Protest or not to Protest
With this track we will research and critically discuss the ‘linguistics’ and iconography of disruption, protest, and engagement in the context of a multispecies urbanism – as related to our own experiences, practice, and interests. We will review and reflect on these topics in relation to the urban context of Venice, and this year's Bienniale theme, ‘How Will We Live Together’, and ‘Values for Survival’ as introduced by the Exploratorium of the Dutch Pavilion. We will discuss and research these topics on the level of images and the visual linguistics and ‘medialization’ – and look at the manifestation, contextualization, and representation of activism as a spatial form, and engagement, in the media, online, and otherwise. In the course of this research, we will explore the possibility of a visual narrative of our own. In the further process, we will develop a form where this narrative could work on the platform of the Exploratorium, as well as in printed form.