Lisbon : Latencies

IV Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, Latencies | Europe 1914-2014, 30. 06.-05.07.2014 Lisbon, Portugal

Over the past century, Europe has been a site of contradiction. Marked, on the one hand, by the utmost explosions of violence, it has also given rise to the most peaceful post-national political project in modern times. It has been a haven of peace and a locus of disorder and violence, giving vent to experimentation, transgression and creation, while preserving tradition and enforcing normativity.

01.07. 2014, 16:00 – Raul Gschrey (GCSC – JLU Giessen):
„Disappearing Boundaries and Latent New Frontiers: Contemporary Arts and the Construction of European Borders“
Catholic University of Portugal – Library Building

Developed within the larger context of the European Project Culture@Work, the 2014 Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture addresses artistic latency in Europe. Latency periods are defined as states of transition pre-dating structured change and characterized by indefinition as well as what Freud considered a repression of desire and a return to normativity. Weiterlesen

Techniques of Remembering & Forgetting

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition “Techniques of Remembering & Forgetting/ Techniken des Erinnerns & Vergessens” June 25, 2014 – July 27, 2014 at the exhibition space of the University Library, Justus Liebig University Giessen.

Vernissage: Wednesday, June 25th: 6 pm Opening, 7 pm Documentary Screening: „Szukajac Emila – Looking for Emil“

Read a review of the exhibition

The exhibition is a collaborative project of the Research Areas “Cultural Memory Studies” & “Visual and Material Culture Studies” of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and will be shown in the University Library (Otto-Behaghel-Straße 8, 35394 Gießen).  For the opening on June 25th you are invited to a vernissage beginning at 6 pm hosted by GCSC and the University Library.  Immediately following the launch party, the documentary „Szukajac Emila – Looking for Emil“ will be screened.  The documentary, prepared by filmmakers Angelika Laumer and Itamar Lerner problematizes forced labour in Bavaria under National Socialism.

In der Gießener Universitätsbibliothek (UB) ist ab dem 25. Juni 2014 die Ausstellung „Techniques of Remembering & Forgetting / Techniken des Erinnerns und & Vergessens“ zu sehen. Die Ausstellung ist ein Kooperationsprojekt der Research Areas “Cultural Memory Studies” & “Visual and Material Culture Studies” des International Graduate Centre for the Study of Cultures (GCSC) der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. Zur Ausstellungseröffnung am 25. Juni 2014, um 18.00 Uhr laden das GCSC und die UB ein (Ausstellungsraum der Universitätsbibliothek Gießen, Otto-Behaghel-Straße 8, 35394 Gießen). Im Anschluss an die Eröffnungsfeier wird der Dokumentarfilm „Szukajac Emila – Looking for Emil“ von den Filmemachern Angelika Laumer und Itamar Lerner gezeigt, der die Erinnerung an NS-Zwangsarbeit in Bayern problematisiert.


grenzlinien @ Utopia

Utopia auf Tour

Sonntag, 22.06.2014
9.30 – 19.00 Uhr Tagesexkursion „Zum Harriersand

Treffpunkt. Martinianleger, Bremen

Vortrag von Dr. Steffen Wiegmann & Führung von Rolf Schmidt

Gesprächsrunde „Migration heute“ mit:
Katharina Wolter – Bremer Rat für Migration
Julia Erb – Transit Gießen, ein Heimatmuseum
Raul Gschrey – Kurator Ausstellung „grenzlinien“ Weiterlesen

Curating Culture

Curating Culture: How to Communicate “The Whole Earth”: Lecture and Open Forum with Anselm Franke (HKW Berlin) Fred Turner (Stanford University), Vera Fischer (GCSC Giessen)

11.06.2014, 18.00, Alte Kupferschmiede, Tiefenweg 9, 35390 Giessen – GCSC event organized by Vera Fischer & RA4 (GCSC)

The field of Science Communication is a central topic in the study of culture. Questions appear, such as: how can scientific issues be brought into the public discourse?; Which methods could provide access to the complexity of scientific contents. Curating Culture: How to Communicate the “Whole Earth“ addresses the field of Science Communication with a closer view on exhibition practices and curation.  Fred Turner (Stanford University) will give a lecture drawing on essential links between cold war exhibition practices and the psychedelic counterculture and set the stage for discussing present practices of curation in the open forum together with the curator Anselm Franke (Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin), chair: Vera Fischer (GCSC, Giessen).

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