For Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) Agitprop will facilitate an incubator project called Connect San Diego (CSD). CSD is spearheaded by Kirk Hinkleman whose aim is to design a program that assists people with developmental disabilities in establishing independent living practices through the mapping of localized “assets”. This program typically begins with what is called a “Person Centered Plan” that diagrams the goals of an individual so as to specify relevant assets to be mapped. “Assets” can range from technological devices, to the available knowledge of fellow community members, to the physical designs of the built environment, and so on.
In the incubator space occupying the UAG Agitprop will implement a strategy of “asset mapping” to extract knowledge resources at the UC San Diego campus as a method of assisting Hinkleman in developing CSD. This will result in a series of meetings with researchers from UCSD in the gallery space whose work may inform Hinkleman’s development of CSD as it emerges as a practice.
In parallel, CSD will apply strategies of asset mapping typically used in assisting people with developmental disabilities to Agitprop. This allows Agitprop to act as case study for CSD while simultaneously establishing a plan of action for Agitprop as a project to evolve over time. These meetings will take place in the incubator space at the UAG as well. All meetings will result in a series of workshopped diagrams that record the planning process and those involved.
Visitors with relevant knowledge to share with either of these projects are also encouraged to attend these meetings.
Dates and times of meetings:
Some images of the installation:
photos courtesy of Joy Boe]]>