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Geografia Experimental

Geografia Experimental: da produção cultural à produção de espaço, por Trevor Paglen.

Instead of asking “What is art?” or “Is this art successful?” a good geographer might ask questions along the lines of “How is this space called ‘art’ produced?” In other words, what are the specific historical, economic, cultural, and discursive conjunctions that come together to form something called “art” and, moreover, to produce a space that we colloquially know as an “art world”? The geographic question is not “What is art?” but “How is art?” From a critical geographic perspective, the notion of a free-standing work of art would be seen as the fetishistic effect of a production process. Instead of approaching art from the vantage point of a consumer, a critical geographer might reframe the question of art in terms of spatial practice.

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My point is that if one takes the production of space seriously, the concept applies not only to “objects” of study or criticism, but to the ways one’s own actions participate in the production of space. Geography, then, is not just a method of inquiry, but necessarily entails the production of a space of inquiry. Geographers might study the production of space, but through that study, they’re also producing space. Put simply, geographers don’t just study geography, they create geographies.

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Excelente documentário que conta um pouco do contexto no Quilombo da Fazenda, na área do Núcleo Picinguaba. Ele traça um pouco do histórico do Quilombo, conta sobre as mudanças que acompanharam a construção da rodovia (Rio-Santos) e da criação do Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar (um processo autoritário, de cima pra baixo) e trata também dos desafios atuais, com a criação de uma cooperativa baseada nos princípios da economia solidária.