Selected talks & panels
 

2019
FIELDING ARCHITECTURE: FEMINIST PRACTICE FOR A DECOLONISED PEDAGOGY
Symposium, Panel

This paper aims to rethink where, by whom and how thinking happens institutionally through and within publications. It discusses publishing as a frame for a reconciliation of institutional discrimination still present in academic environments, norms and canons, and is confronting the still advancing economisation and privatisation of knowledges. It postulates a scholarly knowledge production, circulation and reception that adheres to more (self-)critical, open and inclusive ethics and value systems and allows to continuously re-assess and re-negotiate the terms academia’s exclusivity is based on.

 

EXPERIMENTAL PUBLISHING – CRITIQUE, INTERVENTION, AND SPECULATION 
Symposium Talk
Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University (UK)

E
xploring contemporary approaches to experimental publishing as an ongoing critique, an affirmative and speculative practice.
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CRITICAL FORMS FOR A COLLECTIVE PEDAGOGY
Talk

Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (CZ)
Publishing as pedagogical frame and critical instrument.

 

DILEMMA! DILEMMA!
Conference, Panel
Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB) MA Design

The politics of storytelling. On the constructedness and intransparency of visual narratives.

 

2018

VISITING EDITOR
Lectures
VI PER gallery Prague and PRAHA Forum for Architecture and Media Brno (CZ), curated by Maria Topolcanska

Against the background of a theory of performative materiality and the understanding of publishing as a procedural device framing spaces of multi-vocal exchange, sense-making and differential co-production, a new responsibility for critical publishers can be deducted: An administrative task that is not understood as a way of managing and controlling in accordance to prevailing (e.g. market or disciplinary) logics, but instead embraces notions of care, support, enabling, and maneuvering. This in order to challenge the conventions, premises and protocols by which knowledge is produced, mediated and received within and through publishing, and to allow alternative perspectives and trajectories to emerge.
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PUBLISHING IN ACADEMIC CONTEXTS

Panel discussion

With: Lucie Kolb, Tabea Lurk, Shintaro Miyazaki

Open Lab Days at Critical Media Lab (ixdm), HGK FHNW, Basel (CH)

Can the discussion around academic open access be a chance to broaden the "horizons of the publishable"? Can publishing models, strategies and formats be developed that are able to accommodate, define, and mediate designerly and artistic ways of knowledge creation, and cater to the need for more transparent, accessible and democratic way of mediating information? Can publishing as an institution and industry be replaced by publishing as a larger material, social and performative practice? Can publishing as a set of processes and activities become a procedural device through which the conventions, premises and protocols by which knowledge is created, mediated and received through academic publishing, as well as the frames of thought, which have produced them in the first place can be challenged?

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PERFORMATIVE MATERIALITY & INTERFACES IN ARCHITECTURE
Panel discussion
"Displaying Cinematography: (Un-)Building Walls, Designing Architecture" during "Performing Architecture", Event series of Goethe Institute during the 16th Architecture Biennale Venice (IT)

With: Johanna Bruckner, Rebekka Kiesewetter, Marie-France Rafael, Christian Teckert, Clemens von Wedemeyer

Proposing a shift from a literal to a contingent and performative understanding of materiality and from a representational to a performative and interpretative concept of interface.  What if architectural interfaces rather than representing and invoking orders, mechanisms, structures and processes to support the regime of architectural conventions, protocols, and architectural authorship  would mobilize a critical network, a social space for putting into relation, for negotiation and co-production?
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PUBLISHING AS CRITICAL DESIGN PRACTICE
Conversation moderation

With: Dubravka Sekulic, Léopold Lambert & Francisco Laranjo
Swiss Design Network Symposium "Beyond Change", HGK FHNW Basel (CH)

Pursuing publishing as a critical design practice does not only mean to look at the topics that one writes and publishes about, but also asks for a critical engagement with the media and ways in which publications are produced, distributed and received, and with the standpoints, perspectives and platforms that allow for a meaningful and potentially transformative critique.

2017

ABC OF FORMATS 
Lecture
Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Raumstrategien, Kiel (DE)
About formats as democratic interfaces on which disciplines – such as social sciences, humanities, politics, design and the arts – can converge. They presuppose a democratic relationship between different experiences, epistemes, knowledge systems, views or "truths;” they furthermore  accommodate the individual backgrounds, “tempers” and ways of working, and as frames for critical practice and reflection.

2016

URGENT CITY TOWARDS A NEW VOCABULARY OF TERMS

Workshop & Panel 

With Amateur Cities & New Generations, Florence (IT)

Discussing and practicing ways towards the New Vocabulary of Terms and a better cross-disciplinary understanding.

PUBLICATION AS PLATFORM

Roundtable

With Fictional Collective, Palazzo Clerici, Milan (IT)

 

 

 

 

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