The work of Oberlin professor Julia Christensen is featured in an article by Claire Barliant in the latest issue of Afterall:
Over the past several months, I have been following the work of three North American artists – Mary Ellen Carroll, Julia Christensen and Damon Rich – who are making work positioned somewhere between art, archi-tecture and advocacy. While their practices are only tangentially related, they all share an interest in the forces driving property values and in broadening the definition of the public, in the sense of creating an arena that is democratic, transparent in its operations and encouraging of open debate.
Providing both review of Christensen’s recent work that resulted in Big Box Reuse, and investigation into her ongoing project following the resale and movement of used factory equipment, the article surveys artists’ investigations into phenomena related to economic crisis, and their implications as strategic responses. Find it in full here.