Summer Salon Series 2012: There Goes the Neighborhood

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Summer Salon Series 2012: There Goes the Neighborhood

1450 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
June 1st, 2012 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

san diego
Sun 12-5; Mon-Tue,Thu-Sat 10-5 / Summer Hours June 1 through Labor Day Sun 12-5; Mon-Tue,Fri-Sat 10-5; Thu 10-9
workshop, installation, sculpture
Free after Museum admission.


The first evening of Summer Salon Series 2012 is presented in conjunction with There Goes the Neighborhood.

5:00-6:30 p.m.  Wayfinding Seminar

5:00-8:00 p.m.  Giuseppe's Bar Open

6:00-8:00 p.m.  Giuseppe's Prix Fixe Dinner

6:45 p.m.            Relocating a University

7:30 p.m.            In and With-Part II: How does knowledge and

                             information flow? (A panel discussion) 


The Wayfinding Seminar:  Micki Davis and Mario Borja will lead a discussion and workshop on how to construct a wayfinding device, to be used in maritime traveling to the island of Guam. Borja is an engineer and craftsman who has just recently rebuilt a traditional Chamorro (native of Guam) canoe called a sakman. This canoe was banned during the colonial occupation of Guam, and Borja plans to sail his version back to the island of Guam in the near future, during which time he will use a  navigational device similar to the one being created in the workshop.  Davis has just recently finished a micro-documentary on the sakman project and Borja himself. She will be on hand to discuss this process as well.  

This event takes place in the sculpture court.

Relocating a University: Presentation of a sculpture by David White (interactive sculpture ongoing through the night; presentation in the rotunda at 6:45 - approximately 30 minutes) Relocating a University is a project that takes as its starting point the "relocation" of the campus of the University of California, San Diego, from La Jolla to Balboa Park.  In 2010 White produced a performance for the first Summer Salon Series season in which he traversed a portion of Balboa Park intersecting the neighborhoods of North Park, Golden Hill and the Balboa Park Golf Course.  This same stretch land is roughly equivalent in size to the main UCSD campus.  What would it mean if the founders of the campus, as was once considered,  had decided to locate the university in this setting adjacent to more urban neighborhoods? What would would it mean to have a world class university in such close proximity to so many of San Diego's cultural institutions?

This event will take place in the main rotunda.

In and With-Part II: How does knowledge and information flow?: This panel discussion will focus on how information and knowledge gets distributed in the public realm.  Quite often the ability to access resources, self advocate and connect with like minded individuals and groups is dependent on our ability to locate the most useful sources of information and knowledge.  Conversely, as advocates for particular causes and concerns, our ability to mobilize support for specific ideas is tied to our ability to navigate various channels of information and knowledge distribution.  This panel will look at how these issues manifest themselves locally.  Topics covered will be city infrastructure, food distribution, green spaces, and social and political advocacy.  Panelists include Todd Gloria, City Councilman for District 3 of San Diego; Xavier Leonard, Senior Fellow in Emerging Technology at the SDSU Visualization Center; Anchi Mei, Food Security and Community Health Program Manager for the International Rescue Committee; Brian Goldfarb, Digital Media Artist, Curator and Associate Professor for Communication at The University of California San Diego; and moderated by David White, Artist, Owner of Agitprop, and Co-Curator for the Summer Salon Series 2012 at The San Diego Museum of Art.

This event will take place in the Hibben Gallery (Gallery 18).