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The Winter Office | The Social Territories of a Warming World | Episode #5

August 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Social Territories of a Warming World –  Episode #5
SYNCHRONICITY – Designing warming world information
August 31, 2019 | 2-4 PM
18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) | 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica

For this fifth episode of the conversation program The Social Territories of a Warming World by The Winter Office, keynote speakers Bill Kelley Jr. (Independent Curator and Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino Art at California State University Bakersfield) and Carol Zou (Chief Ray of Sunshine, US Department of Arts and Culture) will meet for a discussion on synchronicity and designing warming world information. The conversation will be moderated by a member of The Winter Office, Gro Sarauw

How do we tackle the challenges of our warming world from within institutions of visual culture? We will be asking our speakers how to consider how to engage institutional and cultural projects that take on mentorship and communication perspectives. Essentially, how do we design the critical in climate action? Is there a possibility to establish ‘regenerative spaces’ that could regenerate the mind, systems, nature, and infrastructure for a warming world? 

We hope to locate how existing arts practices and institutional resources can become mentoring spaces; and thus emerge as innovative landmarks in these new social territories of a warming world.

This conversation is the fifth in our series, but the first to take place at 18th Street Arts Center, Airport Campus Gallery; and as part of THE WINTER OFFICE’s new exhibition #SYNCHRONICITY, now open until September 14, 2019.


THE WINTER OFFICE (TWO) is an experimental artistic and professional work group generating advanced design solutions for this century’s challenges of a sustainable urban infrastructure. The group consists of artists, curators, architects, designers, and social scientists, who are either based in or connected to Copenhagen. 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 was founded in 2010 by the American artist Hugo Hopping and the Danish architect/urban planner Johanna Ferrer Guldager. 


The Winter Office’s visiting artist residency and exhibition is made possible by the Danish Arts Foundation and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support for 18th Street Arts Center’s Commons Lab: Place and Public Life is provided by the California Arts Council, NEA Our Town, and the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department.


Our gallery and event spaces are fully accessible, with ground level entrances with no steps. Upon requests for assistance, we will make programmatic aspects of our projects available in accessible alternative formats. You can email requests or questions at communications@18thstreet.org.

[image: The Winter Office, Table Second Version, 2019. Installation at 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Gallery. Courtesy of the artists.

Raul Baltazar, #SYNCRHONICITY, 2019. Commissioned by THE WINTER OFFICE. Installation at 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Gallery. Courtesy of the artists.]


August 31, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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