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Diagrams of Power

Art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

Onomatopee 168

Exhibition from March 9 - May 5

Saturday April 27, 4 PM - Onomatopee
talks and book launch Diagrams of Power and reprint Atlas of Agendas by Bureau d'Etudes
featuring various guests including Patricio Dávila and Bureau d'Etudes

Sunday April 28, 4 PM - Popositions Brussels
talks and book launch Diagrams of Power and reprint Atlas of Agendas by Bureau d'Etudes featuring various guests including Patricio Dávila and Bureau d'Etudes


Diagrams of Power is an exhibition and publication that showcases critical artworks and projects that use data, diagrams, maps, and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities. Artists and designers featured in this exhibition critique conventionalized and established truths that obscure important histories or perpetuate oppressive regimes. They also contribute to positive social change by engaging communities and providing alternative strategies for storytelling, communication, and organizing.

Curated and edited by Patricio Dávila. Words and works by Joshua Akers, Burak Arikan, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Alexis Bhagat, Vincent Brown, Bureau d’Études, Teddy Cruz, Department of Unusual Certainties, Peter Hall, Alex Hill, W.E.B. DuBois, Patricio Dávila, Catherine D’Ignazio, Forensic Architecture, Fonna Forman, Terra Graziani, Iconoclasistas, Lucas LaRochelle, Eliana MacDonald, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Ogimaa Mikana, Margaret Pearce, Laura Poitras, Philippe Rekacewicz, Sheila Sampath, and Visualizing Impact. 

The works selected by curator Patricio Dávila, are fascinating and powerful due to their hybrid nature between visual arts, design, visualization and cartography where they assemble observation, open data, first person accounts, image and archive into visual and physical form. The exhibition is an ambitious survey of current and past work that incorporates mapping and visualization in service of community organizing, radical education, resistance, and advocacy. In social practice diagrams are often used as familiar and accessible ways to engage a broad public. They provide new ways of seeing information that connects local and global concerns. In this exhibition conventional ideas of maps as authoritative representations of a territory are also called into question. Historical and contemporary uses of data and visualization in colonialization, surveillance, and management are problematized by artists through critical interventions that use performance, embodiment, and counter-narratives.

Agenda

Publication

Onomatopee 168, Patricio Dávila, 2019

Diagrams of Power

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We draw diagrams to help us think, communicate and put forth what we think is important or what we want to be true. While some diagrams are seen as statements of fact, they can also further agendas by discounting other realities beneath a cloak of perceived objectivity. Diagrams of power work against representations that claim omniscience by speaking from a position, and making visible what and who gets represented and who does the representing. They also make us consider how we create and maintain relations between producers and receivers of particular forms of knowledge.

Diagrams of Power: Visualizing, Mapping, and Performing Resistance, brings together the work of designers, artists, cartographers, geographers, researchers and activists who create diagrams to tell inconvenient stories that upset and resist the status quo.

 

Edited by Patricio Dávila. Words and works by Joshua Akers, Burak Arikan, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Alexis Bhagat, Vincent Brown, Bureau d’Études, Teddy Cruz, Department of Unusual Certainties, Peter Hall, Alex Hill, W.E.B. DuBois, Patricio Dávila, Catherine D’Ignazio, Forensic Architecture, Fonna Forman, Terra Graziani, Iconoclasistas, Lucas LaRochelle, Eliana MacDonald, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Ogimaa Mikana, Margaret Pearce, Laura Poitras, Philippe Rekacewicz, Sheila Sampath, and Visualizing Impact. 

Type
softcover
Dimensions
170 x 240 mm /6.75” x 9.5” inches (portrait)
Pages
308
ISBN
978-94-93148-03-1
Editor
Patricio Davila (Ed.)
Graphic
Ali Qadeer, Patricia Pastén
Language
English
Release date
27/04/2019
Binding
Sewn Otabind
Paper
Munken Print White 100 grams (inside) and Munken Lynx 400 grams (cover)
Edition
1.500
Color
full color
Printer
Printon, Tallin (EST)
Font
Suisse Works, Atlas Grotesk, Garamond Premier Pro
Image specs
58 images black / white, 382 in Full color
Photography of the book
Blickfanger
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