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ReCentering Periphery

Imagined and Built Landscapes of the Modern City

Re:centering Periphery is a project conceived by the ogino:knauss art collective and produced by Tesserae. It originated in 2006 from a live-media work commissioned by the Biennial del Arte de la Havana. Starting from Alamar, a new city built in the Seventies in Cuba, the group engaged in a drift investigating everyday life practices that inhabit, question and reinvent urban peripheries produced as a result of modernist ideology. The main outcome of the project is a film-series produced through a participative methodology. Developing site-specific artworks, the collective initiate a multidisciplinary cognitive process on the given locations. The ongoing exploration process is documented and published through the Recentering Periphery website. Until now the group has worked extensively in La Habana and Moscow, with the production of two films, set preparatory works and surveys in Kiev, Belgrade and Berlin; and opened up research files on such cities as Mexico City, Casablanca, Marseille, Tel Aviv, Detroit, Hong Kong and Napoli. Recent exhibitions have been in London at Calvert Foundation and in Quito during Habitat III.



Museo Comunitario Del Valle de Xico - Mexico

Tlatelolco - Mexico City

Museu da Maré - Rio de Janeiro

New Belgrade



Alamar, Cuba

Suto Orizari - Skopje