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Diagrams of Power

Forensic Architecture, The Ayotzinapa Case: A Cartography of Violence (still). Video, 18 min. 24 sec., 2017

OCAD University

Joshua Akers - Dearborn, USA
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project - Santa Cruz, USA
Josh Begley - Brooklyn, USA
Joseph Beuys
Vincent Brown - Cambridge, USA
Bureau d’études - Saint Menoux, France
Department of Unusual Certainties - Toronto, Canada
W.E.B. Du Bois
Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman - San Diego, USA
Forensic Architecture - London, UK
Iconoclasistas - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Julie Mehretu - New York, USA
Lize Mogel - New York, USA
Ogimaa Mikana - Toronto, Canada
Margaret Pearce - Rockland, USA
Laura Poitras - New York, USA
Philippe Rekacewicz - Helsinki, Finland
Visualizing Impact - Beirut, Lebanon, Toronto, Canada

Curated by Patricio Dávila, Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

Maps, graphs, and visualizations: we draw diagrams to help us think, communicate and put forth what we think is important or what we want to be true. While diagrams are often seen as statements of fact, they can further agendas by discounting other realities beneath a cloak of perceived objectivity. Diagrams of power work against representations that claim omniscience by speaking from a position, and making visible what and who gets represented and who does the representing.

This exhibition showcases designers, artists, cartographers, geographers, researchers and activists who create diagrams of power to tell inconvenient stories that upset and resist the status quo.

The eighteen prominent artists, designers, researchers, cartographers, activists and collectives in Diagrams of Power use data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

Onsite Gallery (www.ocadu.ca/onsite) is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD University, and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. 

Installation

Legend

STYLL We All Have Stories The things they carried Major Institutions Independent Projects Experiential Activations Event Centre

Onsite Gallery

199 Richmond Street West (Ground Floor)

Suitable for all ages

This project is indoors.