Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Ana Džokić

(PhD Candidate 2011-2017)

Practices of the Essential In-Between

Practices of the Essential In-Between starts from the conviction that in a time of global individualisation and privatisation of space it is essential to build an understanding of the importance of common space – the space people can potentially share and create through their personal engagement.  The project relates to the dissolution of welfare system, and anticipates the post-neoliberal condition – mostly from a European perspective. It explores the minimal spatial or conceptual devices to catalyse and guide shared formation of urban space. The focus is on an architectural/artistic practice as a way to exercise such an approach, building upon and elaborating from the practice STEALTH.unlimited by Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen.

Departing from knowledge and experience gained from activities undertaken in the on-going practice, the project engages in a number of speculative extrapolations that restage potentials of these activities. In other words: what could they possibly become, if set in or approached through altered conditions? Such a research expedition looks to further articulate three levels of “in-between”: the position of a practice as a mediator, the device as an instrument for an engagement, and the common space as a result from this.’

Public defence: 29 May 2017 at 13.00 in Muralen, Royal Institute of Art.

Link to the documented artistic research project (doctoral thesis).

'(Dis)assembled' project at Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Summer 2011 © STEALTH.unlimited

(Dis)assembled project at Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Summer 2011, © STEALTH.unlimited

Collaboration between the Royal Institute of Art and Konstnärliga forskarskolan/Lund University.