To introduce the forthcoming event, but also celebrate previous conference’s achievements, we initiated a series of three conversations intended to unfold the relations between the practices of intervention, disruption, cancellation, forming and countering that are at play in territories of conflict. The conversations were based on the three components of the Footprint #27 issue, namely "means of divulgence", "modes of operation", and "agencies of protest". The entangled perspectives of our guests framed the previous conference theme and thematically grounded the elements of "water", "air", and "ground" in the upcoming conference Entangled Milieus: Co-Constituting a Shared Futurity.
Conflict Mediations: Water (June 14, 2021)
The first conversation in this series was based on "means of divulgence" in relation to spatial conflicts over the element of water. Guest speakers: Melina Philippou, Noa Roei, Rebecca Bryant, Panayiota Pyla.
Link: Conversation 1
Conflict Mediations: Air (September 27, 2021)
The second conversation in this series was based on "modes of operation" in relation to conflicts over the element-space of air. Guest speakers: Gökçe Önal, Eli Keller, Erhan Öze and Menelaos Stavrinides.
Link: Conversation 2
Entangled Milieus: Ground Conditions (March 14, 2022)
In this third and last conversation, we dealt with several ground conditions in relation to the "agencies of protest": from the ones recorded by architect Ahmad Beydoun during the war and its aftermaths on the borders of South Lebanon, to those emerging from the political practices of the "gilets jaunes" as discussed by the architectural theorist Lutz Robbers. Through their research in Lebanon and France, respectively, they engaged in conversation with our third guest: artist Eleni Mouzourou, and her recent video in which she depicts the twisting of a concept, namely how the "endemic" is turned into the "native". The video deals with the process of cultural and political appropriation of nature using the case of the Latzia oak tree and its construction as the "national tree" of Cyprus.
Link: Conversation 3
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