Update: This talk is now posted on YouTube, and embedded below.
Apolonija Šušteršič will talk about gardening as a method in the process of production of space. She has initiated and been involved in several urban garden projects that she will present. The Hustadt project is one, a process consisting of a series of projects taking place in Hustadt, Bochum (Ruhr Area, Germany). Composed of several parts; the research of the existing situation that includes many formal and informal meetings, discussions, and workshops with people living in Hustadt, portrays its social and community driven objectives.
Apolonija Šušteršič is an architect and visual artist. She is a professor in art and public space at Khio in Norway. Her work is related to a critical analysis of space; usually focused at the processes and relationships between institutions, cultural politics, urban planning and architecture. Her broad-ranging interest starts at phenomenological study of space and continues its investigation into social and political nature of our living environment. She usually makes extensive research into specific situations found on location, which she uses as a starting point of her project. The result isn’t only presented as analytical criticism but it produces in itself already a suggestion for the future. She pursues new possibilities and makes proposals from a hybrid point of view that ranges beyond art and architecture, making socially committed works naturally taking the form of everyday life activity. Her practice is imbedded within trans-disciplinary discourse and usually includes collaborations with other professionals such as architects, urban planners, curators, sociologists, etc.
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