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SYNAPSE Workshop 2015 | June 30 – July 4, 2015

SYNAPSE 2015: Call for applications now open

04.12.2014 | Blog | AUTHOR: SYNAPSE Workshop 2013, Presentation by Rich Pell, Center for PostNatural History, Photo: Dante Busquets

Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and Schering Stiftung invite up-and-coming curators to apply to take part in the third workshop held by SYNAPSE – The International Curators’ Network. This third workshop will focus on modes of interaction between science and art, with a special thematic emphasis on “Ape Culture” and the human/animal relationship. Among other questions, it will address how scientific topics and methodologies can be approached by curators…

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Announcing SYNAPSE 2015 Workshop: June 30 – July 4, 2015

16.10.2014 | Blog | AUTHOR: Photo: Dante Busquets, 2013

Following two successful editions of SYNAPSE – The International Curators’ Network at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) – we are pleased to announce the third round of SYNAPSE. The Curators’ Workshop 2015 (30 June – 4 July 2015) will be held in the context of the thematic focus “Ape Culture – Kultur der Affen” at HKW.

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‘But does it float?’ A summer school at The Barber Shop 28th July – 1st August 2014

23.06.2014 | Blog | AUTHOR: tumblr_kyoi0ewqQl1qb7czbo1_500

In the peak of summer, The Barber Shop invites you to an intensive programme dedicated to the investigation of geophilosophy and processes of mattering. By inquiring into how matter functions as a time capsule or a black box, this programme reflects…

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Announcing “intercalations: a paginated exhibition series” –– the new SYNAPSE publication series co-published by HKW and K. Verlag

03.06.2014 | Blog, Synapse Collaborations | AUTHOR: Orra White Hitchcock, drawing of strata near Valenciennes, 1828–40, pen and ink on linen, (1 of 61) | Courtesy of Amherst College Digital Collections

The intercalations: a paginated exhibition series is conceived as a curatorial-editorial space to both host and critically reflect on the collaborations among members and affiliates of SYNAPSE – The International Curators’ Network of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin while enabling explorations of…

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125,660 Specimens of Natural History: Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin present curatorial work-in-progress at the Collecting Geographies Conference, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

18.03.2014 | Blog, Synapse Collaborations | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 11.05.34 AM

On March 14, 2014 Synapse curators Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin shared some of their research and curatorial strategies for the upcoming exhibition 125,660 Specimens of Natural History at the Collecting Geographies conference organized by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Moderna…

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For a Minor Ornithology: 15th Jakarta Biennale video available

03.02.2014 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 9.03.57 PM

The video documentation of For a Minor Ornithology is now available. Watch the Video. As part of the 15th Jakarta Biennale – Siasat – Etienne Turpin curated the performance and installation work For a Minor Ornithology at the Pasar Burumg…

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“The Unlimited Realm of the Limit: Objectivity and Schizophrenia” by Vincent Normand on Witte de With Review

31.01.2014 | Blog | AUTHOR: air loom

Picking up on a thread first developed in the lecture To the Planetarium (the mute things speak to me) presented at Witte de With (Rotterdam, NL) in October 2013 (see Xiaoyu’s post here), this text recently published in WdW Review details the workings of…

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Measurement as Argument: Synapse curator Anna-Sophie Springer presents co-research in lecture at Westminster University London

11.12.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: Screen shot 2013-12-11 at 4.06.16 PM

Measurement as Argument: Planetary Constructions, Postnatural Histories, and the Will to Knowledge by Anna-Sophie Springer University of Westminster, London, UK 5 December 2013 As the Anthropocene as an object of knowledge is being constructed by stratigraphers and geologists, we can…

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How on Earth? Synapse curators Anna-Sophie Springer, Margarida Mendes, and Etienne Turpin in conversation at The Barber Shop

11.12.2013 | Blog, Synapse Collaborations | AUTHOR: AWAY302

  How On Earth?  Cartography & Curatorial Practice in the Archipelago by Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin   in discussion with Margarida Mendes for the launch of   SCAPEGOAT: Architecture | Landscape | Political Economy  Issue 05 – Excess (Summer/Fall…

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Who Does the Earth Think It Is, Now? Synapse curators Nabil Ahmed and Etienne Turpin in conversation at Center for Research Architecture

11.12.2013 | Blog | AUTHOR: Denizen_ThreeHoles_EDINBURGH_SLIDES_Page_1

A book launch for Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Design, Deep Time, Science and Philosophy, edited by Etienne Turpin (Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing/Open Humanities Press, November 2013). 14:00—17:00, Friday 6 December 2013 Centre for Research Architecture Room 312RHB Goldsmiths…

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