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Malmö University co-organises Bangalore festival-like conference
January 24, 2013 - 00:00-January 25, 2013 - 00:00
The School of Arts and Communication (K3) at Malmö University co-organises a workshop/conference on the theme ”Mediating Modernity: Rethinking and Remembering” in Bangalore, India, 24–25 January 2013. The local partner institution is Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. Venue: Bangalore International Centre, Domlur. More than a traditional conference, this is a festival for academics, artists, activists, and cultural practitioners, brought together to consider how modernity is mediated in the 21st century. By bringing together a range of practitioners, the festival hopes to cross‐pollinate diverse perspectives through conversations on approaches, interests, and disciplinary trends. Confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Arjun Appadurai, New York University, and Dr Jyoti Sahi, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. More information about the conference.
The conference forms part of a collaboration project entitled ”Memories of Modernity” between K3/Malmö University and Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. The project, similar to a previous Memories of Modernity project carried out by K3 in collaboration with South African partners 2005-07, received funding in the form of ”aktörssamverkan” from the Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet) in December 2011 (more information).
On the Swedish side, this project is coordinated by Oscar Hemer; along with Kathrine Winkelhorn (on photo together), heading the Masters Programme in Culture and Media Production; and Anna Brag, a visual artist with international experience, who previously worked with Oscar Hemer in the MalmöLund Third Space Seminar in 2002.
At Srishti in Bangalore, the coordinator is Deepak Sreenivasan, artist, media practitioner, researcher and pedagogue, currently a core member of Maraa, a media & arts collective based in Bangalore and faculty at Srishti.