Amy Balkin

Graduate Studies Lecture Series
February 8, 2007 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco campusInfo: 415.551.9251

Amy Balkin combines cross-disciplinary research and social critique with a search for unrealized possibilities outside conventional systems.

Her ongoing project This Is the Public Domain is an effort to create a permanent international commons from 2.5 acres of land purchased near Tehachapi, California. As part of the Wattis Institute's exhibition Radical Software, Balkin will present a public conversation between artists and legal experts exploring the search for a real-world framework for common ownership—with the aim of proposing a solution that the artist will then implement.

Balkin's recent projects include Invisible-5, a collaborative environmental justice audio tour of the I-5 corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and Public Smog.

Cosponsored by the Wattis Institute.