Tag: Virtual Museum

“Not Your Kind of Artist”: Di-Andre Caprice Davis and the Fluid Mosaic

Di-Andre Caprice Davis , February 13th, 2020

Introduction to the work of Di-Andre Caprice Davis Di-Andre took part in the Fluid Mosaic by creating a 3rd part of her ongoing art project: “Not Your Kind…


“When Paths Are Closed”: Giulia Cavallo on the Fluid Mosaic

Giulia Cavallo , February 12th, 2020

I met Dr. Giulia Cavallo at one of her art exhibitions in Lisbon, Portugal in 2019. For the Fluid Mosaic project she produced a text that is based…


‘The Lines of Destiny’: Leticia Barreto and the Fluid Mosaic

Letícia Barreto , February 11th, 2020

Introduction I met the artist Leticia Barreto in Lisbon, Portugal, during a visit to one of her collective exhibitions. In her contribution to “Fluid Mosaic”, she proposes two…


“L’étranger”: Ariane Benoit on the Fluid Mosaic

Ariane Benoit , February 10th, 2020

Introduction Ariane is an anthropologist and a performer who chose to combine these two disciplines in her professional and personal life. She is now based in Montreal, Canada,…


“Porous Borders”: José Reyes on the Fluid Mosaic

José Reyes , January 31st, 2020

Introduction José Reyes is a researcher and an activist. In his contribution here, he offers us an exercise of autoethnography (Adams et al.)[1], a research method in which…


“In Transit”: Wong Kwang Lin on the Fluid Mosaic

Kwan Lin Wong , January 30th, 2020

Introduction Wong Kwang Lin is an anthropologist and a dancer based in Singapore. K.L. Wong asked her colleagues and friends to create a collective choreography that brings together…


“On Fluid Mosaic”: Rodell Warner

Rodell Warner , January 29th, 2020

Introduction I met Rodell Warner in Trinidad while he was collaborating at Alice Yard art residency in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies and then a second time when…


“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, so I Got Me Some”: Katie Numi Usher on the Fluid Mosaic

Katie Numi Usher , January 28th, 2020

Introduction I met Katie Numi Usher during a conference in London in 2018; she was invited as the winner of that year’s Bridget Jones Travel Award. K. N….


On the ‘Fluid Mosaic’

Maica Gugolati , January 28th, 2020

Introduction The theme of the Fluid mosaic offers an interdisciplinary journey, as Homi Bhabha would say (Bhabha 1994)[1] in-between different domains, such as visual art, dance, poetry, performance,…


What Frames? What Geopolitics? Photographing Afghan Kyrgyz Migration Routes

Tobias Marschall , December 17th, 2019

Following a photo exhibition on Afghan Kyrgyz migration routes staged at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva, this virtual exhibition ponders on problems of…


Wissen/Schaffen: From #Fieldwork to #Exhibition – A photo essay

Susan Ossman , January 25th, 2018

In 2016-17, I did fieldwork on the materials of scholarship at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, an institute of advanced study. For this investigation, I worked with “the stuff…


Welcome to the Instabition! #EmergingDigitalPractices

Minke Nouwens , November 20th, 2017

Dear Allegra readers, welcome to this week’s new #thread on emerging digital practices! Today’s post introduces not only this theme but also me, Minke Nouwens, Allegra’s newly appointed ‘M…


Protest Matters! #AAA2017 Installation and Virtual Museum

Siobhán McGuirk , October 25th, 2017

Protest Matters! is an interactive temporary museum of protest objects that will run in conjunction with the AAA meetings in Washington DC next month. The project invites academics,…


“EUER WEH”: Accra station woe

Michael Stasik , April 14th, 2017

EUER WEH – German for ‘your woe‘, reads the car inscription on the bonnet. An unwitting meaning, residue of the former German fire truck, which had FEUERWEHR written…


Ivory Tower #Slow

Ghassan Hage , July 18th, 2016

From the poetic notes written this morning for today’s opening lecture – I communicated this but not as ‘poetically’: A PhD today is an anachronism. It is hard…


University Destruction INC! RIP University of Helsinki

Miia Halme-Tuomisaari , April 29th, 2016

Today is a black day in the ongoing the destruction of Finnish universities, particularly the University of Helsinki! Under the the pretence of austerity the University will be…


#Pragmatism & the Magic Book for Nuclear Power

Vincent Ialenti , March 3rd, 2016

This is a brightly colored South Korean pro-nuclear children’s book adorned with friendly animals dancing around a light bulb in front of a nuclear power plant. The title…


Breakfast in Aidland: Quotidian Relations and Structural Contradictions

Astrid Jamar , February 19th, 2016

I walked out of my bedroom to a table garnished with exotic fruits, freshly pressed juice, bread and coffee. During breakfast in Aidland, I usually was occupied with…


Picture of a House – toward the ethnography of the academia

Miia Halme-Tuomisaari , January 15th, 2016

There was a time when universities were modelled after churches. Today their designs echo temples of different kinds – namely corporate headquarters. In light of what is going…


#SommerWende: Art/Science of #postsocialism

AVMOFA: University Bucket

Sonja Trifuljesko , June 26th, 2015

Universities have a long history. Buckets even longer. Nevertheless, perhaps not many times in the past have universities and buckets crossed each other’s paths. This is a story…



Priya Swamy , June 24th, 2015

It is the early(ish) stages of my fieldwork among Hindus from Suriname living in the Netherlands. I am reluctantly attending a question and answer period with a well-known…