IMAG-E-NATION the political & philosophical arts initiative blog

(re)imagining the political and philosophical in the 21st century

The Political & Philosophical Arts Initiative is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political and philosophical ideas and actions through the various, diverse media of technology and the arts. Participants in PAI seek to explore the ways in which poetry, literature, music, photography, performance and other creative arts interleave with the political and philosophical life, either as vehicles for criticism, elaboration, theorization, intervention or activism.
The Imag-e-nation blog is a forum for interested parties to share stories, images or other contributions. Contributors range from students and faculty to artists and musicians to professional and casual commentators. Pieces can be short opinions, re-postings of appropriate materials, or original compositions. In addition, the PAI at LUC will make a selection of relevant or provocative news items each week for (re)publication here.


What a colourful world...

To wish you a bright start to June, PAI brings you a collage of colours from different disciplines in various media around the world.  Click on each image for visual feasts to unfold!

From Mons, France:

"RGB Trattoria" by design duo Carnovsky 
for a trip(pi)ly luminous dining experience.

From Milan, Italy:

House of Memory, a civil rights centre designed by
architects collective Baukuh, features a bright yellow staircase
connecting visitors with cultural archives.

From New York, USA:

Yayoi Kusama's interactive installation The Obliteration Room
+ paintings from My Eternal Soul = a delightful Give Me Love.

From Sichuan, China: 

Hues of Buddhism through the lens of photographer Colin Miller.

And from the world wide web:

Colour-happy DIY from webmaster Grant Thompson's "The King of Random".

Nearly half-way through 2015, let's continue to stay on-theme: *PLAY*!



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