/ecm diskurs 46: DISPUTE - Discussing Conflicts and Care in Museums in Times of Crisis

6. Juni 2020, Online

Saturday, June 6th, 3pm, via zoom
Please register to get the zoom ID: ecm_anmeldung@uni-ak.ac.at


Public conversation by Friederike Landau (Vancouver/Berlin) and Avni Sethi, founder-director and main curator of the Conflictorium – Museum of Conflict (Ahmedabad, India)

Friederike Landau and Avni Sethi engage with timely questions of conflict and care in times of crisis.
How do crises such as COVID-19 exacerbate existing systemic challenges such as hyper-individuality, competition, and lack of psychological support? How do self-organized cultural workers respond to crises, both artistically and mentally? How can museums, in times of crisis, provide cultural infrastructures of care, for artists as well as longing audiences and local neighbors? How to (re)present smoldering conflict in these already heavily burdensome times? What good is it, in the end, to openly engage with conflicts in museum contexts rather than to suppress them?
The talk will be in english, and streamed live.


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The next /ecm study program starts in October 2020. Applications are still accepted until June 18th.


The next /ecm entrance seminar will take place on June 27th 2020. B2 level in German and English are requested.
/ecm is directed by Martina Griesser, Christine Haupt-Stummer, Renate Höllwart, Beatrice Jaschke, Monika Sommer, Nora Sternfeld and Luisa Ziaja.