HTX talk with Rosario Talevi

Rosario Talevi: “Making Futures… Things to Make and Do”
Tuesday, October 1, 2-3 pm in W1

In Reclaiming Work, Beyond the Wage-based Society, André Gorz suggests that unlike conditioning, indoctrination and training, education aims essentially at bringing out individuals the autonomous capacity to take charge of themselves, that is to say, the capacity to become the subject of their relation to themselves, the world and others. Moreover, he argues that this cannot be taught, but has to be stimulated. Relating this to education in spatial practices open various questions: How might we learn about the contemporary urban condition and the relation of the subject within it? What educational formats are needed to stimulate future imaginaries of what it might mean to become a spatial practitioner? And how should the agency of such practice be understood?

Rosario Talevi is a research associate at Berlin University of the Arts and a long-term collaborator in Raumlabor. She is interested in critical spatial practice, transformative pedagogies and feminist futures, which she applies through various spatial, editorial and curatorial strategies. Her projects include Formats of Care (Vienna/Berlin, 2019), a convening of feminist practitioners asking “What makes a format a format of care?”; The Parasitic Reading Room (Istanbul, 2018); a set of nomadic and spontaneous reading spaces that took place throughout the city; and Latent Infrastructures (Vienna, 2017) a prototype for socially-engaged artistic infrastructures located at the former Nordbahnhof.