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Work, Musings, Writings and Projects from FLEFF's Checkpoints Lab 2011

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Posted by Nicholas Knouf at 9:31PM   |  Add a comment

Week 2 involved exploring various types of so-called "immaterial" borders, especially as they intersect with physical ones. We looked at the US/Mexico border, and a series of online projects that examine through games and fiction; the Straits and Gibraltar, migrant labor, and attempts to setup non-state electronic networks across it; and borders of gender, and especially how that intersects with the right of women to move freely throughout the city.

Readings

Shilpa Phadke, Shilpa Ranade, and Sameera Khan, "Why Loiter? Radical Possibilities for Gendered Dissent", in Dissent and Cultural Resistance in Asia's Cities, ed. Melissa Butcher and Selvaraj Velayutham (London, UK: Routledge, 2009)

Andhra Pradesh, "Game on public space and women", March 11, 2009, (accessed January 23, 2011).

Editorial Team, "technological observatory of the straits", in fadaiat: libertad de movimiento + libertad de conocimiento, ed. Pilar Monsell Prado and Pablo de Soto Suárez (imagraf impresores, 2006), 169–174.

José Pérez de Lama, "notes on emergencies at the straits of gibraltar", in Prado and Soto Suárez, fadaiat: libertad de movimiento + libertad de conocimiento, 201–205.

Javier Toret and Nicolás Sguiglia, "mapmaking excess. labour and frontier by the movement’s paths", in Prado and Soto Suárez, fadaiat: libertad de movimiento + libertad de conocimiento, 193–199.

Projects

fadaiat (2004–2006)

Mark Tribe, Tijuana Calling (2005)

Gender & Space Group (Pukar), Gendered Strategies For Loitering (2008)



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