Daniels Midday Talk with Elke Krasny: "Curating Architecture"
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Room 103, 230 College Street
In this lecture, Elke will draw both on historic and contemporary references of exhibited architecture raising the question of how this process of curated communication is situated in-between architecture and the public. Elke will show examples of her own work, specifically the research for "The Force is in the Mind. The Making of Architecture" (Architecture Centre Vienna 2008) and "Penser Tout Haut. Faire l’Architecture" (Centre de Design, UQAM, Montréal). She will reflect on her own practice as a curator of architecture and urbanism to give an opportunity to discuss the conversational turn in curating and ways in which knowledge is produced actively in dialogue with others.
Elke Krasny is a Vienna-based cultural theorist, curator and writer as well as a senior lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In 2006, she was Visiting Professor at the University of Bremen. In 2011, she received the Outstanding Artist Award for Women’s Culture from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture.
Elke Krasny has edited and authored a number of books on architecture, urbanism, and urban historiography. Her writing has been published widely in edited volumes, exhibition catalogues and magazines. She has presented lectures and contributed to panel discussions internationally.