Curating and setting up symposia/conferences are a political act - many
of the decisions made regarding such occasions and venue-tagging, are a
declaration of the curator's, organizer's intentions, a message. A way
of saying something, sculpting something using context as a plaette and
of course exploiting circumstance - and usually a clear statement
(amongst acknowledging peers) defining position and status. Territorial
shifting, tagging in a cultural way...