The conversation with Stefanie Heraeus will touch upon possible strategies that challenge the archive, appropriate the museum space, produce alternative knowledge and rethink education. And in doing so, they will discuss how the museum can become a meeting space that allows us to deal with what has happened, to negotiate what this means for the present and how to imagine a future that is more than merely the extension of the present.
Nora Sternfeld is an art mediator and curator. Since January 2018, she is documenta professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, coming from a previos position as professor of Curating and Mediating Art at Aalto University (Helsinki), where she taught from 2012 to 2018. Additionally, she is co-director of the /ecm – Master course in Exhibition Theory and Practice at the University of Applied Arts (Vienna), as well as one of the driving forces behind ‘Schnittpunkt. Exhibition Theory & Practice’; co-founder and partner of ‘trafo.K, Office for Education, Art and Critical Knowledge Production’ (Vienna); and since 2011 part of ‘freethought, Platform for Research, Education and Production’ (London). In this context, she was also one of the artistic directors of the Bergen Assembly 2016. She publishes regularly on contemporary art, exhibitions, historical politics, educational theory and anti-racism.