The Knight's Move: Irit Rogoff

Unbounded - Limits' Possibilities

Friday 30 March 2012, 8 pm
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Entrance: € 5,- (or pay in Time/Bank Hour Notes)
Language: English
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Over the past few years our understanding of what can be contained within a boundary line has shifted considerably. Within the systems of globalisation, neither labour nor capital can be bound in relation to a location. Similarly in the political rhetorics of ‘the war on terrorism', claims for borders that ensure national security have proven unsustainable while in the intellectual world of trans-disciplinarity , thought cannot be contained within traditional boundaries of its own genealogy. Thus, the conditions of our lives and the means of critically thinking them out have converged in this moment of the ‘unbounded'. In her lecture Irit Rogoff will explore the critical ‘unbounding' of that which is conventionally perceived within sets of strictly delineated frameworks and sets them up in dialogue with a series of contemporary artistic practices.

Irit Rogoff is a professor at Goldsmiths, University of London in the department of Visual Cultures, which she founded in 2002. Her research interests include issues of geography, globalization, post-colonial and post-migratory conditions. She frequently writes and publishes about contemporary art and public and curatorial methods, like in Terra Infirma - Geography's Visual Culture (2001) and Unbounded - Limits' Possibilities (2010). In 2006 she was the curator of Learning from the museum by the Van Abbe Museum, as part of the international Academy project, investigating the museum as an ever-growing archive of  experiences, histories and dynamic processes, extending the borders of the traditional museum display.

The Knight's Move
The Knight's Move is a series of lectures by eminent international speakers who stand out by their unusual, enlightening and inspirational visions concerning the city, urbanity, the public domain, and community. Just as the knight moves in an atypical and unusual way across the chessboard, Stroom Den Haag likewise wants to cut across all disciplines and thus stimulate rethinking the city.

Media partner of this lecture series: De Groene Amsterdammer

Season 2012 of The Knight's Move is made possible in part by the Netherlands Architecture Fund and is a collaboration with the Flemish Architecture Institute.

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Irit Rogoff
Karl Valentin as Schwerer Reiter
photo: © Schloss Wahn
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