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The Unforever Parallel

This month, Young Sun Han (Alum Berlin '18) opens his solo show "The Unforever Parallel" at Philadelphia's The Print Centre. Han's was a winning finalist of the prestigious ANNUAL International Competition Solo Shows. Approaching loss from both personal and collective points of view, Han explores his family narratives through the geopolitical history of North and South Korea in the 20th century. His photo-based installations poetically depict the places rooted in these histories. Han shows as…

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Prospecting Ocean: Artistic Research in the Oceanic Anthropocene

Topics of Water: Public Talk As part the spring 2020 public program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), curator Stefanie Hessler (Faculty Berlin '19) and artist Armin Linke will discuss their ongoing research into the intermingled social forces at play in the excavation of the world’s oceans. The talk on 30th March continues the work published in book Prospecting Ocean (MIT PRESS) by Hessler, which includes a visual essay by Linke, released last year. Prospecting Ocean is…

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New Affinities: On Mark Fisher’s Popular Modernism

At the beginning of this year, Jon Lindblom (Faculty Berlin '19) of Modernism Unbound visited Tunisia to speak at New Affinities, a programme that develops Mark Fisher’s concept of popular modernism in Arabic, contextualised by and for the Arab World. With vast public events, New Affinities was designed with the aim of creating an intimate space, domestic in character, exploring the false dichotomy between the experimental/critical and mainstream/popular by presenting examples of popular…

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