Fred Dewey is a writer, teacher, editor/publisher, curator, and co-founder of the Neighborhood Councils Movement in Los Angeles. He directed Beyond Baroque Literary / Arts Center in Los Angeles from 1995-2010 and has edited, published, and designed twenty books and anthologies, featuring work by Ammiel Alcalay, Simone Forti, Jean-Luc Godard
, Daniel Berrigan, Abdellatif Laabi, Jack Hirschman, Christoph Draeger, Ed Ruscha
, Diane di Prima, and more. His writing has appeared in the anthologies Architecture of Fear
(Princeton Architecture), Most Art Sucks
(Smart Art), Cork Caucus
, and in magazines and newspapers such as the Neighborhood Councils Movement Newsletter
, the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest
, New Statesman
, LA Weekly
, LA Times
, Venice Beachhead
, LA Forum for Architecture & Urban Design
, and Coagula
. Dewey has performed with the dancers and artists Simone Forti and Jeremiah Day at London's ICA, New York's Ludlow 38, and Berlin's Errant Bodies
. He teaches in Berlin and in the graduate fine art program at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Rethinking public space.