Communist Hauntings

Aesthetics of Disruption.

1989 and 2020

We look at how the Covid 19 pandemic as an unexpected crisis of global scale brings back and resuscitates experiences of the 1989/1991 transitions in Central Eastern Europe and globally. We explore how these revived post-communist sentiments and encounters provide powerful material for alternative accounts of the crisis of Europe and global neoliberalism today.

As a transdisciplinary project Communist Hauntings brings together a group of artists, critical theorists, and social scientists who seek to give a contemporary account of the post-communist experience by investigating and discussing the aesthetics of post-communist bodies, places and archives and their particular emergence in pandemic times.

  • Communist Hauntings – Event
    Friday, 28th of May 2021 (online) – hosted by the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Contributors: Lina Dzuverovic, Igor Grubic, Esther Leslie, Francisco Martinez, Michal Murawski, Liene Ozolina, Nada Prlja, Joanna Rajkowska, Magda Schmukalla The breakdown of Soviet-type communismContinue reading “Communist Hauntings – Event”

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