Concerning the Curatorial - A Lecture by Professor Irit Rogoff
In this lecture Professor Rogoff will discuss the factors that led to establishing the Curatorial / Knowledge programme at Goldsmiths, University of London. The lecture will outline the programme’s progression and transformations over the years, why it might have already fulfilled its aims and why - under current conditions – it does not seem as necessary as it once was.
At stake here is the term ‘curatorial’, which does not seem capable of capturing a more contemporary understanding of the way we work now. This leads us to a presentation of a new project The European Forum for Advanced Practices in which such ways of working have been addressed and expressed in the term ‘advanced practices’.
Professor Rogoff is at Aalto University to accept an honorary doctorate for her achievements in the field.Irit Rogoff is a writer, educator, curator and organiser. She is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London, a department she founded in 2002. Rogoff works at the meeting ground between contemporary practices, politics and philosophy. Her current work is on new practices of knowledge production and their impact on modes of research, under the title of The Way We Work Now (forthcoming). As part of the collective freethought Rogoff was one of the artistic directors of the Norwegian Triennial The Bergen Assembly, 2016.