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Karen Frostig

Brandeis University/Lesley University
Participates in 1 Session
Dr. Karen Frostig is the Founding Director of The Vienna Project. She is an Associate Professor at Lesley University and a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. She is an interdisciplinary artist, author, and cultural historian, engaged in international activist projects dealing with traumatic memory, inherited erasures, and new forms of testimony. Karen exhibits her work extensively in the US and Europe, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. Publications include: “Public Memory in Vienna: The Vienna Project as an interactive model of memorialization,” in Genocide and Memory, (forthcoming); “Embodying Otherness.” in Home/Land: Women, Citizenship and Photographie,s (forthcoming); “Performing Memory on the Streets of Vienna” in About Performance: Special Issue: High Stakes: Risk and Performance; Journal of the Department of Performance Studies at the University of Sydney, (2014); “Making Memory Visible,” in Memory and Meaning: Digital Difference, (2013); “Citizenship After Genocide: Materializing memory through art activism” in Beyond Citizenship: Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging, (2013); “The Public Sphere: The New Performative Space,” Women’s Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal, (2012); and co-editor of Blaze: Discourse on art, women and feminism, (2007). Karen is also a recipient of several awards: Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants; National Fund grant; Zukunftsfond grant; Austrian Federal Ministry grants for Arts & Culture, and Education; Puffin Foundation grant; Shelley
Tyre grant; and numerous Lesley University grants and fellowships.
Karen holds dual citizenship in the Republic of Austria and the United States. Her latest work, The Vienna Project, opened at the Odeon Theater in 2013, and closed at the Austrian National Library in 2014. Her newest international project, Staging Memory, will take place in three major cities in Europe, and conclude in New York City in 2020.

Sessions in which Karen Frostig participates

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 9:30 | 30 minutes

Sessions in which Karen Frostig attends

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 - 15:00 | 4 hours
Heritage Changes the Local SocietiesCitizenshipTourism
Heritage changes the local societiesheritage and mobilityPost-colonial heritageGlobal vs local

Much is being made of the perceived breakdown of the nation-state, which was historically configured as a “container” of heritage formations, adopting and perusing local traditions where possible but oppressing them where deemed unsuitable. Migration is seen as eroding the rigid boundaries of this configuration, potentially liberating identities and heritages in the process. This session addresses the relationship between critical heritage and redefinitions of self, other, community and place...

18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Le patrimoine fait aujourd’hui l’objet d’attentions autant que d’agressions et de destructions. Cela peut s’expliquer par les difficultés de son identification ou de sa conservation. Cela peut plus profondément s’expliquer parce que, dès le départ, il célébre un événement ou conserve une mémoire qui peut être ou devenir une source de dissenssions et de conflits politiques. Enfin, sa reconnaissance suscite des gains économiques pour les uns mais des pertes pour les autres. Mais peut-être...