Nine values guide our organization. These values hold us accountable to our history, clarify our intentions, and guide our continued formation.

One of these values is resistance, which we perform by recognizing that we can neither disavow nor fully disengage from existing social and cultural systems. Learn more about this value and how and why we foreground questions of power, ethics, and institutionality by browsing the projects below. The accompanying graphics indicate the values performed and their intensity (rated on a scale of 0 to 6).

Begins Dec 27, 2004

A conversation with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and others about geopolitics, mourning, and the work of philosopher Jacques Derrida

Begins Apr 06, 2006

A series of programs revisiting the legacy of the Situationist International and the film-theoretical cinema of Guy Debord

Begins Nov 15, 2007

A philosophical exchange about the politics of resistance with Alain Badiou and Simon Critchley

Begins Feb 20, 2012

A series of programs with Eric Baudelaire about the relationship of activist cinema to revolution

Begins Mar 13, 2004

An investigation by architects Rafi Segal and Eyal Weizman on the politics of Israeli architecture

Begins Dec 07, 2007

An eclectic & entertaining series of presentations about that most philosophical of vices

Begins Sep 14, 2008

Highlighting America's rich history of architectural experimentation and the original ways architects today are working collaboratively to invigorate community activism and environmental policy

Begins Oct 01, 2010

A curatorial intervention exploring 21st century prospects for international peace through a series of symposia, exhibitions, lectures, and films

Begins Sep 16, 2010

A conversation with Harun Farocki and others on the re-appropriation of images and the representation of war and weaponry

Begins Jan 23, 2011

A space for inter-cultural conversation and research about art and advocacy, exploring a variety of trends, shared differences, and common concerns

Begins Mar 06, 2011

A research initiative and archive about the lives and experiences of 1001 Chinese participants who traveled to Kassel, Germany for Ai Weiwei's project "Fairytale" (2007)

Begins Jul 07, 2011

An exhibition and conversation with Sergio Fajardo and others about the relationship between public policy, social justice, and civic imagination