Aesthetics as Technique and Spatial Occupation in Hybrid Political Regimes
CBEES Advanced Seminar with Tihomir Topuzovski, Interdisciplinary Programme Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, and Editor-in-chief of the Journal “The Large Glass”
Speaker: Tihomir Topuzovski, Interdisciplinary Programme Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, and Editor-in-chief of the Journal “The Large Glass”
Discussant: Irina Seits, Postdoctoral Researcher in Aesthetics, CBEES, Södertörn University
Chair: Mark Bassin, Professor of History of Ideas, CBEES, Södertörn University
The lecture presents a reflection on aesthetics within the wider understanding of the role of political rhythms in hybrid regimes, states that are neither liberal democracies nor closed authoritarian systems, and further presents an idea of how a political establishment disposes a new set of spatial practices through the field of aesthetics. It provides some empirical background by examining various projects in Skopje, North Macedonia and Belgrade, Serbia which can shed light on the use of aesthetics as a technique for spatial occupation. This lecture can contribute to the ongoing debates about the relationship between politics, spatiality, and aesthetics.
About the speaker:
Tihomir Topuzovski received his doctoral degree from the University of Birmingham in the UK. He also has two BAs in Philosophy and Art, and an MA in Art, and has received numerous academic achievement awards and research grants. His research is at the intersection of philosophy, politics and the visual arts. Topuzovski currently works as an interdisciplinary Programme Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje and is editor-in-chief of the journal “The Large Glass”. His latest work includes a book Newman S. & Topuzovski T. (2021) “The Posthuman Pandemic”, Bloomsbury Academic; and a contribution of chapter to an edited book: Topuzovski, T &. Andres, L. (2020) “Political protest, temporary urbanism and the deactivation of urban spaces”, Springer.
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Meeting ID: 630 3614 1624