Journal of Aesthetics & protest

Conversations and Theory in
practice. go post-money!!!

issue 7


Scott Berzofsky
Scott Berzofsky is an artist who lives and works in Baltimore. He is a member of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC)and a co-founder of Participation Park.

Erika Biddle & Stevphen Shukaitis
Stevphen and Erika are members of the Autonomedia Editorial Collective.

Kayle Brandon
Kayle Brandon loves nature and is an artist researcher interested
in public, spatial and social relations, domestic infrastructure,
country crafts, ecology, outward bound adventure and physics.
She predominantly works in collaborative and collective senarios.

Salem Collo-Julin
Salem Collo-Julin is a writer/artist/performer from Chicago who wants you to surf to,,, &

Jim Costanzo
Jim Costanzo is a Brooklyn based artist and educator whose involvement with social justice began in the late 1980s with the Alliance for Cultural Democracy and REPOhistory. His artwork has been exhibited internationally including the 2006 Whitney Biennial, Mediamatic in Amsterdam and Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.

Javier Perez
Javier Perez is the founder of Esosecha, an organic farm on the periphery of Madrid Spain. Esosecha is a member of Coop 57, a mega cooperative.

Amy Franceschini
Amy Franceschini is a San Francisco based artist and founder of Futurefarmers and co-founder of Free Soil.

Benj Gerdes
Benj Gerdes is an artist and activist working in film, video, and a number of other public formats.  He frequently works in collaboration with other artists, activists, and theorists, including as a member of 16 Beaver Group.  He is interested in intersections of political discourse, knowledge production, and popular imagination-he currently teaches at Binghamton (State University of New York) and Cooper Union.

Dara Greenwald
Dara Greenwald is a media artist. Her work can be seen at

Gavin Grindon
Gavin Grindon is currently a researcher and lecturer in visual culture at Kingston and Goldsmiths Universities in London, where he is writing a book about the history of the idea of revolution-as-festival from the avant-garde to contemporary social movements. He has been involved in a number of art/activist projects, most recently the Great Rebel Raft Regatta at the 2008 Climate Camp. He is a member of the Creative Resistance Research Network.

Elana Mann
Elana Mann is an artist living in Los Angeles, CA, who creates artwork through systems of exchange and conversation, revealing struggles in interpersonal dialog and political control. Her recent projects include Exchange Rate: 2008 ( and Performing Economies, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Rodrigo Nunes
Rodrigo Nunes, philosopher, has lived for the last decade between Brazil and the UK, where he finished a PhD on 'Immanence and philosophy in Foucault and Deleuze' at Goldsmiths College, University of London. In this period, he has been involved (as organiser and popular educator) in various projects and initiatives such as the organisation of the first editions of the World Social Forum, the Justice for Cleaners campaign, and the Frassanito network. He is a member of the editorial collective of Turbulence - Ideas for movement.

Michael Parker
At 17, Michael Paerker moved to California from New York, and like many before him, he's stayed, even after the illusion of the frontier was broken. He traveled for half a decade between his BA and MFA, on constant 24, 48 and 72 hour shifts throughout Los Angeles County. He is thinking about traveling abroad after deliberations tis month in Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

Jennifer Renteria
Jennifer Renteria is a Masters of Landscape Architecture graduate student at the University of Southern California. Her research interests include alternative economies, adaptive reuse, and historic preservation.

Kate Rich
Kate Rich runs a grocery distribution operation, trading at the boundary
lines of art and business. She is currently moving deeper into the
infrastructure of cultural economy, developing protocols to define and
manage amenities of hospitality, catering, sports and survival in the
cultural realm.

Mark Vallianatos
Mark Vallianatos is Policy Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College, where he has worked on projects to improve access to healthy food in schools and low-income neighborhoods. Mark is also an adjunct professor at Occidental and co-author of The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City.

Tobias C. Van Veen
is a renegade theorist & practitioner of the technology
arts, with an edited volume tentatively titled  _Afrofuturism: Interstellar
Transmissions from Remix Culture_ forthcoming from Wayne State UP, 2010. A
techno-turntablist and instigator of sonic interventions & occupations since
1993, tobias is also doctoral candidate in Philosophy & Commie Studies at
McGill University.

Asiya Wadud
Born in Washington, DC, Asiya Wadud is interested in the various implications of a project such as Forage Oakland, and hopes that, along with other neighborhood interventions, it can serve as a model for a more playful way of meeting one's neighbors and sharing our unused resources. She is interested in exploring gift and barter economies as they relate to the communal exchange of fruit, and is also interested in alternative geographies, i.e. mapping the location of fruit trees in urban communities.

Hynden Walch
Hynden Walch has always been an actress. She is certain that when she dies, she will really miss cooking and eating. She also likes coming up with new ideas.

Sue Bell Yank
Sue Bell Yank writes, organizes, and educates about social practice in the arts.