• Summer School As School 2017
Boris Buden: Lost in Time
Boris Buden at Summer School as School 2017
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017, 19:00
Venue: Boxing Club, Mark Isaku Str. 10000 Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo

Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to introduce the presentation of Boris Buden part of the Public Program of Summer School as School 2017.

Lost in Time. On the temporal dimension of the neoliberal disorder
The lecture will address perhaps one of the most pressing challenges imposed today on the contemporary critical thinking—the loss of and search for a general temporal orientation in the world of global capitalism. The fact that such an orientation might no longer refer to history as the main area of its search characterises best this condition. If once people could have got lost in history, today is the loss of history itself the major symptom of their temporal disorientation and the key distinguishing feature of their temporal experience. In this context the lecture will ask whether the concept of the so-called post-history is still valid today. It will also discuss the tropes of temporal differences and clashing temporalities in the time of crisis of the neoliberal globalization and a crumbling post 1989 order.

Boris Buden is a writer and cultural critic based in Berlin. He received his PhD in cultural theory from Humboldt University in Berlin. In the 1990s he was editor of the magazine Arkzin in Zagreb. His essays and articles cover the topics of philosophy, politics, cultural and art criticism. He has participated in various conferences and art projects in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and USA, including Documenta XI. Among his recent books is Zone des Übergangs: Vom Ende des Postkommunismus (Zone of Transition: On the End of Post-communism), Suhrkamp 2009. Buden currently teaches cultural theory at the Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus-University Weimar. He lives and works in Berlin.

Full schedule of The Public Program of Summer School as School 2017 can be found at: http://www.stacion.org/en/Public-Lectures-and-Presentations-2017

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina and partner institutions with Summer School as School have created a unique international educational platform, based in Prishtina, as a progressing model; developing an interdisciplinary curriculum and engaging practitioners from the region and beyond in sharing knowledge and expertise with international students and the public.

The project’s larger context responds to the art education systems of Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia.

Summer School as School 2017 is organized in cooperation with Allianz Cultural Foundation, supported by ERSTE Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding(TMU), Federal Chancellory of Austria, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung office in Prishtina, Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Kosovo, Municipality of Prishtina, Independent Curators International (ICI), The Office for Contemporary Art (OCA), Norway and RIT Kosovo. Complete list of donors and cooperation partners will be announced in due time.