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Post-Capitalist Architecture TV
June 29th, 2023

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Audain Gallery (Lobby)
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Please join us for the Vancouver launch of Supplement 7: Uncle Doug’s Fishing Shack, featuring contributions by Joar Nango, David Thomas, Ryan Gorrie, Timothy O’Rourke, Courtney R. Thompson, and Jenifer Papararo.

To celebrate this release, Fillip is pleased to present a selection of screenings from Joar Nango and Ken Are Bongo’s series Post-Capitalist Architecture TV. The episodes will screen in the lobby area of the Audain Gallery at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, and visitors are invited to drop in to browse the publication and view the films at any time during the evening. For a programme of the episodes and their approximate start times, please see below.

Presented in partnership with SFU Galleries.

In Post-Capitalist Architecture TV, artist and architect Joar Nango and filmmaker Ken Are Bongo explore everything from vernacular building techniques to political power structures that form the basis of the built environment in the North. The project is an ongoing study of architecture that operates outside capital and imagines fall of capitalism. On their journey, Nango and Bongo meet and interview an eclectic group of guests, including academic researchers, craftsmen, lawyers, artists, herders, and activists. Over campfire coffees in their makeshift studio van, both in person and through online conversations projected on a halibut-stomach screen, they discuss the history of the gumpi, the possibility and implausibility of decolonization, land rights, reindeer herding, the meaning of indigenuity, and much more.

Screening Programme:

Part 1: On materiality and resource economy
6:00 p.m.

The first episode of Post-Capitalist Architecture TV looks at the northern philosophy of self-sufficiency and what Nango calls indigenuity: an approach of resource economy and sustainability, working with on-site solutions, as part of Indigenous and Sámi improvisational competences. Nango speaks with curator Candice Hopkins (Carcross/Tagish First Nation), art-historian Elin Haugdal (The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø), and artist Elin Már Øyen Vister about material philosophy in Indigenous and local contexts and spatial productions.

Part 3: On decolonization and architecture
6:35 p.m.

Questions raised in this episode include: What are Indigenous people? What is architecture? What is decolonization? Together with art historian Mathias Danbolt of the University of Copenhagen and architect Chris Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and professor at the University of Wisconsin, Nango looks at the representation and visualization of Sámi culture, architecture, and life.
Part 4: On landscape and green-washed capitalism
7:15 p.m.

The audience is introduced into a discussion on Indigenous land rights and the ongoing destruction of reindeer grazing land in the name of so-called green development. We meet herders, philosophers, a law professor, landscape architects, and artists, including Roman Jakovlev, Slincraze, Jon Iver Eira Tellefsen, Ole Henrik Kappfjell, Kjell Derås, Øyvind Ravdna, Kjerstin Uhre, Maja Kristine Jåma, Risten Turi og Reiulf Aleksandersen, Christian Mong, Charlotte Bendiks and Dag O Hessen. The episode was produced as a commissioned work for Tromsø international Film festival.

Part 6: On the ravines
8:20 p.m.

This episode centres on the ravines of Toronto/Tkaronto, a large natural topography that connects the downtown core with the wild greenery north of the city. The ravines are an important part of Toronto‘s identity as a colonial city. Throughout the episode, Nango and Bongo are introduced to important discussions that address property rights, homelessness, and architecture’s colonial heritage on Turtle Island. We meet local and international architects, scholars, activists, writers, and artists, including Adrian Blackwell, Bonnie Devine, Ange Loft, Thomas Holland Eriksen, Lorraine Lam, Thomas Juell Christensen, and Amish Morell. Artistic contributions from Kuzy Curley, Dayna Danger, Fortunato Durutti Marinetti, Ándaris Rimpi, and Archer Pechawis. This episode was co-presented and co-commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art, Evergreen Brick Works, and the Art Gallery of York University.

Event History
  1. Offprint London 2024
  2. Seattle Art Book Fair 2024
  3. Ghent Art Book Fair 2024
  4. New York Art Book Fair 2024
  5. Multiple Formats Art Book Fair & Symposium 2024
  6. Reading Group: A Pragmatic Response to Real Circumstances with Anne Focke and Rhiannon Vogl
  7. Means of Production: Indigenous Patterns, Forms, and Letters with Kathleen and Christopher Sleboda
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  2. Offprint Paris Art Book Fair 2023
  3. Volume 6 Montréal Art Book Fair
  4. LA Art Book Fair 2023
  5. San Francisco Art Book Fair 2023
  6. Post-Capitalist Architecture TV
  7. Otis MFA Graphic Design Art Book Fair
  8. Acid-Free LA Art Book Market
  9. Joar Nango & David Thomas in Dialogue: Supplement 7 at the Venice Biennale of Architecture
  10. Offprint London Art Book Fair 2023
  11. Seattle Art Book Fair
  12. Multiple Formats: Contemporary Art Book Symposium & Fair
  13. Print Pomona Art Book Fair
  14. Reading Group: Can one move along a number line? With Brynn McNab
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  2. Tokyo Art Book Fair
  3. ACID-FREE Video Catalogue
  4. Two Hot Horses at the New York Art Book Fair
  5. Andrea Fraser and Helmut Draxler: In Dialogue
  6. Performance by Guillermo Galindo and Raven Chacon
  7. Volume Montréal
  8. Anthrozoology: Cats & Dogs
  9. Prairie Art Book Fair
  10. LIT LIT (The Little Literary Fair)
  11. San Francisco Art Book Fair
  12. Otis MFA Graphic Design Arts Book Fair
  13. The Unarius Academy of Science
  14. The Age of Unarius
  15. In Dialogue: Andrea Fraser and Pope.L
  16. Launch — S T R A Y . W O R L D
  17. E.S.P. — Parallel Transmissions
  18. Now Available: Services Working Group
  1. Now Available: Institutions by Artists: Volume Two
  2. Conversation — On Gaslight
  3. Vancouver Art Book Fair
  4. E.S.P. — Anthrozoology
  5. Means of Production: The Employee with Joshua Schwebel
  6. Makeready: What Makes a Book a Book?
  7. Shannon Ebner: Stray World
  8. Project Series: Ian Wilson
  9. The Services Working Group
  1. Moyra Davey: Two Hot Horses
  2. Kathleen Ritter: Gaslight
  3. Penny Slinger: Exorcisms
  4. E.S.P.: New Mineral Collective
  5. Means of Production: Sound, Silence, and Process with Guillermo Galindo & Raven Chacon
  6. Online Screening: Postmodern Times
  7. Means of Production: Community and the Work of Unworking with Am Johal
  1. Means of Production: (In)consequential Thinking with Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross
  2. E.S.P.: BeDevil
  3. Launch: Supplement 5: Mr. Peanut Summit
  4. E.S.P.: Ecologies
  5. Reading Group: Rebecca La Marre in Conversation with Tiziana La Melia
  6. Reading Group: The Culture Game with Patrick Cruz
  7. David Reinfurt: A *New* Program for Graphic Design
  8. E.S.P.: Visible Language Workshop
  9. Means of Production: Value Systems with Sarah Williams
  10. Stagelessness with Grupa o.k.
  11. E.S.P.: Visual Fields
  1. Means of Production: On the Difficult with Jaclyn Bruneau
  2. Means of Production: Living as an Artist with Eli Bornowsky
  3. Means of Production: W.A.G.E. with Andrea Fraser
  4. Kandis WIlliams: Reproduction is Not a Metaphor
  5. Andrea Fraser: Museums, Money and Politics
  6. Means of Production: How to Make a Book with Steidl
  7. Means of Production: Photography as Tool with Winfried Heininger
  8. Listening Group: VWAM
  9. Means of Production: Research with Mercedes Eng
  10. Means of Production: Criticism with Steffanie Ling
  11. Reading Group: A History of Resistance with Grace Ndiritu
  12. Means of Production: Printing with Brick Press
  13. Reading Group: On Kathy Acker
  14. Chris Kraus on Kathy Acker
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  2. Reading Group: Antonia Pinter
  3. Listening Group: The Red Krayola
  4. Supplement Launch: Berlin
  5. V-Girls: The Question of Manet's Olympia
  6. Hotel Theory Reader: Vancouver Launch
  1. Reading Group: Zanna Gilbert
  2. Mr. Peanut Summit
  3. Reading Group: Grant Arnold
  4. Reading Group: Martine Syms
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  4. Screening: The Hart of London
  5. Triple Canopy
  1. Slide Shows at X Marks the Bökship
  2. Institutions by Arists Launch at Et al.
  3. Intangible Economies at Artists Space
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  2. Institutions by Artists: Print Centre
  3. Intangible Economies at Art Berlin Contemporary
  4. Sumi Ink Club
  5. Grouper: Sleep
  6. Robert Ashley Speaking Thru Will Holder
  7. Fillip 16: Berlin Launch
  8. Fillip 16: Toronto Launch
  9. Pa/per View Art Book Fair
  10. It's a Book, It's a Stage, It's a Public Place
  11. Destroy All Monsters Screening
  12. Fillip at ARCO Experts Forum
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  2. Quiz Night
  3. David Horvitz: Room 129
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  5. Of Times Recent and Distant
  6. Secondary Information: The Persistence and Absence of Criticism
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  4. Unter dem Motto
  5. International Chilliwack Biennial
  6. Motto Storefront: Ooga Booga
  7. Motto Storefront: Working Format
  8. Motto Storefront: Metahaven
  9. Motto Storefront: Oscar Tuazon
  10. Motto Storefront: Andjeas Ejiksson
  11. Motto Storefront: Avalanche Launch and Screening
  12. Motto Storefront: Rob Giampietro
  13. Motto Storefront: Stuart Bailey
  14. Motto Storefront
  15. John C. Welchman on Paul McCarthy’s Pirate Project
  16. David Horvitz Artist Talk
  17. Ryan Trecartin: Screening and Artist Talk
  18. Mark Manders: Window with Fake Newspapers and Traducing Ruddle
  19. Getting Something Into One's Head
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  2. Antonia Hirsch at Space, London
  3. Silvia Kolbowski at Whitechapel Gallery
  4. Fillip Library and Reading Room Launch
  5. Fillip Summer Sale
  6. Corinn Gerber of Passenger Books
  7. Stockholm and Berlin Launches
  8. David Horvitz of ASDF
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  10. Issue Nine Vancouver Launch
  11. Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism
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  3. Nick Thurston of Information as Material
  4. Rotterdam Dialogues: The Critics
  5. Fillip Review Panel: October 2008
  6. Stuart Bailey of Dexter Sinister
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  8. Paul Chan Screening
  9. Issue Seven Vancouver Launch & Talk
  10. 22nd KIOSK Exhibition in Rennes
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  3. LA Launch and Talk
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