The July 12 session of the “Micropolitics of Creation, Archives, and the Cities of the Future” seminar began with a reading and a brief explanation by Natasha Tiniacos of some of Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s concepts regarding the contemporary, since they have stimulated the editorial line of this platform. Quotations such as: “The contemporary is the untimely” (Nietzsche paraphrased by Barthes) came to light during the compendium of notions.
Later, the Backroom Caracas team introduced themselves, spoke about their work, and projected some of the design of their new website. Florencia Alvarado, art director, paused at certain details to emphasize their visual language ––all this with the aim of deepening and reflecting on the agencies and singularities of creation, with the theoretical support provided by Professor Camila Pulgar.
The conversation was enriched by the contributions of the students and of three of the selected listeners: Max Provenzano, Hilda Fe Medina, and Mónica Santander—artists and museologists—. The textures of the class are diverse and promising. Below are some pictures of the moment by Saúl Yuncoxar (In Instagram: @yuncoxar).