Social Context

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.

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Videos at the SC Channel

Videos at the SC Channel

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"

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Urban walk / Wednesday September 25, 16.00 - 17.45

Urban walk / Wednesday September 25, 16.00 - 17.45

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.

New location for the Copenhagen conference

New location for the Copenhagen conference

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)

Invitation and programme

Invitation and programme

Posted: Aug / 2013

Download invitation and programme for the Social Context conference in Copenhagen:

English version Danish version

Sign up for the conference in Copenhagen

Sign up for the conference in Copenhagen

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.