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  • What is a school: #3 Future Intimacies

    Online conversation between: Krisztián Gábor Török, Marianna Dobkowska and Kasia Właszczyk

    9th of December 2020

    What kinds of spaces and social relations do we demand and desire to practice shared modes of learning? Touching on institutional, formal and informal modes of intimacy, Krisztián Gábor Török and Marianna Dobkowska talk about their respective work as well as recent collaborative practice to discuss histories, current structures, and future possibilities of collective study and critical pedagogy within Central and Eastern European context.

    link: https://fb.watch/2JqVdH3Xkr/

    Participants:

    Krisztián Gábor Török is a curator, researcher and writer from the Pannonian Plains. Currently, he is the co-editor of Minitremu Art Camp Exercise book. Recently, in collaboration with Daniel Godinez Nívon, he was a participant of the Re–Directing: East x Empathic Pedagogies seminar: Future Intimacies. In 2019, he was a Curatorial Fellow at Swimming Pool Sofia Curatorial School: Collaborative Practices. His writings appeared in “Flash Art”, Idea Art + Society, Solitude Journal, “NERO” and “RevistArta”.

    Marianna Dobkowska is an art historian and curator based in Warsaw. She understands the curatorial practice as a tool for building relations, bringing together practices from the fields of visual and performing arts, education and activism. She is co-curating a residency program of the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw – one of the leading residency programs in Central Europe. Recently she curated a seminar Re-Directing: East x Empathic Pedagogies: Future Intimacies (October 2020) and edited Things We Do Together. Post-reader (to be released soon by Mousse Publishing and U-jazdowski).

    Kasia Właszczyk is a London-based cultural worker and part of Kem School. She holds an MA in History of Art from University College London and was part of the Curatorial Team of Rights of Future Generations – the first iteration of Sharjah Architecture Triennial (2019), with prior positions as Assistant to the Director at Ashkal Alwan (2016-2018), and Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery (2015-2016).

    The project is financed by the Capital City of Warsaw as part of the ‘Centrum Jasna’ program.