Taking Control of Your Visual Landscape

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Date/Time: 20/11/2005 12:00 am

Taking Control of Your Visual Landscape
Slide Show and Discussion by Josh MacPhee
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St. NYC
Sunday, November 20th, 2005
Taking Control of Your Visual Landscape is a presentation about how our visual environment controls our social space from the top down, and ways to contest it. We will begin with a discussion of how corporations and the state use our environment, the “visual landscape,” to create a monologue of control, and how this monologue frames our thoughts and behaviors. A slide show will be presented displaying an extremely broad array of styles and techniques of intervening in this system, spanning across both decades and continents. These images provoke peoples’ imaginations as to what a real public dialogue on the street might look like and show how possible it is.  We will then discuss what seems to work or not work in terms of communicating on the street.

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