In 1970, Judy Baca created with the collaboration of local gang members the mural entitled Mi Abuelita, one of the first community murals in L.A. This project introduced an innovative approach in the creation of inclusive and non-conflictual public art.
Ahlam Shibli (1970, Palestine) is a Palestinian photographer whose work, indeed documentarist, can be seen as a reportage, yet not so dramatic. What follows is the result of an interview conducted with her: a reflection around issues of power and coexistence, as they are portrayed through her series “Trackers” (2005) where she pictured Palestinians of Bedouin descent, who made the choice to enrol in the Israeli Defence Force.
The X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, under the topic “Ecoculture”, intends to reflect on the interrelation between culture and the environment, to examine the growing awareness of the negative impact of human activities and to discuss the necessity to rethink, reconceptualize and redefine the relationship between humans and the non-human world.
A group of Royal College of Art students created a temporary research studio at Gasworks exploring what it means to be a resident in both the global art world and with respect to the wider geopolitical context of borders and restricted mobility.
Interviews by Julia Flamingo, MA student of Culture Studies in The Lisbon Consortium Faculty of Human Sciences Universidade Católica Portuguesa to Luísa Santos and Joana Patrão in the frame of "Céu de Sal, Sal da Terra".