Talks


Invited Talks & Conference Papers

Ecologies of Decay: Engaging with the Post-industrial ruins of Southeast Europe, presented at the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), Robinson College, Cambridge, 8-10 April 2022.

Commoning the Post-socialist Ruins, invited public talk, PPV (Perverting the Power Vertical: Politics and Aesthetics in the Global East), UCL SSEES’s FRINGE Centre, 26 October 2021.

The Ghost that Returns: Remembering Trans-connectivity in the Post-socialist Space, presented at the Memory Studies Association Fifth Annual Conference, Warsow, 5-9 July 2021.

Commoning the “Cracks”: Memory Activism in Curatorial Practices, presented at the conference Memories in Transit, the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movemement, University of Cambridge, 15-16 April 2021.

Collective Curating in the Post-communist Space, presented at the conference 1989’s Loose Ends, UCL, London, 7-8 November 2019.

From Trauma to Memory Activism: Collective Interventions in Public Spaces of Violence, presented at the London Conference of Critical Thought, London, 5-6 July 2019.

The Curatorial in Times & Spaces of Ruination: Reclaiming Post-industrial decay in the Balkan, presented at the Memory Studies Association Annual Conference, Madrid, 25-28 June 2019.

In Re-Search of the Traumatic through Curatorial Practice, presented at the CARU (Contemporary Arts Research Unit) Annual Conference, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 25 November 2018.

Art Collaborations in the Post-Socialist Space: Reclaiming Political Agency Collectively, presented at the 2018 Annual Conference, Association for Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London, 5-7 April 2018.

Collective Curating in the Post-Socialist space: From Kommunalka and Apartment Exhibitions to Self-organisation, presented at the Art and Ideology: 100 Years since the October Revolution conference, Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences, Athens, 3-4 November 2017.

Matter, Material, Immaterial, presented at the European Doctoral Seminar in Culture, Criticism & Creativity, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, 17-18 December 2015.

Where have all the Cyberfeminists gone? presented at the Feminist Duration in Art and Curating conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, 16-17 March 2015.

Made of Flesh and Blood: Performing the Pain, presented at the Radical Negativity conference, Centre for Feminist Research, Goldsmiths, University of London, 13 June 2014.

Cyborg Artists: Body and Identity in Cybernetic Art, presented at The New Sensorium conference, Panteion University of Athens and the University of Toronto’s McLuhan Programme in Culture and Technology, BIOS, Athens, 20-21 April 2012.

Workshops

Early Career Research Camp, CREATe, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, 4-5 May 2017.

The Border Crossing Network, Summer School in Anthropology, Ethnography, and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans, Konitsa, Greece, 25 July – 9 August 2012.

Workshops Led

Affect and Care in Curatorial Practices, public discussion and reading workshop exploring the micro-politics of care and affect in the curatorial. Co-led with curator Nella Janiika Aarne, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2 February 2019.

Post-Scriptum: Feminist Notes in the Postcolonial, reading workshop exploring notions of gender, identity, and borders in Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/ La Frontiera: The Mestiza and Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism, Goldsmiths, University of London, 30 May 2018.

A Semblance of Human Silhouettes, co-organised with PANDO collective (Christian Lübbert and Ashlee Conery) EnclaveLab, August 2016.

Nomadic Translations Reading Group, co-led with Lucy Lopez, on Étienne Balibar’s Stranger as Enemies and Rosi Braidotti’s Nomadic European Citizenship, Jupiter Woods,April 2015.

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