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5 TOPICS RARELY DISCUSSED IN ARCHITECTURE
ECA asked James Taylor-Foster, curator at ArkDes, Swedens national centre for architecture and design and ECA lecturer, to reflect upon 5 topics that we need to be discussing now but don't.

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5 TOPICS RARELY DISCUSSED IN ART
Cultural entrepreneur Nina Comini boldly discusses most pressing industry issues with artist Rene Rietmeyer.

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WHY EXPLORING THE CITY IS A POLITICAL ACT
Who is eligible to use certain spaces? What defines public space and who owns and allows access to it? Who has the right to the city? How does architecture and urban planning influence people's everyday lives? Who benefits from it, who is left behind? The paper by Christian Haid and Lukas Staudinger tries to find the answers to these questions. Christian and Lukas are lecturers and supervisors of the City Lab Venice at European Cultural Academy, and founders of POLIGONAL Office for Urban Communication in Berlin.

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AFRICA IN VENICE - Politics of Space

by Rikke Jørgensen and Jelili Atiku
SPECIAL COURSE, 13-17 MAY, 2019

AFRICA IN VENICE is a course that will give you a historical overview of African participation in the Venice Biennale from 1922 until today. The course will focus on a geopolitical approach to the global contemporary art scene.
Together with leading figures of the biennale we will investigate what role contemporary African art is currently playing in big European and North American art exhibitions and events. What is the relation between the global and the local narrative in the contemporary art world of today? What does a pavilion mean in terms of representation? What is the relationship between art and politics?

The course aims to give you an insight into the history of the biennale and the politics of representation at the same time as you will gain crucial knowledge about and experience with the contemporary African art scene of today.
On March 7, 2019 ECA hosted the first edition of TEDx San Marco at Palazzo Michiel.
As an educational institution that advocates for honesty and insights in the cultural industries, it only seems natural to us to invite important stakeholders in Italy to allow its stories to be heard for a large online community such as TEDx.
Our aim is to provide insights from multiple angles into the cultural industries such as galleries, museums, the biennale and its collateral events.

Videos will be published soon.


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