Lecture by Elke Krasny

Critical Care. Architecture

EDHEA is pleased to welcome the international curator and theorist Elke Krasny. At the end of a two-day workshop for MAPS - Master of Arts in Public Spheres students, she delivered an online lecture open to everyone.

Elke Krasny

Elke Krasny, PhD, Professor for Art and Education and Head of the Department of Education in the Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Krasny’s scholarship, academic writings, curatorial work, and international lectures address questions of care at the present historical conjuncture with a focus on emancipatory and transformative practices in art, curating, architecture and urbanism. The 2019 exhibition and edited volume Critical Care. Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet, curated and edited together with Angelika Fitz, was published by MIT Press and introduces a care perspective in architecture addressing the anthropocenic conditions of the global present. Her 2020 essay ‘In-Sorge-Bleiben. Care-Feminismus für einen infizierten Planeten‘ develops a care-ethical perspective for pandemic times and was published by transcript in Michael Volkmer’s and Karin Werner’s volume Die Corona-Gesellschaft.

Krasny's research-based curatorial work The Force is in the Mind. The Making of Architecture was shown at the Architecture Centre Vienna in 2008. Her field research on Canadian architectural practices was presented in the exhibition Penser tout haut. Faire l’Architecture at the Centre de Design of UQAM in Montréal in 2010 and subsequently The Making of Architecture was shown at the Dalhousie University School of Architecture in Halifax in 2011. In 2011-2012 she was Visiting Artist at the Audain Gallery Vancouver and together with the Downtown Eastside Women's Center DEWC worked on the process-oriented exhibition Mapping the Everyday. Neighbourhood Claims for the Future. Krasny curated the research-based exhibition Hands-On Urbanism in 2012 which originated at the Architecture Centre Vienna and was shown internationally, including venues like the Museum for Contemporary Art Leipzig the 2012 Venice Biennale, the Architecture Gallery Dessa in Ljubljana, the Moravian Gallery in Brno, the Urban Space Gallery Toronto, by d.talks in Calgary, and at the Kibel Gallery, School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation University of Maryland. Krasny's exhibition Suzanne Lacy’s International Dinner Party in Feminist Curatorial Thought was shown at ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland in 2015 and subsequently at the 13th International Architecture Humanities Research Association Conference, Architecture, Ecologies, Economies, Technologies & Feminisms at KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden in 2016 Krasny together with Angelika Fitz curated the research project and exhibition Care+Repair in the context of the 2017 Vienna Biennale.


Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time: 4:30 pm
Language: English