UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE

Dialogues on the Future of Engaged Art

Dialogues on the Future of Engaged Art
Date:
14-Jan-2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue:
Level 6, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

Organizers: 

Andrei Pop, Associate Professor, Committee on Social Thought, Art History, and the College of The University of Chicago
Mechtild Widrich, Assistant Professor, Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Summary:

How do artifacts, performances, and institutions arising within the context of the art world migrate into the public sphere and effect actual change? The workshop addresses the concrete material culture and micro-history of cities ranging from Istanbul to Hong Kong, but also connections to urban planning and infrastructure, as well as the theorization of interdisciplinary practices at the intersection of aesthetics and politics. We are particularly fascinated by the imaginative and methodological challenges of trying to chart the course of development from the rapidly shifting present into the future—a field more commonly inhabited by planners and financial interests, but of critical important to the arts, humanities and the general public.

Participants:

  • Sonia CHENG, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Özge ERSOY, Asia Art Archive
  • Andrei POP, Associate Professor, Committee on Social Thought, Art History, and the College of The University of Chicago
  • Cole ROSKAM, Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture , University of Hong Kong
  • Eric SCHULDENFREI, Associate Dean, Faculty of Architecture , University of Hong Kong
  • Ellie TSE, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Mechtild WIDRICH, Assistant Professor, Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Sampson WONG, Department of Liberal Arts Studies, The Hong Kong Academic for Performing Arts
  • Wen YAU, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Ying ZHOU, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture , University of Hong Kong

Registration: 

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The event is sponsored by the University of Chicago Hong Kong Center and features members of the Architecture, Urbanism, and Humanities Initiative (AUHI) in the Faculty of Architecture.

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