06:00 PM - 06:00 PM
About the event
Join us for another Archosophy Session hosted at PFS Studio.
The term “mixed” has become synonymous with “good urbanism”. Yet, the term "mixed" is often not explored beyond the obvious. In town planning and architecture, “mixed” usually denotes two or more adjacent land-uses or modes of occupation that do not disrupt each other. It is adjacency rather than mixed as in forces being intermingled to create something new. The prosaic "mixed" is un-mixed. As Slavoj Žižek wrote, “Today’s liberal tolerance towards others, the respect of otherness and openness towards it, is counterpointed by an obsessive fear of harassment.” In this, the conventional mindset of separating out different noise, smells, socio-economies and cultural groups remained intact.
We invite you, along with our presenters, to unthink and rethink the term “mixed”, to question the unmixed within the celebrated “mixed”. To speculate and experiment with ways in which smells, sounds, and socio-cultural functions, and importantly persons, can exchange territorial grounds so that “mixed” may be founded in equity and dialogue rather than adjacencies in strata.
There will be pizza and beer!
Location: PFS Studio
1777 W 3rd Ave