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UCM, University of California La Merced

Open Source in Metropolitan Processes: Collaborative Urban Practices on the Re-appropriation of Unused Public Spaces

Lecture/Seminar – Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts | October 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Social Sciences and Management Building, Half Dome Conference Room/317

 5200 North Lake Rd, Merced, CA 95343

Gloria G. Duran, Todo Por La Praxis (TXP)

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Gloria G. Duran, a renowned scholar from Madrid, will talk about Todo Por La Praxis (TXP), a group of artists, designers and scholars of communication who have developed innovative collaborative practices involving the re-appropriation of unused public spaces with the goal of increasing participatory citizenship and democracy.

TXP is in residence at the Marin Headlands in the Bay Area, where members are developing one of their installations. On Oct. 11, Duran will talk about TXP and the lessons learned.

If you are interested in the topics of participatory citizenship and the nexus of art, design, and politics, or in the creative re-use of unused public spaces, join this stimulating presentation and discussion.

Robin DeLugan, Professor of Anthropology, UC Merced, 5200 N. Lake Road, Merced, CA 95340,, 209-228-4032