Posts tagged ‘PIPS’
Greg Cook has a ProvFlux preview (including Green Zone!) in this week’s Providence Phoenix.
Take his advice: “Everything is free and open to anyone who would like to participate. But as of press time earlier this week, the lineup of participants, times, and even locations was still in flux. If that’s your cup of tea, ProvFlux can be liberating. ‘We’re allowing for any sort of spontaneous event to happen and embracing such things. We like the plan B,’ an organizer, Meredith Younger, tells me. But it’s also the kind of elusive freewheeling event that you can spend a lot of time looking for, schedule in hand (see: provfluxv.wordpress.com), and still miss altogether.”
Keep an eye on the schedule for updates, or just keep your eyes open for flying water balloons, roving psychogeographers, granny-cart drag races, and the like. INCOMING!
ProvFlux V is starting up on Thursday, and Green Zone is part of the program.
From their website: “Part carnival and part conference, ProvFlux brings together artists, theorists, urban adventurers and the general public to share their visions of what the city can be, and to take action to make it a reality.” The 2008 ProvFlux marks the fifth yearly event created by PIPS (Providence Initiative for Psychogeographic Studies). I’ve participated a couple of times, most recently as part of the Seven Hills Errant Pioneers Association (SHErPA).
ProvFlux is an amazing opportunity to meet creative people inventing new ways of experiencing places…Providence and beyond. Some of the past participants include Fritz Haeg (a.k.a. Edible Estates), the Institute for Infinitely Small Things, and Anna Shapiro. I loved it when the ProvFluxers staged a viral invasion of the Congress for New Urbanism happy hour in 2006. Side by each, everyone was drawing maps on tabletops, and only half were in on the joke.
Though there are no New Urbanists to rumble with this year, the schedule looks good. There will be parties, lectures, a clothing-optional bike ride, a yoga-in, a kickball bout, and an invasion of Block Island. Firehouse 13 will be one of the ProvFlux headquarters, so stop by to visit Green Zone anytime or join me there for talks and presentations on Saturday, Aug. 6, starting at 3pm. Viva el flux!