MOMA’s current exhibition: Toyo Ito and SANAA and Beyond offers a look at architect Toyo Ito’s international network of students, collaborators, and influences.
What if we introduced ourselves to each other by mapping, on a huge piece of paper (8’x8′?) taped to a wall, the people who have influenced (collaborated with) our individual understandings and perspectives on questions of climate change, the Anthropocene, and possible social, ethical, aesthetic responses?
We each could use a different colored sharpie … and draw (surprising? previously unknown to us?) connections from our own “constellations” to those of other Confab residents … as we discover them in the mapping process.
The resulting diagram could serve as a reference resource to artists, scientists, activists whose work we might be unaware of; and as a visualization of potential areas of collaborations, exchanges, and shared intellectual histories among us.
Not to mention conspiracies: