Elke Krasny: Unplanned (Urban) History. Writing It Down/Writing It Up as a Critical Curatorial Practice

The Woodward’s Building collapsing, Vancouver, September 30, 2006, photo credit: Tannoy.
The Woodward’s Building collapsing, Vancouver, September 30, 2006, photo credit: Tannoy.

Public Lecture and Workshop

Elke Krasny is a curator, cultural theorist, and writer. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. Her theoretical and curatorial work is firmly rooted in socially engaged art, architecture and spatial practices, urban epistemology, post-colonial theory, and feminist historiography.

Lecture: Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 7 pm, SCCA Project room, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana. The lecture will be held in English.

Elke Krasny will position a different genealogy of feminist urban curating (largely unwritten) and feminist strategies for writing an urban history that otherwise will have remained untold and invisible. These two histories will be unfold in parallel as part of an ongoing exploration of critical spatial practices in urban curating and of feminist (proto-)curatorial models of conviviality and the writing of unwritten history.

Workshop: Thursday and Friday, March 13 and 14, 2014, SCCA Project room, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
In combination with the lecture, the workshop will look at the interrelations and interdependencies between critical practices of artistic production, curatorial approaches, issues of urban epistemology and research-based strategies. The focus will be on conviviality and care and on issues of vulnerability, resistance, knowing bodies of agency/(un)known bodies of writing.

The workshop will combine the format of a read-in with an urban walk through the Tabor neighborhood, which we will develop collectively.

More about the programme, application and lecturer.

These events are part of the 2014 World of Art public programme, which is being prepared by the SCCA-Ljubljana and the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory.
The programme is supported by: the City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture; ERSTE Foundation.