Social Context gathers and shares the work and thoughts of artists, critical thinkers and socially engaged actors, who work with the social context they live in and who challenge today's sociopolitical state of things.
Posted: Jul / 2014
The second and final Social Context conference was held in Dubrovnik on May 9 and 10 2014. Two days with inspiring lectures at Art Workshop Lazareti was complemented by Siniša Labrović’s performance ‘Cruising’ in the streets of the old town and a visit to Srđ, the hill overlooking the city of Dubrovnik and the subject of one of the conference lectures given by the local initiative group ‘Srđ Je Naš’.
Posted: May / 2014
Friday May 9 and Saturday May 10 2014 Art Workshop Lazareti in Dubrovnik will host the second SC Conference. For the full programme, please click the link below.
Posted: Mar / 2014
For all of you who didn't make it to the Social Context conference in Copenhagen in September, video presentations from the conference are now published at the SC Channel (find it in the top menu at this site). We will update with more videos in the coming weeks.
For now you can watch:
Renata Salecl - "Ignorance and the denial of the possibility of social change"
Srećko Horvat - "Is Spring the shortest season?"
Sinisa Labrović - the performance "Leisure"
Tone Olaf Nielsen and Morten Goll - "Trampoline House Building a Refugee Justice Space with Tools from Socio-Politically Engaged Art, Migrant Activism, and the Asylum Reform Movement"
Go to channel
Posted: Sep / 2013
As part of the Social Context conference in Copenhagen Jakob Jakobsen will guide an urban walk through the district of Nørrebro. The walk will focus on the urban development of the area in light of the numerous historical struggles that characterize this traditionally working class neighborhood, struggles that are still on-going relating to the push for gentrification that haunts Nørrebro at present.
We will start at 16.00 at Skt Hans Torv, 2200 Nørrebro, Copenhagen.
Join us. Registration is not required.
Posted: Sep / 2013
Please note the new location for the Copenhagen conference:
“Multisalen”, Karen Blixens Vej 1, building 21 (ground floor) - still located at the university of Copenhagen Amager (KUA)
Posted: Jan / 2013
Thursday September 26 2013 the Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities, will be hosting the international conference Social Context, inviting artists and academic & critical thinkers to explore how to participate in processes of socio-political change in Europe anno 2013.
Groups and individuals from Croatia, Denmark and Slovenia will present cases of organisational initiatives, art works and curatorial projects as well as contextual and theoretical perspectives on the geographic, socio-political and societal settings.
The speakers and performers are: Jakob Jakobsen, Morten Goll & Tone Olaf Nielsen, Platforma 9,81, publik, Renata Salecl, Siniša Labrović, Slaven Tolj, Srećko Horvat, Teodor Celakoski and Thomas Højrup.
Read more and register for the conference here.