The Introduction to the Seminar (March 13, 2013)
Seminar 1_ Irit Rogoff and Joanna Rajkowska
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies / eMigrating Landcapes Project
invites you for a lecture
Discussion afterword will be held by Joanna Rajkowska
Wednesday 13 March 2013, 5-7 pm.
Room Senior Common Room, 4th floor
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW
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About the lecture:
Like the structure of language that relies on negative differentiation so does cartography rely of division and navigation. Derrida’s statement that “Boundaries, whether narrow or expanded are nothing more that the limits of the possible” exemplifies this perception of national geographies.
Geography is knowledge – who we are, where we are – what our heritages and allegiances are – has always been linked to geography. The proposed concept of ‘exhausted geographies’ is a concept that is trying to work against the grain of both the boundaries of the possible and of location as the site of identity and knowledge.
Irit Rogoff is a writer, curator, and organizer working at the intersection of contemporary art, critical theory, and emergent political manifestations. She is Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, London University where she heads the PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge program and the MA in Global Arts program. Rogoff has written extensively on geography, globalization, and contemporary participatory practices in the expanded field of art. A collection of recent essays, Unbounded—Limits’ Possibilities, is published in 2012 with e-flux journal/ Sternberg and her new book, Looking Away—Participating Singularities, Ontological Communities, comes out in 2013. Rogoff lives and works in London.