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Princeton Student Colony
Monday, May 7, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM

FINAL EVENT: F.O.O.D. - Farewell, Our Orange Dome: A Choreographed Communal Meal in Three Parts

We have colonized and temporarily domesticated a strategic location on the Princeton University campus where we are making ourselves at home, creating an evolving lounge / laboratory / stage / platform / headquarters for the presentation and performance of fundamental human activities often ignored by the academic disciplines, such as cooking, composting, dancing, eating, exercising, gathering, gardening, meeting, moving, napping, performing, recycling, socializing, stretching, talking, walking, washing, etc. Students of archeology, art, architecture, dance, engineering, literature, physics, politics, and beyond are working in partnership with student clubs and communities to conceptualize, design, create, and build the settlement over the course of the academic term; with the possibility for each student to develop his or her individual project(s) responding to the larger whole. We began settling the New South lawn site on February 6th, 2012, in our 20' diameter all-weather geodesic tent headquarters on a 24' x 72' wood platform/stage where the Colony will gradually unfold and develop through the season, with public projects, installations, performances, meetings, and events.


Past Spring Events

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 4:30 PM

OPEN HOUSE & TALK by artist and designer

The Princeton Colony (here for one semester, and one semester only!) is hosting a fabulous Open House this Monday, between 4:50 and 7:00!


Monday, February 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM

TALK by Istanbul artist CAN ALTAY

PDFCan Altay is a Turkish artist based in Istanbul. His practice traverses the fields of architecture, art, design and social commentary. His work is known for its focus on improvised architectures in the city, unauthorized systems of organization and models of co-habitation. Often taking the form of research projects or mixed-media installations, his work explores and delineates individuals' relationship with their urban environments.

More info on Can at Arcade Fine Arts, Frieze Magazine, and The Walker Art Center


Monday, March 5, 2012 at 6 PM

TALK by CHIP LORD of Ant Farm

(co-hosted by the School of Architecture at Betts Auditorium)

Chip Lord PDFBorn in 1944, Lord graduated from Tulane University, New Orleans where he received his B.A. at The Tulane University School of Architecture in 1968. Lord entered college five years earlier, choosing New Orleans's Tulane because he wanted to leave Florida and major in architecture, the result of a boyhood passion for exploring houses under construction. Lord decided not to go the traditional route after graduation by joining an architecture firm for four years before being able to start his own firm. Doug Michels, who graduated Yale University in 1967, met Lord while on a college lecture tour during the previous year. Together, they founded the alternative architecture practice Ant Farm, which was later expanded to include Hudson Marquez and Curtis Schreier. Lord attributes his education in architecture as a strong foundation for digital art. The training in developing ideas, planning, placing them into action are all skills Lord places into his work, a way of organized thinking. Their inspiration drew upon specifically the events of the year 1968 and focused on the function of the generation and counter culture as a way to reinvent the society created by the generation before them.

More info on Chip on his webpage


Monday, March 12, 2012 at 6:30 PM

TALK by Los Angeles artist/activist ROBBY HERBST

Robby Herbst PDFRobby Herbst is an interdisciplinarian. Broadly he is interested in socio-political formations; behavioral architecture, languages of dissent and counter cultures. Exploration of these fields have lead him to visual art, writing, group work, independent media, public theory and event/exhibition organizing. Collective projects of note include the vast universe of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest (exhibitions, publishing, organizing), The October Surprise and a collaboration of no name exploring psychedelia. He is a recipient of a Warhol Foundation Writers Grant for a project examining the phenomena of "Possibility" within relational art and activism. He has contributed to Alan Kaprow: Art As Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, LA; the 2008 California Biennial; Democracy in America: The National Campaign, Creative Time 2008; Fine Print: Alternative Media, P.S.1, New York; and the Documenta 12 Magazine Project Archive, Kassel Germany. Additionally he's shown work with Southern Exposure (SF), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), The Art Gallery of Knoxville (TN), LACE (LA), David Patton Los Angeles and Machine Project (LA). He has organized exhibitions at The Craft and Folk Art Museum (LA), Park Projects (LA) and David Patton Los Angeles. He has lectured widely on art and politics. He currently teaches New Genres Art at the University of Southern California and Interdisciplinary Art in Goddard College's MFAI Program. - more info on his website


Monday, March 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM

TALK by Los Angeles artist LISA ANNE AUERBACH

PDFLisa Anne Auerbach is an L.A. based artist who engages politics and popular culture with her art practice actvities from knitting to cycling, and photographing to zine-making. Past projects include Saddlesore, American Homebody, Everyday Hiking, American Stuccolow, The Tract House, Unicycle Shop, and Resolution Revolution. More information can be found on her website.


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