Sessions 2019-20 Critical Studies

Critical Studies

As the planet burns and neoliberal austerity grinds on, politics has taken a hard right turn in many countries. Will the Left rise again? Can critical art be heard without it? Our guest speakers help us to make sense of contemporary complexities and possible responses. The objective of the CCC Public Seminar is to offer a transversal platform to the CCC students, and to all students of HEAD as well as the general public of Geneva, with specific focus on debating research practices of urgent relevance for the field of contemporary art practices. Each year, the CCC Public Seminar is conceptualized by a particular approach for discussion at CCC. In 2019/20, the approach will be defined through the Critical Studies seminar, which sets out to rethink the places of art in social, political, and planetary crisis.

Monday, 2 December, 2019
An indigenous University in Colombian Amazonia
Ursula Biemann in conversation with Mabe Bethônico

Wednesday, 19 February, 2020
Act Two: Resistance — Democracies Have Been Hacked. We Can Hack Back.
Bureau de Crise

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 (live-stream Q&A)
Globalisation, Phase III: The Global Social Reproduction Crisis
Angela Dimitrakaki

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 (live-stream Q&A)
Climate Propagandas
Jonas Staal