Graphic analysis of pedagogical gestures made by designers and groups considered in the Infrastructure as Civic Pedagogy project.
WILLIAM MORRISH activates a gesture of rhetoric, design and pedagogy that moves infrastructure from the margins of daily urban life to the centers. It's a move that places infrastructure onto the cultural landscape. link to pop-up lecture >>>
Through its database and exhibitions, THE CENTER FOR LAND USE INTREPRETATION shifts public attention away from conventional, pictoral framings of landscapes and toward infrastructures--present and historic--that are missed or oversimplified by such frames. Field trips and remote, temporary installations break the frame entirely by inserting audiences directly into infrastructural spaces and landscapes. link to pop-up lecture>>>
Chris Taylor's pedagogical approach in the field semester of the LAND ARTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST program is to curate a series of choreographed, embodied experiences in a way that generates a point of saturation. Beyond the point of comfort, strangeness and discomfort recalibrate assumptions and oversimplifications about place, space, and multivalent, infrastructural earthworks. link to pop-up lecture >>>
NORWEGIAN TOURIST ROUTES intentionally interrupt the smooth flow of traffic with stopping points that break the frame of the car window. They use highway infrastructure to invite the public into an earlier perspective of nature as a sensuous field, presenting it it as climate and physical presence--as well as form.
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DIY "COUNTERFEIT" EDUCATORS traverse, in multiple directions at once, the speeding, horizontal, linked info-scapes and conversations of the internet and mobile media. They act as rapid transmitters and early signalers of emergent memes. Speculators in new ways of knowing, they amplify what is already occurring and summon what has potential to come. link to pop-up lecture >>>