PhD seminar: Networks, Topologies, Aesthetics, January 27-28, 2017

In this seminar we will discuss theoretical, artistic and political approaches to networks and topologies together with key international scholars in the field.

The course is open to a limited number of participants whose research interests intervene with the themes and concepts of the seminar. We therefore encourage you to register ASAP. Please indicate the relevance of the course in your email.

Please register by 15 December to sara.r.yazdani@gmail.com

Friday January 27, University of Oslo, Blindern, 9.15-16.00

Day one of the seminar will be devoted to network theories and practices. In the morning we will discuss a selection of texts proposed by our invited guests: sociologist and cultural theorist Tiziana Terranova (University of Naples ‘L'Orientale’), art historian Eric de Bruyn (Leiden University), and critical theorist McKenzie Wark (The New School for Social Research). In the afternoon, PhD candidates are invited to give presentations within the overall framework of the seminar. 

Saturday January 28, Kunsthall Oslo, Bjørvika, 11.00-16.00

Day two of the seminar will take the form of a public symposium: These are Situationist Times: A Seminar on Topology, Culture and Politics. The symposium inaugurates a research, exhibition, digitization and publication project devoted to The Situationist Times (1962-1967), a cultural magazine which experimented with topological approaches to contemporary and historical image cultures. The symposium will explore what topologies of culture might be, historically and today. Speakers will include Terranova, de Bruyn, and Wark, as well Jacqueline de Jong, the editor of the Situationist Times.

Note: Day two of the seminar is open to the general public, but advance registration is required. More info on where to register will follow.

The PhD seminar is a collaboration between the Media Aesthetics Research Group (IMK) and the PhD programs at IMK and IFIKK), convened by PhD candidates Andreas Ervik (IMK), Karin Nygård (Dept. of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, HiOA), Ellef Prestsæter (IFIKK) and Sara Rundgren Yazdani (IMK).

These are Situationist Times: A Seminar on Topology, Culture and Politics is a collaboration between Aesthetic Seminar, Kunsthall Oslo, Media Aesthetics, and Torpedo kunstbokhandel.

Practicalities

Credits: 3 ETCS (2 points for attendance and readings, 1 point for presentation or comment)

Requirements: In addition to the reading the course materials, PhD candidates are expected participate actively in the seminar either by i) giving a 20 minute presentation on a topic relating to the seminar context, or ii) giving prepared comments (based on the reading materials provided) to one of the invited speakers  or to one of the PhD candidates. When registering, please indicate whether you would like to participate with a presentation or as a respondent. If presenting, please provide a brief description of the topic of your proposed presentation.

A reading list and a detailed program will be published shortly.

The course is open to a limited number of participants whose research interests intervene with the themes and concepts of the seminar. We therefore encourage you to register ASAP. Please indicate the relevance of the course in your email.

Please register by 15 December to sara.r.yazdani@gmail.com

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