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Traversing Topologies: Invitation and Program 25 September 2021 - Lucerne School of Art and Design, HSLU

SARN to conference 

Traversing Topologies
Imagining worlds and knowledge with/through artistic research 


Date: 25 September 2021, 10-18h

Location: Lucerne School of Art and Design, Aktionshalle, Nylsuisseplatz 1, 6020 Emmenbrücke

Registration: *Admission only with a valid Covid certificate.

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As an experimental form of conferencing Traversing Topologies: Imagining worlds and knowledge with/through artistic research is interested in ways of experiencing real topologies in alignment with the numerous versions of their abstraction and generalization. With decentralized actions, walks, performances, and interventions, the conference explores mental, geographical, and digital landscapes, and in the process designs forward-looking perspectives for artistic research and knowledge configurations.

“To conference” means finding a way to get together, sharing experiences, approaches, methods, processes and results. The conference connects three linguistic regions (Central Switzerland, Valais and Ticino), reveals geographical and disciplinary fringes and takes place both online and in real space.


Program 25 September 2021

Introduction, Inputs + Discussion  

10.00     Rachel Mader : Welcome and Introduction  

Sarah Kolb: Topologies of Artistic Research. Notes on the Transformative Turn in Art  

Kadiatou Diallo: Topographies  

Jens Badura: The genius of place – outline of an aesthetic topology  

11.10     Discussion



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