Streaming Culture / Art & Politics: Miodrag Mitrasinovic and Carin Kuoni in conversation

Conversation Tue 27 Oct 2009 6.30PM-8.30PM Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, Ground Floor
Free admission
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Refuting all notions of serious scholarship, Mitrasinovic and Kuoni tackle three big ideastime, place and wordin little over an hours time. From their respective fields of architecture and urbanism (Mitrasinovic) and art and politics (Kuoni), each presents three case studies for the audiences delight and their counterparts contemplation. The quick exchange will present examples of interdisciplinary practices that take into account current ideas about public space and social engagement.

Miodrag Mitrasinovic is an architect, author and Associate Professor at The School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School for Design, where he currently serves as Dean and was previously the Chair of Urban and Transdisciplinary Design. His professional and scholarly work has been published internationally, including the Journal of Architecture and Building Science of the Architectural Institute of Japan, LArchitecture dAujourdhui, and Metropolis. He is the author of Total Landscape, Theme Parks, Public Space (Ashgate 2006), and co-editor of Travel, Space, Architecture (Ashgate 2009).

Carin Kuoni is director of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School. From 1998 to 2003, she was director of exhibitions at Independent Curators International (iCI), and from 1992 to 1997 director of The Swiss Institute. An independent curator and art critic, Kuoni has curated many exhibitions of contemporary international art including "The Puppet Show" (co-curated with Ingrid Schaffner, 2008) and "OURS: Democracy in the Age of Branding," presented at Parsons The New School for Design in 2009.

Presented as part of "Streaming Culture / Art & Politics," a new interdivisional initiative organized by Victoria Vesna, Visiting Professor (UCLA) and Director of Research, School of Art, Media & Technology, Parsons The New School of Design, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

About Streaming Culture / Art & Politics
The New School comprises eight different schools with hundreds of programs in the visual and performing arts, design, the humanities, public policy, and the social sciences. This lecture series pairs faculty from the various schools and their guests, to discuss some of the pressing issues facing their fields, and to explore common grounds between aesthetic and political practices. Hailing from all New School divisions, the speakers will inspire students, colleagues and the public to connect across disciplines.

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Presented on occasion of the Vera List Center's 2009-2010 program theme "Speculating on Change."


Carin Kuoni
, independent curator, art critic and Director, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School

Miodrag Mitrasinovic, architect, author and Dean, The School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School for Design