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  • Jen Gieseking
    Please forward widely. Apologies for cross-posting. *** *City of Tomorrows* Workshop Storefront for Art and Architecture 97 Kenmare Street New York, NY
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      Please forward widely.  Apologies for cross-posting.
      ***

      City of Tomorrows Workshop
      Storefront for Art and Architecture
      97 Kenmare Street
      New York, NY
      Saturday, November 7, 1:00pm-4:30pm
      Pre-registration required
      Free

      What would happen if  an intergalactic consortium of investors bought up all
      of New York City's affordable housing?  If automated labor and robot workers
      took over Manhattan ?  If an evil super villain released a mutant nano-virus
      into the urban water supply?

      City of Tomorrows is a workshop about the New York City of the future
      that merges urban geography, science fiction and guerrilla theater. In
      the space of 2 hours, participants will develop, script and rehearse short
      sci-fi scenes about New York City's political, spatial, and social
      futures. We will then perform the scenes in public space for both a Performa
      audience and passersby. They will follow along and even participate as these
      utopian and dystopian tomorrows are played out on the streets of Lower
      Manhattan.

      Who we’re looking for: Science fiction writers, visionaries, astronauts,
      astral psychics, sci fi geeks, drama queens, class clowns, urbanists,
      protesters, agent provocateurs, brainstormers.

      You will be given reading and viewing material prior to the workshop as
      well as background info on the issues to be explored. You will be asked
      to contribute to a collaborative mini-drama as well as perform in public
      space.

      Please email cityoftomorrows@... to reserve a space. Please
      include a brief description of yourself and your interests, your current
      email address; and phone number. We will inform you within a few days if
      space is available. http://bit.ly/fgAOb for more information.

      Workshop limited to 20 people.

      Created by Lize Mogel, Stephanie Rothenberg, and Jenifer Kaminsky.
      Curated by Defne Ayas. Presented by Performa and Storefront for Art and
      Architecture.

      About Performa09
      Performa 09, the third edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of
      new visual art performance, will be held in New York City from November
      1–22, 2009, showcasing new work by more than 150 of the world’s most
      exciting contemporary artists. Over its three week-run, Performa 09’s
      innovative program will break down the boundaries between visual art, music,
      dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, film, television, radio, graphic
      design, and the culinary arts, presenting over 110 events in collaboration
      with a consortium of more than 80 of the city’s leading arts institutions,
      40 curators from around the world, and a network of public and private
      venues throughout the city. http://www.performa-arts.org


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      Jen Gieseking
      Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Psychology
      The Graduate Center, City University of New York
      jgieseking@...
      www.jgieseking.org
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