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#DEMILIT in San José, Ca
Where:  San Jose, CA - 451 South First Street (map it)
When:   Friday, September 17, 2010

#DEMILIT in San José, Ca. Sept. 16

Among many symptoms, San José is home to 10 government and 67 company locations on the Washington Post’s map of Top Secret America. We’ll study this creeping militarization through entry points such as drones, defense corporations, uses of force, gang profiling, and military bases. We’ll also take visitors on an outdoor exploration of downtown SJ with a focus on the security landscape.

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Guests:
• Charlotte Casey, San Jose Peace & Justice Center and San José Code Pink
• Katherine Chandler, UC Berkeley, Rhetoric Department
• Raj Jayadev, Silicon Valley Debug

Presented by the Demilit team in conjunction with 01SJ Biennial and (OP)Space, CCA Architecture
URBANlab.

WORKS GALLERY
451 South First Street
San José, Ca.
95113-2816
THURS SEPT 16
Seehttp: //b it .ly /de mi lit
for more info. More Details below….

Full Abstract
The crisis of the contemporary spatial condition is produced in part by the hyper-expansion of militarization into all areas of life. Demilit, short for Decoding Military Landscapes, is an open pedagogical project aiming to know how the military and militarization affects society and space. We at Demilit (DM) take stock of the military presence in both routine and unexpected ways by using research, sound recordings, images and more. Among other symptoms, San José is home to 10 government and 67 company locations on the Washington Post’s map of Top Secret America. We’ll unpack this military presence through topics such as drones, defense corporations, uses of force, gang profiling, military bases, and much more. We will also take visitors on an outdoor exploration in downtown SJ focusing on the security landscape. To find out more visit http://bit.ly/demilit
or follow @demilit on Twitter.

With:
Charlotte Casey, San Jose Peace & Justice Center and San Jose Code Pink
“The CIA’s Travel Agent in Downtown San Jose: Jeppesen’s Involvement in the Torture Flights”
http://www.sanjosepeace.org/

Katherine Chandler, UC Berkeley, Rhetoric Department
Visual artist. On drones, methods of recording, and creative non-violence
http://laclau.templeofmessages.com/?p=62

Raj Jayadev, Silicon Valley De-bug
...On “gang enhancement” criminal charges, uses of force, and SJPD arresting practices
http://www.siliconvalleydebug.org/

And the Demilit team (Bryan Finoki, Nick Sowers, Javier Arbona)


Schedule (subject to modifications):
10:30am Bagels & chat

11am An intro by Javier Arbona and Bryan Finoki: Landscapes, Archives, and Crypto-geography

12:00pm Raj Jayadev | Charlotte Casey
(visitors: feel free to bring a lunch!)

1:30pm “Base edges: practices of listening, seeing and action” with Katherine Chandler & Nick Sowers

3-5pm A guided walk and recording expedition in the vicinity of downtown.

http://bit.ly/demilit and updates via Twitter @demilit

Tags for this entry:
san jose, demlit, militarization
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