DNA #25 THE NEW INSTITUTION

Bernd Scherer (editor), Gigi Argyropoulou, Maria Hlavajova, Olaf Nicolai, Adania Shibli and Eyal Weizmann (contributors)

740 THB

 

Description

English

2022
Published by Spector Books (Leipzig, Germany)
Printed by Gutenberg Beuys Feindruckerei GambH
Germany

23 x 15 cm, 80 pages, color, offset, glue bound, softcover
Designed by Malin Gewinner, Hannes Drißner and Lyosha Kritsouk

Cultural and academic institutions have been in crisis for quite some time now. In many cases, they still refer to a canon that has been made obsolete by global developments—in particular, by new voices from the Global South. Their modes of knowledge production operate within disciplinary bounds that can no longer cope with the Anthropocene’s radical processes of change, and their self-referential paradigms have ceased to reflect social change and the needs of society. Against this backdrop, the book discusses new counter-institutional practices and concepts, examining specific examples that reframe intellectual and pragmatic responses to concrete situations of societal conflict and demonstrate a new connection between social, aesthetic, and academic forms of work based on integrative, multi-perspectival approaches that transcend existing divides.

This publication is part of the HKW project Das Neue Alphabet (2019—2022), supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.