Aug
31
Urban Ecologies Phase 2: Seminar at ROM for Art and Architecture

At this seminar, we will be launching Urban Ecologies Phase 2 with lectures by Stephanie von Spreter and Ingrid Halland, among others. The seminar will be open to public. More information will be available soon.

Apr
21
Release of the Video Documentation of the Exhibition at ROM for Art and Architecture

We are happy to announce that the video documentation of the works in the exhibition at ROM for Art and Architecture is now online. The exhibition includes Time to Reflect Reality by Bull.Miletic with Hum of the Tram—H.O.T.T. Revisited by Siri Austeen, RE FLUX by Jonas Gunerius Larsen and Christine Petersen, Objective Enactive by Petrine Vinje and Olaf Tønnesland Hodne, and Everywhere is Now: A Cartography of Remote Daydreams by Kjersti Wikstrom.

Mar
24
Presentation of "Time to Reflect Reality" at Deep City: Climate Crisis, Democracy and the Digital
Synne Tollerud Bull will present Time to Reflect Reality by Bull.Miletic at the international conference Deep City: Climate Crisis, Democracy and the Digital.
Synne Tollerud Bull will present Time to Reflect Reality by Bull.Miletic at the international conference Deep City: Climate Crisis, Democracy and the Digital.

Synne Tollerud Bull will present Time to Reflect Reality by Bull.Miletic at the international conference Deep City: Climate Crisis, Democracy and the Digital. Deep City will take place online as well as at the EPFL Campus in Lausanne, with parallel and common activities in partner sites in Singapore (in collaboration with SUTD Singapore University of Technology and Design) and Hong Kong (in collaboration with Hong Kong University).

For more information, please see deepcity.ch

Mar
03
Synne Tollerud Bull presents "Time to Reflect Reality" at the Media Aesthetics workshop
Synne Tollerud Bull will present the essay in progress discussing the work Time to Reflect Reality from the Urban Ecologies exhibition at the University of Oslo Media Aesthetics workshop.
Synne Tollerud Bull will present the essay in progress discussing the work Time to Reflect Reality from the Urban Ecologies exhibition at the University of Oslo Media Aesthetics workshop.

Synne Tollerud Bull will present Time to Reflect Reality at the University of Oslo Media Aesthetics workshop.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, this workshop will be held via Zoom. Please reach out to hannamn (æ) student.media.uio.no for the reading materials and Zoom link.

Feb
11
Exhibition Opening at ROM for Art and Architecture
Exhibition Opening at ROM for Art and Architecture, 11:00-17:00
Exhibition Opening at ROM for Art and Architecture, 11:00-17:00

The exhibition at ROM for Art and Architecture opens on February 11 and runs until March 21, 2021. As an integral part of the research project, new works are shown that examine a number of perspectives on urban knowledge in a time of rapid technological development and environmental crisis.

The exhibition includes Time to Reflect Reality by Bull.Miletic with Hum of the Tram—H.O.T.T. Revisited by Siri Austeen, RE FLUX by Jonas Gunerius Larsen and Christine Petersen, Objective Enactive by Petrine Vinje and Olaf Tønnesland Hodne, and Everywhere is Now: A Cartography of Remote Daydreams by Kjersti Wikstrom.

The other collaborators in the project, associate professor of architecture and design history at NTNU / AHO Ingrid Halland, and curator and research fellow at UiT Stephanie von Spreter, will participate in talks and other dissemination events during the exhibition period and will also present their own contributions as public lectures later in the project period.

Feb
11
Presentation of "Time to Reflect Reality" at the 109th CAA Annual Conference
Synne Tollerud Bull will be presenting Time to Reflect Reality by Bull.Miletic at the 109th CAA Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2021, in the panel 'Alternative Cartographies in Art and Art History.'
Synne Tollerud Bull will be presenting Time to Reflect Reality by Bull.Miletic at the 109th CAA Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2021, in the panel "Alternative Cartographies in Art and Art History."

Synne Tollerud Bull will be presenting Time to Reflect Reality by Bull.Miletic at the 109th CAA Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2021, in the panel "Alternative Cartographies in Art and Art History."

The talk will be online during this period at: www.collegeart.org (registration required)

Live Q&A: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 22:00-22:30

Feb
04
Lecture by Shannon Mattern: "How to Map Nothing: Geographies of Suspension"

In this lecture, Shannon Mattern (New School for Social Research) maps out the urban infrastructural ecologies of pandemic retreat. The lecture is in English.

Two years ago – or, a century ago in phenomenological and political time – artist and writer Jenny Odell published to great acclaim a book about How to Do Nothing. She made the case for retreat or refusal as an act of resistance to capitalist productivity and laid out a plan of action for “holding open [a] place in the sun,” for attending to the world’s sensory richness. Not even a year after the book’s release, retreat was imposed on the world in the form of social distancing and lockdowns, and many people found themselves doing a whole lot of involuntary nothing. Maps and graphs showed stilled air traffic and transit systems, depressed economies, shuttered businesses, and sheltering communities. Yet underlying these geographies of suspension were urban and extra-urban networks in furious motion, ecologies of social welfare and surveillance that have historically functioned off the map, either in informal economies or via proprietary infrastructures. In this talk, we draw from feminist geography, critical race studies, and critical disability studies to consider how we might map the flip side of a COVID-19 dashboard: what urban ecologies make suspension possible for those who can afford to retreat?

The lecture is presented in collaboration with the Urban Ecologies project at ROM for Art and Architecture, the Media Aesthetics Work Group, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, and Places Journal.

12:00 [EST] / 18:00 [CET] Introduction to ROM and Urban Ecologies by Director Gjertrud Steinsvåg
12:02 [EST] / 18:02 [CET] Introduction to Shannon Mattern by Urban Ecologies PI Synne Tollerud Bull
12:05 [EST] / 18:05 [CET] Lecture by Shannon Mattern
12:45 [EST] / 18:45 [CET] Q&A
13:05 [EST] / 19:05 [CET] Break, 10 min
13:15 [EST] / 19:15 [CET] PechaKucha by the members of the Urban Ecologies collaborative group
13:45 [EST] / 19:45 [CET] Response by Shannon Mattern
14:00 [EST] / 20:00 [CET] The End

Jan
28
Artist talk by Petrine Vinje: "Objective Enactive," followed by a conversation with Synne Tollerud Bull, Ingrid Halland, and Gjertrud Steinsvåg

In this talk, Petrine Vinje presents the artwork Objective Enactive, developed in collaboration with Olaf T. Hodne.

Following the talk, Synne Tollerud Bull, Ingrid Halland, and Gjertrud Steinsvåg (ROM) will have a conversation on Urban Ecologies, explaining the phases in the project, discuss how artistic research can create institutional community and how we are utilizing the exhibition space as a spatial open-ended research platform.

The talk and conversation were hosted by Artistic Research Week at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Nov
25
Synne Tollerud Bull takes part in "Feed-back, Feed-forward" Multiplier Seminar for Doctoral Supervisors in Artistic Research
Synne Tollerud Bull takes part in  'Feed-back, Feed-forward' Multiplier Seminar for Doctoral Supervisors in Artistic Research
Synne Tollerud Bull takes part in "Feed-back, Feed-forward" Multiplier Seminar for Doctoral Supervisors in Artistic Research

Feed-back, Feed-forward: Approaches to Artistic Feedback in Doctoral Supervision took place November 25-26, 2020 as an online event hosted by the Orpheus Institute, Ghent. Doctoral supervisors from all artistic research areas were invited to explore artistic feedback approaches and experience, through online presentations, workshops and discussions led by experts in the field.

Bull presented the ongoing development of Urban Ecologies and the experimentation with feedback through aesthetic practice which is going on in this project at ROM for Art and Architecture.

The recordings of the multiplier seminar Feed-back, Feed-forward are available online at orpheusinstituut.be.

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