Satellite Geography: as long as it is aiming at the sky

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835 N Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Artists and UFI Fellows Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi make up the collaborative team Pages, as which they aim to create possibilities for reflecting on politically and socially contingent conditions of cultural practice in order to generate a space of criticality. In a public presentation about their video project–in–development, Satellite Geography: as long as it is aiming at the sky, Tabatabai and Afrassiabi discussed their survey of Los Angeles-based Iranian satellite television stations, addressing in particular aspects of the stations’ tele-visual mediation and production of geographical and communal identity and politics.

The MAK Urban Future Initiative (UFI) ran from 2008-10 at the Fitzpatrick-Leland House and was dedicated to creating meaningful cross-cultural exchange about the challenges confronting cities worldwide.