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Art As Archiving: From Dump To Artifacts | SF

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Eric Quezada Center | 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

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Shaping San Francisco | City History Lectures

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma.

Shaping San Francisco
Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics | 518 Valencia St, SF

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Jenny Odell brings an update on her ongoing project, the Bureau of Suspended Objects, which seeks an archaeological approach to the present by researching and archiving everyday discarded (or about-to-be-discarded) objects.

First displayed at the dump, the objects are seen as true artifacts: crystallizations of a whole set of desires, economic contingencies, material availabilities, and abstract valuations that are more specific to their time than you could possibly realize now. As a result, all objects come to seem “limited edition,” and the present is understood as imminently historical.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA