Organized by Prem Krishnamurthy
January 17, 6:30–8:30pm
with David Giles
On the Inconvenience of Other People by Lauren Berlant
Imaginary Magnitude by Stanisław Lem
Please come with a sentence or short section from each text to read aloud and discuss.
Groundwork Reading Group’s second gathering takes place on January 17, 2024. We will be reading On the Inconvenience of Other People by Lauren Berlant and Imaginary Magnitude by Stanisław Lem, both chosen at the reading group’s first session.
Organized by David Giles and Prem Krishnamurthy as part of Department of Transformation's residency at Canal Projects, the program invites participants to propose complex or challenging texts that merit collective engagement. The reading group asks: Can we redefine our futures through the redefinition of our forms? How might reading together itself be a transformative act?
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David Giles has worked at the intersection of urban policy, community development, and design for the last 15 years, first as the research director at the Center for an Urban Future and more recently as chief strategy officer at Brooklyn Public Library. He is interested in tactical urban design, public library innovation, community-driven planning, and convivial pedagogies. At BPL, David helped to design and launch the BKLYN Incubator, an innovation fund and support system for library-community partnerships. He has spoken widely on the changing role of libraries in the 21st century information economy. David lives and works in New York City and the Catskills.