Friday, March 21, 2008


OPEN DIALOGUES: NEW LIFE BERLIN is a critical writing initiative exploring online and offline communities during the NEW LIFE BERLIN Festival in June 2008.

Through the OPEN DIALOUGES program, we are asking local and international writers to participate in the development of critical responses to the NEW LIFE BERLIN Festival.

In collaboration with the participating writers, OPEN DIALOGUES: NEW LIFE BERLIN will investigate the implications and role of critical writing as discourse and practice. We will explore critical writing in relation to communities of contemporary art, and develop organic responses to the Festival as it unfolds.

We are looking for writers of all ages to participate. You will need to be fluent in written and spoken English (you will also have the opportunity to write in German), have a strong interest in contemporary art practice and be willing to write accessibly for art and non-art audiences. You will also need to have a minimum of a university degree (BA) in a related field.

More here.

Monday, May 22, 2006

"Each of us is several, is many, is a profusion of selves. So that the self who disdains his surroundings is not the same as the self who suffers or takes joy in them. In the vast colony of our being there are many species of people who think and feel in different ways."

Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet, 1914.

About Me

Writer & critic; Guest Professor in Theory and Practice-Based Research at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm; Senior Professor in Research Design at the Sint-Lucas School of Architecture, Brussels & Ghent; Senior Researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Stockholm.