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WEEKLY EMAIL: AUGUST 25, 2010


Land, Speed and Bonneville

FEATURED THIS WEEK : MARTIN HOGUE

Land, Speed and Bonneville

Since the early 20th century the Bonneville Salt Flats — 30,000 acres in western Utah, a plain so vast and flat that the curvature of the earth is visible to the naked eye — have been attracting the world's best and fastest drivers. Several years ago architect Martin Hogue began to explore, analyze, draw and photograph this extraordinary landscape and its history of land speed racing. We're pleased to present — during the annual Speed Week at Bonneville — a slideshow of Hogue's work.
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CENTER FOR URBAN PEDAGOGY

The Good, the Bad, and the Empty

Why are there so many empty lots near our school? This is the deceptively simple question — posed by students at the Walt Whitman Middle School in Brooklyn — that propels The Good, the Bad, and the Empty, a new video project from the Center for Urban Pedagogy. The students document and critique the vacant lots — mostly derelict and trash-filled — and they make the essential connection between land use and community well-being. Following our presentation of earlier CUP projects — see Bodega Down Bronx and The Water Underground — we are pleased to feature their latest video.
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JUSTIN PARTYKA

The East Anglians

For a decade now Justin Partyka has been combining his training as a folklorist and skill as a photographer to document the deep-rooted but now fragile agrarian community in his native East Anglia — a place "where traditional methods and knowledge still matter, and where identity is shaped by the landscape." Continuing our August emphasis on the pictorial, we present a portfolio of his work. As part of our presentation, Justin Partyka encourages comments and questions, which he'll be ready to respond to.
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NORTH BROOKLYN PUBLIC ART COALITION

nbAUDIO 2011

An Open Call for Sound Artists 
Deadline: 8.30.2010


The North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac) is pleased to announce an open call for Brooklyn–based artists to propose projects for an upcoming sound installation to be displayed for the greater North Brooklyn community in Spring 2011.

Artists are invited to submit proposals through August 30, 2010. The selected artist will be notified on September 15, 2010.

For more information, please visit: http://nbpac.wordpress.com/
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LUTHER THIE, KATHRINE WOREL

Frontiers: On the Edge in Merced and Malibu

This month — in the spirit of August — we'll be focusing on pictorial features. First up is "Frontiers." In the past year the photographers Luther Thie and Kathrine Worel have been documenting houses "on the forefront of our interaction with the economy and the environment." Their investigation took them to the San Joaquin Valley town of Merced, a few years ago one of the white-hot real-estate markets of California, today the site of half-built ghost-town subdivisions. And it took them to the Pacific coast enclave of Malibu, where the combined effects of global warming and environmental engineering are eroding the famous beaches, and the multimillion-dollar homes are vulnerable to being swept out to sea.
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PLACES ARCHIVE: WINTER 2003

Portfolio: Timothy Hursley

Tim Hursley photographs the pro-bono buildings of the Rural Studio and the legal brothels of Nye County, Nevada.
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