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UMA Talks: Critical Care – Building Feminist Recovery

Time Thursday 9 November until Friday 10 November, 2023 at 17:00 - 18:30
Place Auditorium, Umeå School of Architecture

Introduction to Umeå School of Architecture lecture series UMA Talks with Cornelia Redeker, Open lecture with Elke Krasny and roundtable discussion with Elke Krasny, Cornelia Redeker, Ele Carpenter, and Roemer van Toorn.

Thursday 9 November, 17.00 – 19.00

17.00 – 17.10. UMA TALKS – an introduction
Welcome and introduction by Cornelia Redeker, Head of Department at Umeå School of Architecture

17.10 – 19.00. Open lecture: Critical Care – Building Feminist Recovery. Lecturer: Elke Krasny from Austria. Introduction by Roemer van Toorn, Professor at Umeå School of Architecture.

Friday 10 November, 16.00 – 18.00
Roundtable conversation with Elke Krasny, Cornelia Redeker, Ele Carpenter (Director of Umarts), and Roemer van Toorn.

About Elke Krasy:
Elke Krasny, PhD, Professor for Art and Education and Head of the Program Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Elke Krasny is a feminist cultural theorist, urban researcher, curator, and author. Her scholarship and her international lectures address ecological and social justice at the global present with a focus on caring practices in architecture, urbanism, curatorial work, and contemporary art.In 2011, Krasny received the Outstanding Artist Award – Women’s Culture. Krasny supervises PhD students working with feminist and queer feminist epistemologies and methodologies in art, architecture, urbanism, and curating. Together with Urska Jurman, she initiated Ecologies of Care. The 2019 exhibition and edited volume Critical Care. Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet, curated and edited together with Angelika Fitz, was published by MIT Press and introduces a care perspective in architecture addressing the anthropogenic conditions of the global present. Together with Angelika Fitz and Marvi Mazhar, she edited the book Yasmeen Lari. Architecture for the Future(MIT Press, 2023) Her book Living with an Infected Planet. Covid-19, Feminism and the Global Frontline of Care introduces feminist worry and feminist hope in order then to develop a feminist cultural theory on pandemic frontline ontologies and feminist recovery plans

About UMA Talks
The UMA Talks are a free and accessible series of events. The series is devoted to advancing architectural discourse from both an international perspective and local perspective, and strives to enable the public, students, teachers, and researchers both within architecture and from other fields to get insight to and participate in the educational activities and academic research taking place at Umeå School of Architecture. Theorist, practitioners, artists, and other relevant guests are invited to speak or to participate in roundtable conversations or similar formats. Read more here

Image at the top: Yasmeen Lari/Heritage Foundation of Pakistan: Sindh Flood. Rehabilitation, Sindh Region, Pakistan, since 2010. © Heritage Foundation of Pakistan

Event type: Lecture

Elke Krasny

Roemer van Toorn
Read about Roemer van Toorn