Publication: “Escaping a migrant metropolis: Post-Soviet urbanization through the art project Nasreddin in Russia”

A new article by members of the Spaces of Justice project has been published in City. The article seeks to offer a methodologically innovative contribution to current debates on aesthetic political economy, cities and borders as well as artistic and activist interventions in global cities. It can be accessed open access through this link.

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Publication: “The paradoxes of the Biennale” by Julia Bethwaite and Anni Kangas published in OnCurating

Spaces of Justice project members Julia Bethwaite and Anni Kangas have published a new article in OnCurating. Bethwaite and Kangas argue that contemporary art biennials are characterized by paradoxes. The authors focus in particular on the paradoxes of the Russian Pavilion in the Venice Biennale during the years 2011–2015. They suggest that analyzing paradoxes is a necessary part of any attempt to understand the politics of biennials. “As biennials attract not only artists and art world actors but also people in positions of political and economic power,” Bethwaite and Kangas write, “it is important to pay attention to the kinds of actions that paradoxes enable or disable in the context of these mega-events of contemporary art.” The article can be read through this link.

Seminar: Creative approaches to social research: boundaries between academia, art and activism (22 January 2019, St. Petersburg)

Date: 22 January 2019
Time: 11:00 – 16:00
Venue: CISR Ligovskiy pr. 87, office 300

The seminar explores the potential and limits of arts-based approaches to social research. It is a collaboration of the Centre for Social Research (CISR) and the research project “Spaces of Justice Across the East-West Divide” tasked to advance and create spaces for knowledge production that crosscut a) the East-West divide and b) the boundaries between academia, art and activism.

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Publication: “Smashing containers, queering the international through collaging” published in International Feminist Journal of Politics

A new publication by members of the Spaces of Justice team is out! The article reports and builds on the experiences of two experimental workshops combining insights from research with art-making organized by the project in the University of Tampere (2016) and University of Turku (2017). Available through this link.

Marja-Liisa Torniainen: “Kukaan ei ole saari”, Galleria Pihatto, 3.-28. huhtikuuta 2018

Projektimme jäsenen, kuvataiteilija Marja-Liisa Torniaisen valokuvanäyttely No Man Is An Island – We Are interconnected oli esillä Kaakkois-Suomen valokuvakeskuksen Galleria Pihatossa huhtikuussa 2018. Näyttelyn Etelä-Saimaa-lehdessä arvioinut Seppo Paajanen nostaa esiin paitsi kuvien teknisen taidon myös niistä välittyvän aitouden ja yhdessä elämisen.


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