31 Urban Ecologies Phase 3: Seminar at ROM for Art and Architecture
The Urban Ecologies research group and ROM for Art and Architecture welcomes you to a one-day seminar featuring the first public presentations of the art historians Ingrid Halland’s and Stephanie von Spreter’s research projects.
What forms of urban knowledge are left behind when an increasingly ubiquitous network of distributed sensor technologies becomes a driving factor in urban development? What are the ways in which artists, architects, and art historians can engage collectively in these issues through an interdisciplinary research project at a non-profit exhibition venue?
The seminar presents lectures and reflections by the art historians Ingrid Halland and Stephanie von Spreter, the visual artists Petrine Vinje and Ana Brotas, and the architects Christine Petersen and Kjersti Wickstrøm. There will be ample time for discussion with a wide audience.
10:00 Gjertrud Steinsvåg and Synne Tollerud Bull: Introduction [NO]
10:15 Stephanie von Spreter: Ghosts of the Past? (Un)Mapping Urban Iconography [EN]
11:20 Petrine Vinje: Objective Enactive – Biological, material and spatial glitches [NO]
11:40 Christine Petersen + Jonas Gunerius Larsen: Convided Space [NO]
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 Ingrid Halland: Er byen en hjerne? Kybernetikk, globalisering og urbanisme ca. 1970 [NO]
14:05 Ana Brotas: The Potential of Language as an Artistic Framework [EN]
15:00 Seminar ends
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 + Christine Petersen, Objective Enactive by Petrine Vinje + Olaf Tønnesland Hodne, and Everywhere is Now: A Cartography of Remote Daydreams by Kjersti Wikstrom.
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. 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
03 Synne Tollerud Bull presents "Time to Reflect Reality" at the Media Aesthetics workshop
Synne Tollerud Bull will present Time to Reflect Reality at the University of Oslo Media Aesthetics workshop.
11 Exhibition Opening at ROM for Art and Architecture
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 + Christine Petersen, Objective Enactive by Petrine Vinje + 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.
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."
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
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
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.
25 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.