Crafting Conversations is a platform and approach to investigate situations of knowledge exchange as a matter for design. This means, to shift focus from WHAT to HOW knowledge is exchanged, transferred, created and thus shapes/influences WHAT content can be said, perceived, shared and created.
Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public private boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city
Online Symposium, 30 April 12:00–16:00 CET/13:00–17:00 EET
View on EKA TV or Open Window HDK-Valand Gothenburg
“Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public private boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city” is an experimental symposium conducted and developed through a collaboration between the projects Crafting Situations of Knowledge Exchange at HDK Valand Academy of Art and Design Gothenburg, SE, and curation of conversations that investigate the different public private boundaries in the city at Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), EE.
Schedule
12:00–12:45 CET/13:00–13:45 EET
“weaving urban intersections on the crossroads of nature connections” – A Game of Associations moderated through the “Polledge” format
Guest speaker: Ott Kagovere
weaving urban intersections on the crossroads of nature connections” – A Game of Associations curated by Louise Borinski, Björn Giesecke, Malin Hilding
Format “Polledge” crafted by Hanna Peterson, Emil Söderberg, Fanny Däldborg, Bekhar Azimov, Malene Valentin
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13:00–13:45 CET/14:00–14:45 EET
“Surveillance: Losing Control” discussed “in the Dark”
Guest speaker: Damiano Cerrone
Surveillance: Losing Control” curated by Nursultan Barun and Bruce Shujun Wang
Format “In the Dark” crafted by Anna Roth, Daniela Kaiser, Shirun Zheng
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14:00–14:45 CET/15:00–15:45 EET
“Outsiders” negotiated via “Bread for the Table”
Guest speakers: Marge Monko, Anna Roth & Margit Säde
Outsiders” curated by Francesca Keaveney
Format “Bread for the table” crafted by Lea Wilhelm, Julia Tienvieri, Daniel Palatz, Hannah Simann Ax, Lucrezia Sterrantino, Victor Nilsson
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15:00–15:45 CET/16:00–16:45 EET
“A Wish to Meet” via “The Pace”
Guest speakers: Marek Glow & Uku Sepsivart
A Wish to Meet” curated by Paula Buskevica and Katarina Sarap
Format “The Pace” crafted by Julia Niklasson, John Wattström, Ellen Solding, Katarina Frisö, Gabriella Di Feola
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About the curatorial project
Conversations exploring public private boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city investigate questions about control, power, privilege and status quo at the time when Coronavirus has changed our public interactions and private lives. It is the time when communication has transformed, and we are often made to enact our public lives from homes. Although public and public space have become complex, this current state provides us also with a chance that these ideas and realities may be looked at from another perspective and re-negotiated.
The Symposium aims to highlight boundaries between the visible and the non visible forms of life that connect and divide, the specific urban and the non-specific natural, personal yet often public data, and also the barriers built by the inequalities that may have become ever clearer during the pandemic. The conversations may point us towards looking at uncovering new opportunities to re-conceptualise or even redesign our lives in the city.
Course timeline, tasks and readings during which the four curatorial topics have been curated.
Concept and tutoring by Sandra Nuut at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
About the project Crafting Situations - of Knowledge Exchange
At HDK Valand Academy of Art and Design, Gothenburg with first year students at the MFA Design programme.
Concept and tutoring: Prof. Judith Seng
The project explores situations of knowledge exchange and new methods for design when understood as an expanded, mediating practice.
We work with formats of knowledge exchange as a matter for design. This means, to shift focus from WHAT to HOW knowledge is exchanged, transferred, created and thus shapes/influences WHAT content can be said, perceived, shared and created.
We explore how new situations of knowledge exchange can be crafted (vs. managed or organized) by working with the interplay of bodies, objects, spaces, procedures in interplay.
More specifically we will explore how NOTATIONS, SCORES and ACTIVATIONS can support an expanded, situated design practice that aims to work with situations of daily life as one tangible, aesthetic, socio-material and dynamic matter.
The project consists of 3 consecutive, week-long workshops called POOLS.
More info about the POOLS
Archive POOL 1
Archive POOL 2
Archive POOL 3
Project at HDK Valand Academy of Art and Design, Gothenburg with first year students at the MFA Design programme. Project framework created by Prof. Judith Seng, conducted together with Mattias Gunnarsson, Markus Bergström, Pascal Prosek, Eva Erwander, Jonas Friden.
About Crafting Conversations
Crafting Conversations is a platform and approach to investigate situations of knowledge exchange as a matter for design. This means, to shift focus from WHAT to HOW knowledge is exchanged, transferred, created and thus shapes/influences WHAT content can be said, perceived, shared and created.
The Symposium “Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city” is the result of a collaboration between the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn and HDK Valand - Academy of Art and Design, Gothenburg. It is conceived and mentored by Sandra Nuut, and Prof. Judith Seng, Berlin/Gothenburg. HDK Valand MFA Design students have developed scores and formats of knowledge exchange and the students of Estonian Academy of Arts have curated topics through the provided formats. The final contributions for the Symposium have been developed through a collaborative rehearsing week in which the relation between HOW and WHAT has been explored by the students.
The Symposium “Crafting Situations – Conversations exploring public boundaries in the (present pandemic impacted) city” takes place as part of the public programme of the exhibition “Acting Things VIII – Silent Conversations” by Judith Seng and curated by Sandra Nuut at the Tallinn Art Hall, 5 June–1 August, 2021.
Symposium concept and framework
Judith Seng & Sandra Nuut
Concept Public Boundaries
Sandra Nuut, Tallinn
Concept and project framework Crafting Situations
Prof. Judith Seng, Gothenburg/Berlin
Website
Patrick Zavadskis
Supported by
Thank you
Markus Bergström
Kristjan Eichler
Eva Erwander
Jonas Friden
Mattias Gunnarsson
Robert Luig
Sandra Mell
Pascal Prosek
Symposium team
Estonian Academy of Arts:
Nursultan Barun
Louise Borinski
Paula Buskevica
Björn Giesecke
Malin Hilding
Francesca Keaveney
Katarina Sarap
Bruce Shujun Wang
HDK Valand:
Bekhar Azimov
Fanny Däldborg
Gabriella Di Feola
Katarina Frisö
Daniela Kaiser
Julia Niklasson
Victor Nilsson
Daniel Palatz
Hanna Peterson
Anna Roth
Hannah Simann Ax
Ellen Solding
Lucrezia Sterrantino
Emil Söderberg
Julia Tienvieri
Malene Valentin
John Wattström
Shirun Zheng Lea Wilhelm