News: Aug 26, 2016
In autumn 2016 celebrated artist and scholar Alda Terracciano will be visiting researchers at the Department of Cultural Sciences (KUV) at the University of Gothenburg (UGOT). One of the Embracing the Archives (EA) cluster leaders, and working as artist, curator, researcher and cultural archivist, Terracciano’s oeuvre is influential and collaborative. Over the years she has worked with culturally diverse communities in Britain and internationally, placing the theme of migration centre stage in her practice both as an artist and as activist. Her previous work includes co-founding Future Histories, an arts and heritage organisation and the first archive of African, Asian and Caribbean performing arts in the UK. In 2012 Alda presented her multisensory installation Streets of… 7 cities in 7 minutes during the London Olympic Games, and in 2016 she curated the installation London’s Digital Ecologies of Collaboration for Creativeworks London, which is currently on tour.
During her stay at KUV Terracciano will partake in the development of the project Sustainable Urbanisation 4.0: Digital, Collaborative, Participatory, and Democratic Engagement with Gothenburg Cultures 1621-2021. The project is a collaboration between researchers from the Faculty of Arts at Gothenburg University, Centre for Digital Humanities, and local and international partners. It establishes a network of cultural research and public participation, whose results and activities will be freely accessible on a digital platform that also functions as database and interface. The aim is to present new and empirically verified results about past and present urban cultures of Gothenburg, and to post, share, and collaboratively create results and sources about these processes digitally. Project leaders are Mats Jönsson from KUV, Cecilia Lindhé from Centre for Digital Humanities and EA, and Astrid von Rosen from KUV and EA.
Read more about Alda’s work here: http://www.aldaterra.com
Originally published on: criticalheritagestudies.gu.se