10 NOVEMBER 2018

11-13h, and 14-16h, with a lunch break

With the support of Gaudenz B. Ruf Award and Programa Kultura Sofia

This project is part of the Education Initiative by Swimming Pool in 2018-19

Swimming Pool is delighted to invite you to join our international symposium on curating and art project spaces, which is part of our Curatorial School’s public program.

Our main interest lies on the potentials of independent curatorial activity towards creating spaces. Here, physicality is not a pre-condition; when talking of “spaces” we envision mid-and long term initiatives creating their own physical, imaginary and political conditions. Within the frame of a symposium will explore agency of project spaces, and how such initiatives can move society. We will also reflect on their irregularity (which consists in a low level of institutionalization, shared economy, as well as DIY culture) and how this allows for new types of institutionalization that correspond to how our environment is structured today. We will also pay attention to resonance and how to create spaces for joint thinking and imagining.

We would like to use the symposium to engage both participants and audience in a deep discussion on conceptual models, practical challenges and political potentials of project spaces. We will send to everyone who has registered a list with topics and questions to allow for a better preparation. Comments on your side are also more than welcomed!



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