Master Symposium 2023/24: Culturescapes

fall semester 23/24

11. - 12. October 2022

10:00 – 12:30 / 13:30 – 16:30

Universität / Haute École
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Institut Kunst Gender Natur
Prof. Chus Martínez, Quinn Latimer and Guests
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Content description

The Autumn Master Symposium of the Institute of Art Gender Nature (IAGN) is being held in collaboration with CULTURESCAPES 2023 Sahara, an interdisciplinary Swiss cultural festival. The symposium will focus on the Sahara and Sahel as contested realms of colonial and decolonial epistemologies and ecologies, politics and poetics, and transdisciplinary artistic practices. Artists and thinkers from the region, as well as allied practices and positions, will generate and present various imaginings of coexistence and possible futures. The symposium will be moderated by Quinn Latimer and Chus Martinez.
The symposium will be held in the Aula (D1.04) of the Academy of Art and Design FHNW in Basel or can be attended online at It is a public event and open to all.

Students are expected to read the materials that will be distributed beforehand; to actively participate in the discussion; to research and look after examples of the subjects exposed in the symposium in their immediate context; to be attentive at the cultural and contextual diffe-rences that exist in the different countries.

Registration deadline:

1st September 23