»PLACE, TIME and PEOPLE: Biographies and the Production of Places«

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Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
November 23, 2017 to November 25, 2017
Location: 
Germany
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Philosophy, Sociology

As often concluded, human lives and actions are not simply contained within space, but rather they are the active producers of a dialogue between time and geography – where »subjectivity and facticity engage in a constant nervous process of dialog.« [1] How do biographies regulate, determine, and silently infuse the conversation of time and geography with content and substance?

In framing our sense of time (and place), how do the exchanges between biography and geography articulate a framework of reading into forms of histories, place-politics, and cultural maps? 

In parallel to the symposium, artistic positions that explore the production of spaces as an individual and social phenomenon will be exhibited, weaving their way around the Akademie’s aisles and passageways. The installations are shown until December 17, 2017.

Text, concept, program by Kaiwan Mehta and Sophie-Charlotte Thieroff.