As a matter of course, the underground tunnels turned out less useful than people’s preconceptions of them. — excerpt, Củ Chi Tunnels Restoration Report
About the book:
In 1981 a Polish-Vietnamese heritage conservation mission gave an impulse to transforming the partisan tunnels of Củ Chi into a symbol. The apparently technical task of securing fragments of this obscure construction, in fact constituted part of the process of adapting the history of the Vietnam War to the preferences of a modern audience—one of the most important historical policy projects of that...
By what means do we look at the world with a conscious and curious mind in the 21st Century? How do we define, and archive, the physical and psychological local characteristics of our community? Is it with a comparative awareness of its layered complexity in time, space and memory?
‘Conscious Realities – Reader 1’ is out now, nationwide!
This bilingual publication opens a doorway to these questions, targeting Vietnamese readers, featuring new translation of philosophical, scholarly and artistic texts by some of today’s most esteemed thinkers and makers who inform...
Donated by Ruangrupa
Intro: Encounter – a part of Conscious Realities – is going to welcome architect/ urban planner Marco Kusumawijaya from Indonesia to lecture about the sustainability of community life, when artists and cultural workers apply their creativity to improve the community. This 10-year anniversary publication of Ruangrupa named ‘Expanding the space and public’ is a good example following Marco’s arguments. Ruangrupa is the collective of artists, writers, scientists, film-makers, curators, etc… in Jakarta (Indonesia) who discusses the impacts and the tendencies in urbanizing environments....