Critical Care: Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet

Critical Care: Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet

Prof. Elka Krasny

Elke Krasny is Professor for Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She is a cultural theorist, urban researcher, and curator. Her scholarship and her curatorial work focus on emancipatory and transformative practices in architecture, urbanism, and contemporary art addressing the interconnectedness of ecology, economy, labour, memory, and feminisms. She was Visiting Curator at the Hong Kong Community Museum Project in 2011 and Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Centre for Achitecture in Montréal in 2012. Her curatorial project Mapping the Everyday: Neighborhood Claims for the Future with the Downtown Eastside Women Centre and the Audain Gallery Vancouver addressed women’s, housing and indigenous rights and resistance against poverty and sexual violence. Her exhibition Hands-on Urbanism. The Right to Green presented a perspective on histories of informal urbanization through the lens of subsistence economies and was shown at the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Professor Krasny is the author and editor of numerous books and essays. Edited volumes include Critical Care. Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet with Angelika Fitz (MIT Press, 2019) and In Reserve! The Household with Regina Bittner (Spector Books, 2016).

Vienna, Austria

13:45 - 14: 15

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