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Rethinking artist-run initiatives and place

According to Aristotle, “Place is prior to all things.”

“In the past three centuries in the West – the period of “modernity” – place has come to be not only neglected but actively suppressed. Owing to the triumph of the natural and social sciences in this same period, any serious talk of place has been regarded as regressive or trivial. A discourse has emerged whose exclusive cosmological foci are Time and Space…For an entire epoch, place has been regarded as an impoverished second cousin of Time and Space, those two colossal cosmic partners that tower over modernity.”

Edward Casey, Getting Back into Place: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place World.