PATTERNS Lectures: 12 courses selected for 2016/2017

PATTERNS Lectures supports the development of new university courses in Central and South Eastern Europe in the fields of art history, cultural theory, and cultural studies. Out of 49 applications from 11 countries the PATTERNS Lectures Advisors – Boris Buden, Elke Krasny, Ilona Németh, Hedvig Turai – selected 12 courses that will be taught in 8 different countries throughout the academic year 2016/2017.

The following courses were selected:

The material culture of the extreme right
University: University of Vienna, Institute for East European History, Vienna
Lecturer: Agnieszka Pasieka
Course term: SS 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Design and Crisis
University: University of Bihac, Department of Textile Design, Bihac
Lecturer: Irfan Hosic
Course term: SS 2017

Creative Cultural Resistance: Art for Social Change
University: Academy of Applied Arts Rijeka, Dpt. of Acting and Media Studies, Rijeka
Lecturer: Masa Magzan
Course term: WS 2016/2017

Crisis, art and political activism in Central and Eastern Europe
University: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Dpt. of Design and Art Theory, Budapest
Lecturers: Agnes Gagyi and Marton Szarvas
Course term: SS 2017

„Art always has ist Consequences“ // Feasible Utopias between Stock Exchange and Social (Ex)Change
University: The Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Intermedia Department, Budapest
Lecturer: Janos Sugar
Course term: WS 2016/2017

The interdependencies between dominant-minority group discourses in Central Eastern Europe after 1989. A critical approach
University: Polish Academy of Science, Institute of Slavistic Studies, Warsaw
Lecturers: Nicole Dlowy-Rybinska and Anna Zawadzka
Course term: WS 2016/2017

Digital Genres in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989
University: Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Management and Social Communication, Warsaw
Lecturer: Piotr Marecki
Course term: WS 2016/2017

Performing the Past: Bystanders, Video Testimonies and Oral History
University: Jagiellonian University, Department of Polish Studies, Anthrophology of Literature and Cultural Studies, Warsaw
Lecturer: Aleksandra Szczepan
Course term: SS 2017

Borders, Barriers and Protest Culture. The New Politics of Social Movements in Central and Eastern Europe
University: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Philosophy and Political Sciences, Iasi
Lecturer: Ovidiu Gherasim-Proca
Course term: WS 2016/2017

The “Gypsy” in the European Imaginary: Cultural Constructions and Visual Representations of Racialized and Gendered Roma Identity
University: National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest
Lecturer: Ciprian Tudor
Course term: WS 2016/2017

Bringing Together Theory, Activism and Cultural Practices: Feminist Press in Serbia in the 1990s and 2000s
University: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology, Comparative Literature and Literature Theory, Belgrade
Lecturers: Biljana Dojčinović and Ana Kolarić
Course term: SS 2017

Slovak Republic
Soft Norm: From Historical Awareness to Civil Engaged Art Practices
University: Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, Dpt. of Sculpture, Object, Installation, Bratislava
Lecturer: Martin Piacek
Course term: WS 2016/2017

PATTERNS Lectures Advisors

Boris Buden is a writer and cultural critic based in Berlin. He received his PhD in cultural theory from Humboldt University in Berlin. Buden currently teaches cultural theory at Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus-University Weimar.

Elke Krasny is Professor of Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her work as a curator, cultural theorist, and writer focuses on architecture, urbanism, politically conscious art practices, and feminist historiographies of curating. Krasny holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from the University of Reading, Department of Art, Research Platform for Curatorial and Cross-disciplinary Cultural Studies, Practice-Based Doctoral Programme.

Ilona Németh is an artist, organizer and curator based in Bratislava. She is head of the Studio IN, leading the international education program Open Studio at the Department of Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.

Hedvig Turai is an art historian and critic based in Budapest. She is dedicated to research and publishing in the field of the Holocaust, gender and contemporary art. She is currently working at the International Business School in Budapest.


Photo: Jury 2016: Ilona Németh, Boris Buden, Elke Krasny, Hedvig Turai (from left to right), (c) Iva Komsic