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The Royal Institute of Art’s Research Week 2020

22-25 January

“Meeting Points”

Meeting Points is the overall thematic for the Research Week 2020 programme. The programme offers insights into a number of the current artistic research projects funded by the Swedish Research Council: Annika Larsson, will screen her currently developed film work, Danse Macabre, followed by a talk, Ecstatic Convulsions: Of ‘Oceanic’ Feelings and Political Time, by Kélina Gotman, Reader in Theatre and Performance Studies at King’s College London. Writer and researcher Mara Lee will stage, Public Transport [kollektivtrafik], A Performance Lecture, together with Maria Salah (Actress), Joel Mauricio (Writer/Actor), Arazo Arif (Writer) and Elis Burrau (Writer). Carl Johan Erikson and Björn Larsson present a video installation, a book release for the publication, Handledning för utredningsmän, and holds a conversation with Bengt Andersson, a strict conscientious objector. Painter Filippa Arrias will have a conversation with the Photographer Heléne Schmitz and the Historian of Ideas, Per Johansson. The discussion will cover among many things the traces of the Linnean disciple, Daniel Rolander’s explorations in Surinam during the 18th Century and how the development of art and the natural sciences happened concurrently with colonialism and slavery.

The KKH Research Week 2020 also includes the following events: PhD candidate Oscar Lara will present, Forum Theatre Methods on Street Theatre – Collective Awareness of Unwanted Truths, a collaborative two-year research process where Peruvian Street Comedy becomes one mean to bring up political questions. The street comedians, Jorge Santa Cruz, Kelvin Cordoba and Victor Ledesma, will be present to perform, The Adventures of Chuchupe, a Miner in the Amazon of Peru. PhD candidate Melanie Gilligan will screen and discuss the film Crowds which is based on the hospitality and entertainment industry in Orlando, Florida. The postmaster course Decolonizing Architecture hosts an open workshop in three sections, Collective Learning and Situated Knowledges, based on works in-progress in collaboration with three Stockholm sites: Fisksätra museum, Cyklopen and Konsthall C. The DA particpants are: Rodrigo Albornoz, Milagros Bedoya, Olivia Berkowicz, Marco Cechet, Hannah Clarkson, Cherine Hussein, Nefeli Makrynikola, Konstantina Pappa, Mark Romei, Pauli Rikaniemi, Meryem Saadi, Molly Sjögren, Ying Sun, Matilda Tucker, Didem Yildirim. The course is led by Alessandro Petti, Professor in Architecture with focus on Social Justice, and Marie-Louise Richards, Lecturer in Architecture. Former DA participant, Benas Gerdziunas, will share his multimedia based-research on Rojava : Politics of Space Between Revolution and War. The programme concludes with an invitation from Tatiana Le Pinto, Astrid Eriksson and Tove Möller, to join De-Tour, a bus tour around Stockholm to critically reflect upon recent property developments where investment companies take part.

All presentations take place at the Royal Institute of Art, and are free and open to the public. Only the bus tour requires prebooking and starts from the Old Town.

22/1
10.00-12.00 Annika Larsson & Kélina Gotman: Danse Macabre / Ecstatic Convulsions: Of ‘Oceanic’ Feelings and Political Time (Muralen)
13.30-14.30 Benas Gerdziunas: Rojava: Politics of Space Between Revolution and War (Muralen)
15.00-16.00 Mara Lee, Joel Mauricio, Maria Salah, Arazo Arif, Elis Burrau: Kollektivtrafik: Performance Lecture (Muralen)
16.30-19.30 Decolonizing Architecture + guests: Collective Learning and Situated Knowledges (House 28)

23/1
16.30-19.30 Decolonizing Architecture + guests: Collective Learning and Situated Knowledges (House 28)
18.00-19.30 Carl Johan Erikson & Björn Larsson: Refuse to Kill: Stories of the Conscientious Objectors (Rutiga golvet, main building)

24/1
13.00-14.30 Melanie Gilligan: Crowds (Muralen)
16.30-18.30 Oscar Lara, Jorge Santa Cruz, Kelvin Cordoba, Victor Ledesma: The Adventures of Chuchupe, a Miner in the Amazon of Peru – “Forum Theatre Methods on Street Theatre – Collective Awareness of Unwanted Truths”. (Muralen)
The event has received support from Ministerio de Cultura, Peru: https://www.facebook.com/events/594469804444258/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1579258011806605

25/1
11.45-15.00 Bus Tour: Astrid Eriksson, Tatiana Letier Pinto, Tove Möller: De-Tour:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1003439343363227/