How will the future look? For professionals in the exhibition business this is a very relevant and difficult problem. Because the future does not give us any objects yet.Future is en vogue. In 2018, she delivered the motto of the science year “Working Worlds of the Future”. Daily, the media discusses the extent to which robots intervene in our everyday lives and what the progressive digitization is doing to us. And even exhibitions are not excluded from this.
Lecture @ DASA, Dortmund, 24 January 2019
TRACES is a three-year research project investigating the role of contentious heritage in contemporary Europe. By deploying an innovative research methodology based on an artistic/ethnographic approach, TRACES analyses challenges, opportunities and practices inherent in transmitting difficult pasts and heritages.
Lecture, Discussion @ TRACES, Milan, Italy, 25 January 2019
Transmediale is a yearly Berlin-based festival and cultural organization that facilitates critical reflection on and interventions into processes of cultural transformation from a post-digital perspective.Transmediale 2019 focuses on the role of emotions, empathy, and cultural emergence in digital culture.
Lecture, Discussion @ transmediale, Berlin, 16.00-18.30, 3 February 2019
Issues like disinformation, AI and the civic impact of digital technology have only become more contentious, particularly in Europe, Brexit on the horizon, European elections looming, the rise of China as a technological superpower and continuing security challenges on the continent’s eastern and southern flanks, Europe’s diplomats need to grasp the opportunities and threats of digital technology now, more than ever.
Lecture, Workshop, @ Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the European Union, Brussels, 7 February 2019
Who Makes the City in the Digital Age? What are the City Makers approaches and potential, and how can they interact?These are the questions addressed during “City Making in the Digital Age”, the kick-off event of City Lab, a co-operation between Hybrid Space Lab and Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.
Keynote speaker Marleen Stikker, co-founder of Waag Society, an Amsterdam based interdisciplinary non-profit media lab and research institute that aims to put social values at the core of technology by creating and promoting open, fair and inclusive innovations.
Curating @ Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, 21 February 2019
Imagine a super-high building surrounded by nothing but air, spacious, isolated, sparsely populated, with unsurprisingly no celebrated history, while the greenbelt gradually becomes a pasture within the cloud clusters, where they coexist.The museum space (1600 sqm) will be transformed into a creative laboratory, an interdisciplinary platform co-developed by international artists, creative thinkers, independent scholars, urban planners and stakeholders, a mini co-op city inside a skyscraper.
Exhibition @ Art Museum of China, Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen, China, 15 March-15 April 2019
The documentary “Fabric” that Hybrid Space Lab produced for “documenta 14” in 2017 and that narrates a Middle Eastern family story as well as the history of the industrial complex that today houses the Athens School of Fine Arts is part of major Greek archives.
Archive @ Athens School of Fine Art Athens, Greece, 15 February 2019
“Memory studies has grown considerably over the past decade, but does not yet have many clearly designated venues for people from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds to exchange ideas and to learn from each others’ theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches. Moreover, questions surrounding remembering are being investigated around the world, but there is too little interaction (and thus, often a lack of understanding) between various places.”
Lecture @ Moncloa Campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, 25-28 June 2019