PLAND Potluck and Re-Use Tour

Skydive is pleased to open its new home at 2041 Norfolk Street to present Saturday Free School & Pot-luck with PLAND on Nov 13th. PLAND founders Erin Elder, Nina Elder, and Nancy Zastudil will also visit the University of Houston November 12-15, 2010 to collaborate with University of Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center IART Program “Art & Activism” students to create a tour of re-purposed architecture in the rich landscape of Houston; both are open for public participation. PLAND was a 2010 recipient of the Warhol Foundation Idea Fund Grant.

PLAND Building living structure. Image by PLAND

PLAND, Practice Liberating Art through Necessary Dislocation, is an off-the-grid residency program that supports the development of experimental and research-based projects in the context of the Taos mesa in New Mexico. PLAND finds its inspiration in a legacy of pioneers, entrepreneurs, homesteaders, artists, and other counterculturalists who – through both radical and mundane activities – reclaim and reframe a land-based notion of the American Dream. Part alternative school, part laboratory, part homestead, part art studio, PLAND is an active solution for merging art into life.

Schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Nov 13: Saturday Free School for the Arts & Potluck with PLAND

12:30-2:30pm @ 2041 Norfolk St

Bring your favorite fall dish to share, as well as plate, bowl, cup and utensils. Join PLAND for a shared meal and experimental dish-washing workshop focused on actively rethinking the power grid and living with limited resources.  Learn about PLAND’s unique approach to residency programming, sustainability, and alternative community building.

Please RSVP to [email protected]

Monday, November 15: Houston area re-use tour with UH Mitchell Center students

11-2pm meets at 2041 Norfolk Street

PLAND will collaborate with UH Mitchell Center IART Program “Art & Activism” students to create a tour of Houston “re-use” that includes repurposed buildings, reclaimed structures, re-imagined sites, recycled materials, and other forms of re-use. Students will act as tour guides as PLAND founders respond with a group discussion about environment and landscape, determined use value, capital/currency/exchange, social change, direct action, and rural vs urban agricultural practices.

Bring your own re-use location to share, with map in-hand, to add to the tour.