Aesthetic Seminar. Underneath and Above the South Only Cosmos
Nikos Papastergiadis. Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures, based at The University of Melbourne. He is a Professor in the School of Culture and Communication at The University of Melbourne and founder – with Scott McQuire – of the Spatial Aesthetics research cluster.
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This lecture will explore the ways the ideas of the South have shifted from the geo-political anti-colonial, pro-development genre, to the cultural-aesthetic regime of transnational hospitality and inter-local affinities. However, whether we zoom in or zoom out, there is always another kind of attention that is often missed, it is the creative practice, the act of making a space attractive to the other, and this is a cosmos, or else we could see this as the world making function of art.
The lecture is open to the public.
Speaker: Nikos Papastergiadis