The second dialogue features Laura Amann, a curator, architect, and writer living and working in Vienna. In this event, Amann will consider the changing conditions of public and private space – or to put it more simply how and where we can be socially and culturally intimate – at a time when the pandemic, border regimes, inequality, migration, injustice, and states of economic and ecological insecurity are demanding new ways of being and thinking together.
In recent exhibitions, Amann has examined acts of joy, intimacy, desire, sensuality and care as producing spaces for disobedience and survival. She often operates at the overlaps of art and architecture, mediating between distinct publics, collaborators, and contexts, and generating exchanges between so-called peripheries and centres.
In dialogue with Post Brothers, Amann will reflect on the different scales of institutions in which she is working, and address the ethics and practice of how things are done and organised, as much as the projects themselves. Amann will also share some ongoing work addressing the failures and mutations of architecture today and responding to charged social, political, and temporal contexts.
Curatorial assistance: Ewa Tatar
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.