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Seminar: Culture shift and curatorial possibilities

By Rafael Schacter, University College London

Fri 21 Apr 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm


Room P6-03, Graduate House, Main Campus, HKU

Street art which reads "This is Graffiti" (Photo by Rafael Schacter)

Street art which reads “This is Graffiti” (Photo by Rafael Schacter)

Please note the change of location for this event.

Exploring his impact based projects, in particular his curatorial practice, Dr Schacter will explore the various tools he employs to push his research outside of the confines of the purely academic sphere. Focussing on both previous and forthcoming exhibitions, he will focus in particular on research as curation and curation as research.

Dr Rafael Schacter is an anthropologist and curator from London, presently British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Anthropology Department at University College London. During the UK REF 2014, he assisted the UCL Anthropology in developing and preparing the Impact Case Studies.

Rafael is currently exploring contemporary art practices in Manila, the Philippines. He has recently undertaken seven months of fieldwork in the region and is working on numerous written outputs as well as an exhibition scheduled for 2019 in London. Rafael has also been undertaking research on graffiti and street-art for over ten years. He has worked on numerous exhibitions including co-curating Street Art at the Tate Modern in 2008 as well as curating Venturing Beyond at Somerset House in London and Crossing Borders / Crossing Boundaries at the Street Art Museum St Petersburg, both in 2016.

Rafael has authored numerous articles as well as two books, The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti (2013) published with Yale University Press, and Ornament and Order: Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon (2014) published with Ashgate. He is currently completing a manuscript for Lund Humphries entitled Street to Studio, slated for Summer 2018.

This workshop is jointly organized by the HKU Sociology and the Knowledge Exchange Office.

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