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18. October 2023 — Read / Interview

Alternative Histories and Translocal Echoes — An Interview with Musquiqui Chihying and Gregor Kasper

Musquiqui Chihying and Gregor Kasper’s film “The Guestbook” can currently be seen in our series on China as part of the “Counterpoints” project here on voices. The curator of the series, Mia Yu, interviewed them for us.

10. February 2023 — Read / Article

Revolutionary Romances: Into the Cold - Alternative Trajectories into (Post-)Communist Europe

On 13 October 2022, the Albertinum of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden hosted the conference “Revolutionary Romances: Into the Cold – Alternative Artistic Trajectories into (Post-)Communist Europe.” A report by Julia Tatiana Bailey and Christopher Williams-Wynn.

13. December 2022 — Read / Article

WPC Academy "Lessons Learned? Transcultural Perspectives in Curating and Pedagogies"

How is what we commonly call "global" being shaped, and what part do museums actually play in this process? The term "worlding" is used to describe the ongoing formation and reshaping of the global as a multi-perspective process in which a wide variety of regional positions are involved. This summer, a conference titled "Worlding Public Cultures: The Arts and Social Innovation (WPC)" took place at the Japanisches Palais, which dealt with the museum contributions to the globalization process as understood according to this concept.

13. October 2022 — Read / Article

The Children of Marx in the Land of Hồ Chí Minh: Quang Trung housing complex in Vinh City, Vietnam

The annihilation of Vinh City by US bomb raids offered an opportunity for experimental planning and for transforming the small industrial town into a model socialist city. The GDR’s ambitious task of comprehensive reconstruction involved working collectively on both the creation of a master plan and its realization in built form. Christina Schwenkel on the Quang Trung housing complex.

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