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 – EventFriday, 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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