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The Winter Office | Exhibition Reception | The Social Territories of a Warming World

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

THE WINTER OFFICE, Re-wildering holographic weeds, 2019. Courtesy of the artists.

The Winter Office | The Social Territories of a Warming World
Exhibition | August 12-September 14, 2019
Exhibition Reception |  Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 6-8 PM
Airport Gallery | 3026 Airport Avenue

In their residency at 18th Street, The Winter Office (TWO) is creating proposals and plans for transforming physical spaces throughout the Pico Neighborhood, the Santa Monica Airport, and the art center to maximize opportunities for creative and civic collaboration between residents.  Their findings will be presented as works-in-progress during the exhibition in 18th Street’s airport gallery, and subsequently in publication form. The residency in Los Angeles seeks to introduce new thinking around local development of the city, including a new understanding of the density needed in the LA metropolitan area. 

During the exhibition, TWO will host and moderate a conversation program as a collaboration between 18th Street Art Center and the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, bring together local activists, organizations, institutional and political leaders, artists and academics, among others, to have conversations about non-ideal theories of art, collaborative design, and spatial justice in the 21st century city, especially in relation to new unknown social territories which will be emerging after climate change.


THE WINTER OFFICE is an artist group and work network consisting of artists, curators, architects, designers and social scientists founded in 2010 by the American artist Hugo Hopping and the Danish architect/urban planner Johanna Ferrer Guldager. Established in 2010, THE WINTER OFFICE upholds a creative strategy concerned with blending and defining collaborations between art, architecture, social science and design. As a network and work group it also seeks design challenges in cultural, developmental, educational, and disaster-recovery infrastructure that is needed in urban, suburban, and exurban environments. Drawing on architecture, planning, and social science research, THE WINTER OFFICE hopes to respond with initiatives that can express themselves both in art and architecture in favor of new uses for social/urban planning and design. To this end, the group seeks to enable the production of final objects, constructions, research and exhibitions to raise the quality of the built environment. The group is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

[image: THE WINTER OFFICE, Re-wildering holographic weeds, 2019. Courtesy of the artists.] 


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18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus)
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