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politics of taste

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The European Summer School in Cultural Studies is a network-based seminar for interdisciplinary research training in the fields of art and culture, organized by the PhD Programme in Cultural Studies, Literature and the Arts at the University of Copenhagen, The Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at the University of Giessen, The London Consortium, École Doctorale Esthétique, sciences et technologies des arts at Université de Paris VIII, the Lisbon Consortium, Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis Ljublana and The University of Trondheim.
English is the official language and the activities takes place in the magnificent Hotel de Lauzun in central Paris. The program is very rich, and surely interesting for most subjects in our disciplines. The School offers a European platform for the development of cultural studies with a focus on new research methodologies, models for interdisciplinary research organization, and presentation of exemplary topics that address seminal problems and perspectives in contemporary cultural studies.
The ESSCS is hosted each year by one of the eight partner institutions and accommodates 8 keynote speakers, including representatives from the five collaborating institutions, and up to 50 junior researchers from Europe and abroad. The primary target group for the summer school is candidates enrolled in a PhD-programme, but a number of seats will be reserved for post.doc.-candidates in order to enhance the continuity in research training beyond the PhD-level.

See http://esscs.hum.ku.dk/ for more information.

unconditional love

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The SAR 2015 spring event brings some Unconditional Love via artistic research to London in partnership with the University of the Arts London. The SAR General Assembly will be held on 2nd May at Double Tree Westminster Hotel, 30 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4DD.
Unconditional Love will explore how caring and attention is expressed in such practices as artistic research, open access, auditing, peer-reviewing and critique, as well as the tug of war between science, magic and art on the issue of love
Unconditional Love will take place at the Chelsea College of Arts next to Tate Britain at Millbank, centrally situated on the River Thames.


elia events


SHARE Conference Aarhus 20-21 June 2014

Artistic research, critical practices and contemporary cities

Preliminary Programme: Keynote Speakers Announced!  The conference seeks to bring together artistic researchers, spatial practitioners, architects, urbanists, planners, designers, artists of all disciplines, musicians, composers, performers, activists, community organisers and city-dwellers to consider the question of the contemporary city as a site of enquiry, debate and political and professional contestation.

Martin Prominski of Leibniz University Hanover will deliver one of three keynotes of the event entitled Design and artistic research in the contemporary city. Curator Angelika Fitz will deliver the second keynote address of the conference.  Glasgow, 13-15 November To view the preliminary programme visit the SHARE Conference Aarhus website.  Belgrade, 14-16 November In this the fourth conference of the SHARE network (operating since 2010), we mark the beginning of a new phase of work for the ELIA/SHARE network through this collaboration with Aarhus School of Architecture.

Other ELIA news

  • Stockholm, 23-27 July The 15th International Bakhtin Conference
  • Glasgow, 12-16 November, ELIA NEU/NOW LIVE Festival
  • 13th ELIA Biennial Conference: Location Aesthetics
  • FIST 10 – Festival of International Student Theatre
  • Helsinki, 26-27 November 5th Art of Research Conference: Experience, Materiality, Articulation (AOR2014)
  • ArtFutures: Working with Contradictions in Higher Arts Education

seminar and discussion


Where: Univbersity of the Arts, Linnégatan 87, 5 tr.
When: May 7, 17-19:30

Round table discussion seminar with refreshments:

What makes art urgent today?
Under what circumstances can art in society make a difference?
Have the existing art institutions lost their purpose?
Can artistic research recreate and reenact both art and research?


  • Carolina Frände,director
  • Dan Turdén, opera director
  • Dror Feiler, musician and composer
  • Kiki Muukkonen, artistic director Subtopia
  • Ulla Kassius,Scenografer
  • Pernilla Glaser,author (Moderator)

symposium: in the blend

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Where: Inter Arts Center, Bergsg. 29, Malmö
When: April 22-25

Susan Sontag’s famous essay Against Interpretation serves as a point of departure in the artistic research stranderfrontproject Ögonblickets Anatomi (Loosly: The Anatomy of the Moment) led by Teatr Weimar and the Theatre Academy in Malmö. The focus is put on the artistic work as a carrier of its own terminology and its own discourse. The title of the symposium, In the Blend, has been taken from the book by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner where the authors are constructing the term conceptual blending to denote the integration of meaning and terminology in order to create new meanings and new outlooks. The symposium is about thinking in art and includes artistic works, seminars, presentations and discussions.

In the Blend and Ögonblickets Anatomi are financed by the Swedish Research Council
Ögonblickets Anatomi is a collaboration between Teaterhögskolan i Malmö, Inter Arts Center, Teatr Weimar andwlabs.


The program can be found here.

call for papers: arf 2014, tromsø

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There will be a gathering within the Norwegian Artistic Research Forum in Tromso in Norway. It will take place October 21-23 and is a yearly conference on artistic development work.

This year ARF will be open for a few project of artistic research presentations from the other Scandinavian countries. A presentation should be 30-40 minutes and the proposer should suggest an opponent for the presentation. Including discussions the presentation will be about 90 minutes. ARF will cover travel and accomodation for accepted proposals. For more information, see www.artistic-research.no.

elke marhöfer: film screening

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Elke Marhöfer‘s film Prendas ngangas enquisos machines is screened at the Courtisane Festival in Ghent together with three films of her choice by Nicolás Guillén Landrián.

For mire information see the festival homepage: Courtisane Festival

book release

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Where: Restaurang Teaterköket, StDH (T-huset), Valhallavägen 193.methodos
When: Wednesday 26 March, 17.30

FSL welcomes you to a release of both the book METHODOSKonsten kunskap, kunskapens konst on of the latest issue of KRITIKER, nr 30.

Love Derwinger x 3 performs the texts Interpretation and Reparation – En improvisation from the most recent release of the periodical Kritiker
Mats Persson plays music by Carl Jonas Love Almqvist.
A conversation on art and method with: Jan Håfström, Christina Ouzounidis, Jonna Hjertström Lappalainen, Mats Persson and Magnus William-Olsson.

loitering with intent: a feast of research

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When: Stockholm, 5-7 March 2014
Where: Stockholm University of the Arts

See the program here.

Loitering with Intent brings together Stockholm University of the Arts and the Society for Artistic Research to explore formats for sharing knowledge that emerges from artistic research practices. It is presented in parallel to the EPARM network meeting and will have a joint panel discussion on Friday, Islands and Bridges.

Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts) was inaugurated on 1 January 2014 as part of the Swedish government’s on-going initiative to promote artistic research. The new university constitutes a merger of DOCH, the University of Dance and Circus, the University College of Opera, and the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, creating a dynamic driving force in the advancement of artistic knowledge as well as a leading international artistic research milieu.

The event runs from 17.30 on 5 March to late 7 March. To date, invited artists include: Nils Claesson, Kirsi Nevanti, Rasmus Ölme, Malin Arnell, Magnus Bärtås, Florian Dombois, Kristina Hagström-Ståhl, Paul Landon, Brita Lemmens, Tero Nauha, Poste Restante, Michael Schwab, Magnus William Olsson, and more. Furthermore, workshops will be performed to show the features of the research catalogue (please register for these workshops).


the eparm forum and sar

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The first EPARM Forum – Stockholm, 6-8 March 2014
hosted by the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in collaboration with SAR

The EPARM Forum, which will take place in Stockholm on 6-8 March 2014 has been planned to coincide with the annual meeting of the Society for Artistic Research (SAR) and a key element of the programme will be a joint roundtable discussion with representatives from both EPARM and SAR. For more information about the SAR event click here (please note that separate registration is required to attend the SAR meeting. For further information please mail Julia Asperska.)

All the relevant links and documents are available on the dedicated page of the new AEC website. The deadline for registration and payment is 17th February 2014. Institutions are very much encouraged to send one or more students to the meeting. The AEC is willing to offer a special discounted rate to students willing to join the forum.

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