You are warmly welcome to a “Curating as Anti-Racist Practice” book launch on Tuesday 29th of May at the Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Makerspace!


Natalie Bayer, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński
and Nora Sternfeld (eds.)

A new book on the themes of curating, exhibition theory & practice

The anthology Curating as Anti-Racist Practice reflects upon museums and exhibitions from the perspective of postcolonial museology and critical migration and regime research. Beyond critical analysis, this collection of texts is about collecting strategies and forms of action that make it possible to think of curating as anti-racist practice. Using as springboards the intersections between social battlefields and curatorial practices, as well as a focus on agency, this book examines the relationality of struggles for and against representation. Therefore, the focus is on discursive strategies of resistance, contact zones and approaches to re-appropriation.

The book is published by the Department of Art in co-operation with University of Applied Arts Vienna.

The book will be presented by Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński and Nora Sternfeld (editors), Minna Henriksson, Ahmed Al-Nawas, Marianne Niemelä, Christopher Wessels (authors/contributors) and followed by Q&A

Tuesday, 29.05.2018
Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Makerspace
Otaniementie 9, 02150 Espoo



CuMMA paper #28 is published!

We are very happy to announce that “The Bright Lights of the Institution” — the 28th CuMMA paper is out!
The following compilation of texts is an attempt to approach the framework built for the CuMMA seminar ‘Theoretical Frameworks of Curating and Mediating Art’ in autumn 2016. The installation The Bright Lights of the Institution—A Framework for Being Together was created by Freja Bäckman, who is doing doctoral studies at the Department of Arts. This paper is published with a foreword by Nora Sternfeld and you are invited to read it here