The City is Creative, developed during a residency at Baltan Laboratories.

Hacking the City Reader


Hacking the City –
Interventions in public and communicative spaces

The Book

The project “Hacking the City” took place on the occasion of the “European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010.” Twenty museums collaborated in a multifaceted common series of exhibitions called “Mapping the Region.” Museum Folkwang contributed with an experimental project which went far away from traditional museum activities. More than thirteen projects in public space, a “Base-Station” in the museum and a homepage ( were realized.

Interview in Neural Issue 37


Link to Neural

Issue #37, winter 2010
ISSN: 2037-108X

.Aram Bartholl
.Michelle Teran
.Christina Kubisch
.Julian Oliver
.Space Invader
.Mark Shepard
.Pierre-Laurent Cassiere
.Men in Grey

Visual Geographies



I’m currently involved in a discussion on visual geographies between Kate Armstrong, Vancouver multi-media artist and scholar and Garnet Hertz, a Canadian artist and scholar based in California for BlackFlash Magazine.

All three artists deal explicitly with contemporary ways of mapping space, or in some cases, a contemporary poetics of space. We’re drawing them together from three very different parts of the world to discuss their newest projects as well as the ideas driving them.

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