KØS and CAFx are excited to present a full-day seminar about situating art-in-architecture

February 9, 2023, 9.30am-5pm

How is art situated in building processes and transformations of the built environment? What forms of collaboration do art-in-architecture create between art, architecture and landscape? What are the site-specific characteristics of art-in-architecture?

KØS and CAFx are excited to present a full-day seminar about situating art-in-architecture. At the seminar, international experts in art and architecture reflect upon how we produce and experience art-in-architecture. The seminar presents new methods and cross-disciplinary perspectives on the topic and contributes to a renewed discussion about the collaboration between art and architecture.

With generous support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, KØS-post.doc. Ditte Vilstrup Holm leads a research project on building-related art and key insights from the research project is presented at the seminar.

In connection with the historical development of public art towards more temporary, experimental and socially engaged forms, art-in-architecture has been framed as the more archaic form of public art, perceived as limited by its linkage to building processes and the space of architecture. In this seminar, KØS wants to challenge the perception of a negatively limited art form, and also inspire further experiments in art-in-architecture.

We have invited distinguished experts to participate in the seminar: Albena Yaneva, Professor in architectural theory at the University of Manchester, Mechtild Widrich, Professor in art history, theory and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lena From, Head of the art unit, Public Art Agency Sweden and Svava Riesto and Bettina Lamm, both Associate Professors at the Landscape Architecture and Planning division, University of Copenhagen.

See the programme here.

The seminar will be in English.

Venue: Valencia, Vesterbrogade 32, Copenhagen V

RSVP: 7 February Ticket (including lunch and refreshments): 350 DKK / 175 DKK for students

Book your ticket here.

The seminar is supported by the New Carlsberg Foundation and Dreyers Fond, and is carried out in collaboration with Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx).