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Reconfiguring Territories

Territooriumite ümber mõtestamine

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The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review

Sean Roy Parker who is in the Kreenholm Plants residency at Nart in June and July wrote a lovely review of the Seeds, Pollen, Future Spring School workshop group’s performance. Read the full review in English at his Fermental Health blog at: https://fermentalhealth.substack.com/p/the-seeds-pollen-future

Spring School 2022 Workshops
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Seeds, Pollen, Future

Seeds, Pollen, Future
The aim of the Seeds, Pollen, Future workshop is to nurture, form, grow, and become more aware of connections that are already there and those that are newly forged. What are we except for a living relation? And what does this imply for agency and identity?

Modelling Urban Degrowth

Modelling Urban Degrowth
Models and master plans are often used to illustrate growth-driven urban futures, but what would a model for degrowth look like?

Tactics for Freedom of Speech

Tactics for Freedom of Speech
The Tactics for Freedom of Speech workshop looked at freedom of speech and the role of media as an infrastructure forming societies and constructing inter-territorial roles and positions.


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The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review

Jul 1, 2022
The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review
Sean Roy Parker who is in the Kreenholm Plants residency at Nart in June and July wrote a lovely review of the Seeds, Pollen, Future Spring School workshop group’s performance.

School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day

Jun 17, 2022
School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day
We are happy to invite you to the School of the Near Future in Narva Art Residency to conclude (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2022.

Welcome to Narva varialambo!

May 19, 2022
Welcome to Narva varialambo!
varialambo is currently at the Reconfiguring Territories research residency in Narva. At the beginning of their residency, we discussed Narva’s first impressions, getting to know new places and the plans they have for Narva.

Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call

May 13, 2022
Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call
Live-Action Role-playing the City is a weekend-long workshop that explores performative artistic research in the context of urban surroundings. How can cities be approached by means of LARPs? How can LARP exercises be used for questions dealing with the city? What kind of power structures emerge? The workshop will begin on Friday, May 3 at 4p.m. and end on Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 5-8 participants will be admitted to the workshop. Register by May 20.

Spring School 2022 Open Call

Apr 8, 2022
Spring School 2022 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 1(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 13 – 19, 2022. This year’s programme explores the politics of collective imagination in the midst of the socio-political and technological upheavals we currently face. How do the changing perceptions of territorial relationships, the experiences of belonging to a place, the multiple spatial layers of history, and their connection to human and non-human agencies shape abilities to imagine futures? What are the possible roles and structures of educational institutions that could develop the necessary skills and knowledge of political imagination?

#StandingWithUkraine

Mar 15, 2022
#StandingWithUkraine
(Re)configuring Territories stands for free and open societies, against war and violence. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The war has also changed the context of (Re)configuring Territories project. We are currently reorganizing our resources and this year’s programme. Action and friendships are now even more important #StandWithUkraine #StopRussianAggression

Wishes and Hopes for 2022

Dec 20, 2021
Wishes and Hopes for 2022
Before the year ends, we – the organisers in Finland and Estonia – gathered to share wishes and hopes for 2022, which will be the final year of the (Re)configuring Territories programme.

Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain

Oct 28, 2021
Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain
Ksenia Kaverina wrote a mid-term reflection on the (Re)configuring Territories programme on art and culture website Arterritory.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva
A week-long intensive Spring School culminated with a hybrid public event where the participants of the three workshops shared glimpses of their processes and findings.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth
The starting point for this conversation are the prevailing industrial and economical conditions of the city of Narva and beyond, which TOK curators have been exploring during their residency (Re)configuring Territories in May and June 2021. By discussing a variety of post-industrial contexts and sites, we will integrate the economic, manufacturing and architectural processes of decay of the Ida-Viru region into a wider geographical and conceptual framework.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency
Creative Association of Curators TOK joined the Narva Art Residency on May 20 – June 18. The introduction talk with the TOK curators Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits was hosted by curator Ksenia Kaverina and the (Re)configuring Territories programme curators Tommi Vasko and Kaisa Karvinen.

Spring School 2021 Open Call

Apr 15, 2021
Spring School 2021 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories programme continues as a week-long Spring School on May 31 – June 6, 2021. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by anthropologist Francisco Martínez and urbanist Andra Aaloe, graphic designer, baker and writer Maria Muuk, and architecture, art and design practice MYCKET.

Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics

Mar 15, 2021
Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics
The live action role-play taking place in Narva, eastern Estonia. Because of the ongoing epidemiological situation this year’s LARP participants will be online; facilitated by technologies like geo-located audio AR, instant messaging apps, Zoom and live-stream webcams. The river Narva and its lore will be transported and beamed to you.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research
Interest in anthropology is growing in situated architecture and design research circles, with fieldwork and community-led design processes becoming an increasingly important part of the critical discourse. What should architects, designers, and artists know from anthropology and its methodology? What can these disciplines learn from each other? (Re)configuring Territories program curator Tommi Vasko will talk with professor Francisco Martínez and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva about fieldwork and the relationships between artistic research and anthropology.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices
Could fiction and eating dinner together be seen as ways to question the conventional methods of spatial and design practices? Can these careful methods create a more resilient and discursive architecture and design culture? In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading. In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading.

The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines

Dec 18, 2020
The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines
The first (Re)configuring Territories talk was a discursive introduction to the research program. How can residencies and gatherings create discussions about borders, territories, and design and architecture cultures? (Re)configuring Territories program curators Kaisa Karvinen and Tommi Vasko will talk with curator and archivist Ksenia Kaverina, program director Karoliina Korpilahti and Narva Art Residency’s director Ann Mirjam Vaikla.

Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call

Feb 25, 2020
Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories welcomes applications for a six-week Residency in May–June 2020. The Residency is meant for practitioners and researchers who share an interest in situated practices and speculative approaches.

Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux

May 31, 2019
Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux
Elena Hess-Rheingans who took part in the (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 wrote about Narva, the Spring School and Damiano Cerrone’s MetaNar workshop.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call

Mar 11, 2019
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories program’s first instalment is a week-long Spring School in May. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by designer and theorist Aiwen Yin, urban planner and researcher Damiano Cerrone, and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva. Apply by March 31, 2019!

School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day

School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day
June 18, 15:00–17:00, 2022
Narva Art Residency

We are happy to invite you to the School of the Near Future in Narva Art Residency to conclude (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2022.

This year’s (Re)configuring Territories research program theme is “Speculative Educational Institutions and Cities of the Near Future”, as we try, together with mentors and resident artists, to reimagine the future and develop skills and strategies to bring our imaginings to life. The program explores the politics of collective imagination in the midst of the socio-political and technological upheavals we currently face. How do the changing perceptions of territorial relationships, the experiences of belonging to a place, the multiple spatial layers of history, and their connection to human and non-human agencies shape the ability to imagine the future? What are the possible roles and structures of educational institutions in developing the necessary skills and knowledge of political imagination?

The questions the Spring School participants are faced with, among others, are: How do journalists circumvent restrictions on press freedom? How do architects work in areas with shrinking populations? How to collaborate with plants? These issues will be addressed during Spring School on the Estonian-Russian border, in the city of Narva, at the Narva Art Residency. The Spring School is part of the (Re)configuring Territories research program, where young architects, designers, artists, and journalists develop a political imagination in the midst of social, ecological, and technological change.

This open event invites locals, as well as everyone interested in the future of multidisciplinary education to conclude this year’s Spring School together with the participants. The workshop groups will share their thoughts and experiences, present the workshop processes, conclusions, and discoveries reached from the intensive coexistence of participants, organizers, and mentors, as well as look critically at both the city of Narva and their own professional fields and prejudices. The participants will unfold the three Spring School workshops:

The Seeds, Pollen, Future workshop led by Linda Boļšakova, explores the thermodynamic reincarnation in which we have been configured from that which has come “before” us and reconfigured into future beings. The workshop participants will share their workshop process as performance.

The Tactics for Freedom of Speech workshop led by journalist Ingrid Svanfeldt, looks at freedom of speech and the role of media as an infrastructure for forming societies and constructing inter-territorial roles and positions. The workshop participants will present their workshop process in the form of podcasts and written articles.

The Modelling Urban Degrowth workshop led by METASITU, works on a collective model to express notions of urban degrowth for which we -as of yet- lack words. The workshop participants will present their workshop process as an installation and presentation.

More detailed descriptions of the workshop presentations will be developed during the Spring School week and shared closer to the event date.

(Re)configuring Territories is a three-year programme (2019, 2021—2022) organized jointly by the Finnish Institute in Estonia, Narva Art Residency, and Trojan Horse. The program is supported kindly by the Kone Foundation.

Workshop mentors
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Linda Boļšakova

Linda Boļšakova
My practice explores the human relationship with the environment and draws parallels between human embodiment and other material embodiments, especially those of plants. It aims to expose these connections and participate in developing a stronger sense of belonging to ecosystems and to the larger community of beings that mutually inhabit our planet.

METASITU

METASITU
METASITU is a collectivity that explores the way we relate to territory across time and disciplines, for a queerer tomorrow. Our practice is centred around non-hierarchical symbiotic pedagogies that take the form of urbanism residencies, architectural interventions, intentional communities, self-publishing, real estate experiments, and videos. Our work has largely focused on shrinking cities in Eastern Ukraine: mainly through our ongoing project ‘The Degrowth Institute’, where we explore ways of incorporating notions of degrowth to urban masterplanning. The Degrowth Institute also researched vacancy, and ruinification processes in Dubai’s office towers, among others.

Ingrid Svanfeldt

Ingrid Svanfeldt
Ingrid Svanfeldt is a journalist, teacher in journalism and media entrepreneur with a masters degree in media and communication from Helsinki university. Currently she teaches journalism at the Swedish School of Social Sciences at Helsinki university and works with a roleplay project about Freedom of Speech and Belarusian journalists. Her company has produced documentaries and various shorter radio and tv-programs for the Finnish broadcasting company Yle.


Other news
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The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review

Jul 1, 2022
The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review
Sean Roy Parker who is in the Kreenholm Plants residency at Nart in June and July wrote a lovely review of the Seeds, Pollen, Future Spring School workshop group’s performance.

School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day

Jun 17, 2022
School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day
We are happy to invite you to the School of the Near Future in Narva Art Residency to conclude (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2022.

Welcome to Narva varialambo!

May 19, 2022
Welcome to Narva varialambo!
varialambo is currently at the Reconfiguring Territories research residency in Narva. At the beginning of their residency, we discussed Narva’s first impressions, getting to know new places and the plans they have for Narva.

Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call

May 13, 2022
Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call
Live-Action Role-playing the City is a weekend-long workshop that explores performative artistic research in the context of urban surroundings. How can cities be approached by means of LARPs? How can LARP exercises be used for questions dealing with the city? What kind of power structures emerge? The workshop will begin on Friday, May 3 at 4p.m. and end on Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 5-8 participants will be admitted to the workshop. Register by May 20.

Spring School 2022 Open Call

Apr 8, 2022
Spring School 2022 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 1(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 13 – 19, 2022. This year’s programme explores the politics of collective imagination in the midst of the socio-political and technological upheavals we currently face. How do the changing perceptions of territorial relationships, the experiences of belonging to a place, the multiple spatial layers of history, and their connection to human and non-human agencies shape abilities to imagine futures? What are the possible roles and structures of educational institutions that could develop the necessary skills and knowledge of political imagination?

#StandingWithUkraine

Mar 15, 2022
#StandingWithUkraine
(Re)configuring Territories stands for free and open societies, against war and violence. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The war has also changed the context of (Re)configuring Territories project. We are currently reorganizing our resources and this year’s programme. Action and friendships are now even more important #StandWithUkraine #StopRussianAggression

Wishes and Hopes for 2022

Dec 20, 2021
Wishes and Hopes for 2022
Before the year ends, we – the organisers in Finland and Estonia – gathered to share wishes and hopes for 2022, which will be the final year of the (Re)configuring Territories programme.

Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain

Oct 28, 2021
Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain
Ksenia Kaverina wrote a mid-term reflection on the (Re)configuring Territories programme on art and culture website Arterritory.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva
A week-long intensive Spring School culminated with a hybrid public event where the participants of the three workshops shared glimpses of their processes and findings.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth
The starting point for this conversation are the prevailing industrial and economical conditions of the city of Narva and beyond, which TOK curators have been exploring during their residency (Re)configuring Territories in May and June 2021. By discussing a variety of post-industrial contexts and sites, we will integrate the economic, manufacturing and architectural processes of decay of the Ida-Viru region into a wider geographical and conceptual framework.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency
Creative Association of Curators TOK joined the Narva Art Residency on May 20 – June 18. The introduction talk with the TOK curators Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits was hosted by curator Ksenia Kaverina and the (Re)configuring Territories programme curators Tommi Vasko and Kaisa Karvinen.

Spring School 2021 Open Call

Apr 15, 2021
Spring School 2021 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories programme continues as a week-long Spring School on May 31 – June 6, 2021. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by anthropologist Francisco Martínez and urbanist Andra Aaloe, graphic designer, baker and writer Maria Muuk, and architecture, art and design practice MYCKET.

Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics

Mar 15, 2021
Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics
The live action role-play taking place in Narva, eastern Estonia. Because of the ongoing epidemiological situation this year’s LARP participants will be online; facilitated by technologies like geo-located audio AR, instant messaging apps, Zoom and live-stream webcams. The river Narva and its lore will be transported and beamed to you.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research
Interest in anthropology is growing in situated architecture and design research circles, with fieldwork and community-led design processes becoming an increasingly important part of the critical discourse. What should architects, designers, and artists know from anthropology and its methodology? What can these disciplines learn from each other? (Re)configuring Territories program curator Tommi Vasko will talk with professor Francisco Martínez and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva about fieldwork and the relationships between artistic research and anthropology.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices
Could fiction and eating dinner together be seen as ways to question the conventional methods of spatial and design practices? Can these careful methods create a more resilient and discursive architecture and design culture? In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading. In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading.

The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines

Dec 18, 2020
The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines
The first (Re)configuring Territories talk was a discursive introduction to the research program. How can residencies and gatherings create discussions about borders, territories, and design and architecture cultures? (Re)configuring Territories program curators Kaisa Karvinen and Tommi Vasko will talk with curator and archivist Ksenia Kaverina, program director Karoliina Korpilahti and Narva Art Residency’s director Ann Mirjam Vaikla.

Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call

Feb 25, 2020
Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories welcomes applications for a six-week Residency in May–June 2020. The Residency is meant for practitioners and researchers who share an interest in situated practices and speculative approaches.

Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux

May 31, 2019
Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux
Elena Hess-Rheingans who took part in the (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 wrote about Narva, the Spring School and Damiano Cerrone’s MetaNar workshop.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call

Mar 11, 2019
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories program’s first instalment is a week-long Spring School in May. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by designer and theorist Aiwen Yin, urban planner and researcher Damiano Cerrone, and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva. Apply by March 31, 2019!

Welcome to Narva varialambo!

The artist-duo varialambo is currently at the Reconfiguring Territories research residency in Narva. At the beginning of their residency, we discussed getting to know new places, their first impressions of Narva, and the plans they have for their residency.

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Hello varia and lambo! You have been in Narva over a week now. How did your residency period start?

We arrived during the preparations for Narva Music Festival and the opening of a new exhibition. The house was full of energy and excitement and we got to enjoy different inspiring shows. Johanna the artistic director of NART and the other residents have been very supportive and welcoming and we have been sharing thoughts and helpful information during spontaneous dinners.

Have you developed ways or methods to get to know a new place? Is there something you do to situate or ground yourself to the social, natural, political environment?

At first we usually check out the local food situation. Since we found some stands with self made food just around the residency – pickled and fresh vegetables, honey and home made pelmeni – it is very hard now do widen our radius to other parts of the city (laughing).
As a method we both like to go on long walks. During these walks we usually find inspiring objects and materials to use for sculptures and locations for possible performances or shootings.

Narva with its abandoned areas invites you to go on little adventures every day and we are finding material to work with all the time!

Right now our walks are a little bit shorter since I am in the 9th month of a pregnancy.

Thats exiting! Does that influence your work?

Yes and no. Art always feels like a source for excitement and relaxation at the same time.
My big belly seems to reinforce that.

In your residency open call proposal you wanted to focus on public space, control and women. You wanted to take the time to explore how the use of public space and its apprenticeship, especially at night, remain different for men and for women. How has your project evolved since then?

The idea to work on this topic came through our experiences in Berlin, were we both grew up. We had just arrived in Helsinki when we made the proposal for Narva and had heard from a friend that she had been attacked during the night and after that the promise of a “safer” surrounding in Finland fell apart. Of course we knew that compared to other countries Finland still offer much more safety day and night for women but with this incident in mind we started to be as careful as we were before in Berlin.

A lot has changed since then. We got the chance to get to know Narva better during a short December visit last year. We heard from locals that even though domestic violence against women has been increasing during the lockdowns, the public space in Narva seems to be safer compared to other cities. It felt strange to keep researching in this direction during our residency and we decided to shift to another direction which is related to the previous approach.

What is it?

After the long awaited #metoo movement we have finally learned new tools to make the every day violence we have to live with heard and seen. It is followed by something which we now call the “cancel culture”, an understandable step in order to get necessary space to heal and have some distance as a survivor of violence. Nevertheless this step should be only one of many and not a stopping stone of communication which it also has become. In our work now we are trying to be gentle to the delicate thread of communication. It seems to us more likely as some say, that every thought in oneself is of the greatest importance for the whole world. We are trying to look at it not as a metaphor.

In your proposal you position your practice at the intersection of Art and Violence, and write that you aim to create utopian social fantasies where violence in general is extinct. How do you approach making these fantasies? How do you plan to make them present in Narva?

About 10 weeks ago Lambo had a dream of somebody who stretched out his arm but then the same arm appeared from another direction and touched body parts of that person. We immediately started shooting video material for it. We felt a connection between the dream and the issue of communication. As a preparation to our residency Lambo learned Russian and shortly after the first Russian poem developed POEM TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE BODY FOR TWO AND MORE.

At first we wanted to use it as an opener for a possible workshop but soon we realised that this would be the starting point for our new work.

We have shot video material in Helsinki and will continue this here in Narva. For this we are collaborating with Kush Badhwar (editor) Valentin Kimstedt (composer) and Graham Valentine (voice artist).

The idea is to create a sculptural installation made out of material gathered in Narva and to finish the video work to be shown in one of the exhibitions spaces at the residency.
Its exiting to get in contact with the Russian language for this work. It feels like an exercise to keep the discussion culture going in times of violence and war.

As a second project we will work with a local choir on LOOK BACK AND LAUGH, a sound installation and workshop idea we started in Helsinki 2019. The idea is to create a symphony of laughter. We will record the workshop sessions and individual laughters and if possible even find a way for a spontaneous live performance.

The fantasy is to be able to simply look back and laugh. This project is an important counterpart to the topic of violence. We can’t take away the pain and the memories but for a moment when we all laugh together, we will at least feel happy.

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POEM TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE BODY FOR TWO AND MORE
varialambo
narva / may 2022

varialambo

varialambo
As a duo varialambo (Varia Sjöström, visual artist, musician and performer Hatz Lambo, visual artist, poet and performer) we formed in Berlin in 2018.


Other news
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The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review

Jul 1, 2022
The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review
Sean Roy Parker who is in the Kreenholm Plants residency at Nart in June and July wrote a lovely review of the Seeds, Pollen, Future Spring School workshop group’s performance.

School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day

Jun 17, 2022
School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day
We are happy to invite you to the School of the Near Future in Narva Art Residency to conclude (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2022.

Welcome to Narva varialambo!

May 19, 2022
Welcome to Narva varialambo!
varialambo is currently at the Reconfiguring Territories research residency in Narva. At the beginning of their residency, we discussed Narva’s first impressions, getting to know new places and the plans they have for Narva.

Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call

May 13, 2022
Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call
Live-Action Role-playing the City is a weekend-long workshop that explores performative artistic research in the context of urban surroundings. How can cities be approached by means of LARPs? How can LARP exercises be used for questions dealing with the city? What kind of power structures emerge? The workshop will begin on Friday, May 3 at 4p.m. and end on Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 5-8 participants will be admitted to the workshop. Register by May 20.

Spring School 2022 Open Call

Apr 8, 2022
Spring School 2022 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 1(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 13 – 19, 2022. This year’s programme explores the politics of collective imagination in the midst of the socio-political and technological upheavals we currently face. How do the changing perceptions of territorial relationships, the experiences of belonging to a place, the multiple spatial layers of history, and their connection to human and non-human agencies shape abilities to imagine futures? What are the possible roles and structures of educational institutions that could develop the necessary skills and knowledge of political imagination?

#StandingWithUkraine

Mar 15, 2022
#StandingWithUkraine
(Re)configuring Territories stands for free and open societies, against war and violence. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The war has also changed the context of (Re)configuring Territories project. We are currently reorganizing our resources and this year’s programme. Action and friendships are now even more important #StandWithUkraine #StopRussianAggression

Wishes and Hopes for 2022

Dec 20, 2021
Wishes and Hopes for 2022
Before the year ends, we – the organisers in Finland and Estonia – gathered to share wishes and hopes for 2022, which will be the final year of the (Re)configuring Territories programme.

Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain

Oct 28, 2021
Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain
Ksenia Kaverina wrote a mid-term reflection on the (Re)configuring Territories programme on art and culture website Arterritory.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva
A week-long intensive Spring School culminated with a hybrid public event where the participants of the three workshops shared glimpses of their processes and findings.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth
The starting point for this conversation are the prevailing industrial and economical conditions of the city of Narva and beyond, which TOK curators have been exploring during their residency (Re)configuring Territories in May and June 2021. By discussing a variety of post-industrial contexts and sites, we will integrate the economic, manufacturing and architectural processes of decay of the Ida-Viru region into a wider geographical and conceptual framework.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency
Creative Association of Curators TOK joined the Narva Art Residency on May 20 – June 18. The introduction talk with the TOK curators Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits was hosted by curator Ksenia Kaverina and the (Re)configuring Territories programme curators Tommi Vasko and Kaisa Karvinen.

Spring School 2021 Open Call

Apr 15, 2021
Spring School 2021 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories programme continues as a week-long Spring School on May 31 – June 6, 2021. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by anthropologist Francisco Martínez and urbanist Andra Aaloe, graphic designer, baker and writer Maria Muuk, and architecture, art and design practice MYCKET.

Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics

Mar 15, 2021
Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics
The live action role-play taking place in Narva, eastern Estonia. Because of the ongoing epidemiological situation this year’s LARP participants will be online; facilitated by technologies like geo-located audio AR, instant messaging apps, Zoom and live-stream webcams. The river Narva and its lore will be transported and beamed to you.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research
Interest in anthropology is growing in situated architecture and design research circles, with fieldwork and community-led design processes becoming an increasingly important part of the critical discourse. What should architects, designers, and artists know from anthropology and its methodology? What can these disciplines learn from each other? (Re)configuring Territories program curator Tommi Vasko will talk with professor Francisco Martínez and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva about fieldwork and the relationships between artistic research and anthropology.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices
Could fiction and eating dinner together be seen as ways to question the conventional methods of spatial and design practices? Can these careful methods create a more resilient and discursive architecture and design culture? In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading. In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading.

The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines

Dec 18, 2020
The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines
The first (Re)configuring Territories talk was a discursive introduction to the research program. How can residencies and gatherings create discussions about borders, territories, and design and architecture cultures? (Re)configuring Territories program curators Kaisa Karvinen and Tommi Vasko will talk with curator and archivist Ksenia Kaverina, program director Karoliina Korpilahti and Narva Art Residency’s director Ann Mirjam Vaikla.

Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call

Feb 25, 2020
Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories welcomes applications for a six-week Residency in May–June 2020. The Residency is meant for practitioners and researchers who share an interest in situated practices and speculative approaches.

Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux

May 31, 2019
Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux
Elena Hess-Rheingans who took part in the (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 wrote about Narva, the Spring School and Damiano Cerrone’s MetaNar workshop.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call

Mar 11, 2019
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories program’s first instalment is a week-long Spring School in May. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by designer and theorist Aiwen Yin, urban planner and researcher Damiano Cerrone, and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva. Apply by March 31, 2019!

Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call

Live Action Role-playing the City
LARP (Live Action Role-Play) -workshop
June 3–5, 2022
Narva, Eastern Estonia
In English
20€

During the weekend Narva unfolds as a series of spaces, events, and creatures. The cityscape gives a frame for the exercises and at the same time, the exercises become active players in the city.

Live-Action Role-playing the City is a weekend-long workshop that explores performative artistic research in the context of urban surroundings. How can cities be approached by means of LARPs? How can LARP exercises be used for questions dealing with the city? What kind of power structures emerge?

In the workshop, participants read texts, build scenarios, write characters and do performative walking exercises in the context of Narva. The workshop will begin on Friday, May 3 at 4p.m. and end on Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 5-8 participants will be admitted to the workshop. Register by May 22.

The workshop is intended for spatial practitioners, researchers, and students who are interested to work site-specifically in the context of public space.

No Live Action Role-playing experience is required.

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Register by providing short answers to all the six questions below.

Register by May 27, 2022 23:59 (Finnish time UTC +3). We will send an information letter to all workshop participants on May 29.

Send your answers to: applications@reconfiguringterritories.net

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1. Name, or how you would like to be called
2. email address
3. Where do you live at the moment?
4. Write shortly what you would like to learn from Live Action Role-playing the City.
5. How did you hear about the workshop?
6. Anything you would like to ask us?
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Workshop mentors
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Kaisa Karvinen

Kaisa Karvinen
Kaisa Karvinen is a Helsinki-based architect and writer interested in the intersections of performativity, public space and collective unlearning. Kaisa’s practice consists of different forms of constructing and writing, usually in multidisciplinary groups.

Salla Valle

Salla Valle
Salla Valle is a Helsinki based visual and performance artist currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki in the department of time and space. Valle compiles her works out of often minimal elements using the context, situation and body in themselves as materials. She is interested in the esthetics and politics of everyday life and is drawn to the unpredictable nature of the live situation.

Spring School 2022 Open Call

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2022
“Speculative Educational Institutions and Cities of the Near Future”
With Linda Boļšakova METASITU (Liva Dudareva and Eduardo Cassina) and Ingrid Svanfeldt
June 13 – 19, 2022

(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 13 – 19, 2022. 

This year’s programme explores the politics of collective imagination in the midst of the socio-political and technological upheavals we currently face. How do the changing perceptions of territorial relationships, the experiences of belonging to a place, the multiple spatial layers of history, and their connection to human and non-human agencies shape abilities to imagine futures? What are the possible roles and structures of educational institutions that could develop the necessary skills and knowledge of political imagination?

The Spring School will consist of three overlapping workshops which together form a School for Speculative Environmental Education.

Seeds, Pollen, Future workshop led by Linda Boļšakova will explore the thermodynamic reincarnation in which we have been configured from that which has come “before” us and reconfigured into future beings. Participants will gather pollen and share seeds, flesh out speculative stories, predict the future and engage in intimate connection-building practices of contact improvisation and ecosexual prompts.

In the the Tactics for Freedom of Speech workshop led by journalist Ingrid Svanfeldt, we will look at freedom of speech and the role of media as an infrastructure forming societies and constructing inter-territorial roles and positions. In the workshop, we will learn and draft practices that can be used in conditions where freedom of expression is limited. The workshop will focus on examples from Belarus, also looking at the challenges journalists and media face elsewhere, like in Narva. 

In the Modelling Urban Degrowth workshop led by METASITU, we will work on a collective model to express notions of urban degrowth for which we -as of yet- lack words. Departing from the Degrowth Manual’s three chapters – Cartography, Memory, Future – we will explore the material aspects of each layer taking as the city of Narva as the focus of the discussion.

Each of the three workshops can host 5 participants.

Spring School registration fee, 50€, covers a workshop, vegan meals, and dormitory-style accommodation at the residency. 

The due date for the Spring School applications was April 27, 23:59 (EEST), 2022.

Spring School 2022 Workshops
→ Весенняя Школа
→ Kevadkool
→ Kevätkoulun työpajat

Seeds, Pollen, Future

Seeds, Pollen, Future
The aim of the Seeds, Pollen, Future workshop is to nurture, form, grow, and become more aware of connections that are already there and those that are newly forged. What are we except for a living relation? And what does this imply for agency and identity?

Modelling Urban Degrowth

Modelling Urban Degrowth
Models and master plans are often used to illustrate growth-driven urban futures, but what would a model for degrowth look like?

Tactics for Freedom of Speech

Tactics for Freedom of Speech
The Tactics for Freedom of Speech workshop looked at freedom of speech and the role of media as an infrastructure forming societies and constructing inter-territorial roles and positions.

Workshop mentors
→ Наставники семинара
→ Töötubade mentorid
→ Työpajan mentorit

Linda Boļšakova

Linda Boļšakova
My practice explores the human relationship with the environment and draws parallels between human embodiment and other material embodiments, especially those of plants. It aims to expose these connections and participate in developing a stronger sense of belonging to ecosystems and to the larger community of beings that mutually inhabit our planet.

METASITU

METASITU
METASITU is a collectivity that explores the way we relate to territory across time and disciplines, for a queerer tomorrow. Our practice is centred around non-hierarchical symbiotic pedagogies that take the form of urbanism residencies, architectural interventions, intentional communities, self-publishing, real estate experiments, and videos. Our work has largely focused on shrinking cities in Eastern Ukraine: mainly through our ongoing project ‘The Degrowth Institute’, where we explore ways of incorporating notions of degrowth to urban masterplanning. The Degrowth Institute also researched vacancy, and ruinification processes in Dubai’s office towers, among others.

Ingrid Svanfeldt

Ingrid Svanfeldt
Ingrid Svanfeldt is a journalist, teacher in journalism and media entrepreneur with a masters degree in media and communication from Helsinki university. Currently she teaches journalism at the Swedish School of Social Sciences at Helsinki university and works with a roleplay project about Freedom of Speech and Belarusian journalists. Her company has produced documentaries and various shorter radio and tv-programs for the Finnish broadcasting company Yle.


Other news
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→ Uudised
→ Uutiset

The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review

Jul 1, 2022
The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review
Sean Roy Parker who is in the Kreenholm Plants residency at Nart in June and July wrote a lovely review of the Seeds, Pollen, Future Spring School workshop group’s performance.

School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day

Jun 17, 2022
School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day
We are happy to invite you to the School of the Near Future in Narva Art Residency to conclude (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2022.

Welcome to Narva varialambo!

May 19, 2022
Welcome to Narva varialambo!
varialambo is currently at the Reconfiguring Territories research residency in Narva. At the beginning of their residency, we discussed Narva’s first impressions, getting to know new places and the plans they have for Narva.

Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call

May 13, 2022
Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call
Live-Action Role-playing the City is a weekend-long workshop that explores performative artistic research in the context of urban surroundings. How can cities be approached by means of LARPs? How can LARP exercises be used for questions dealing with the city? What kind of power structures emerge? The workshop will begin on Friday, May 3 at 4p.m. and end on Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 5-8 participants will be admitted to the workshop. Register by May 20.

Spring School 2022 Open Call

Apr 8, 2022
Spring School 2022 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 1(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 13 – 19, 2022. This year’s programme explores the politics of collective imagination in the midst of the socio-political and technological upheavals we currently face. How do the changing perceptions of territorial relationships, the experiences of belonging to a place, the multiple spatial layers of history, and their connection to human and non-human agencies shape abilities to imagine futures? What are the possible roles and structures of educational institutions that could develop the necessary skills and knowledge of political imagination?

#StandingWithUkraine

Mar 15, 2022
#StandingWithUkraine
(Re)configuring Territories stands for free and open societies, against war and violence. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The war has also changed the context of (Re)configuring Territories project. We are currently reorganizing our resources and this year’s programme. Action and friendships are now even more important #StandWithUkraine #StopRussianAggression

Wishes and Hopes for 2022

Dec 20, 2021
Wishes and Hopes for 2022
Before the year ends, we – the organisers in Finland and Estonia – gathered to share wishes and hopes for 2022, which will be the final year of the (Re)configuring Territories programme.

Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain

Oct 28, 2021
Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain
Ksenia Kaverina wrote a mid-term reflection on the (Re)configuring Territories programme on art and culture website Arterritory.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva
A week-long intensive Spring School culminated with a hybrid public event where the participants of the three workshops shared glimpses of their processes and findings.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth
The starting point for this conversation are the prevailing industrial and economical conditions of the city of Narva and beyond, which TOK curators have been exploring during their residency (Re)configuring Territories in May and June 2021. By discussing a variety of post-industrial contexts and sites, we will integrate the economic, manufacturing and architectural processes of decay of the Ida-Viru region into a wider geographical and conceptual framework.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency
Creative Association of Curators TOK joined the Narva Art Residency on May 20 – June 18. The introduction talk with the TOK curators Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits was hosted by curator Ksenia Kaverina and the (Re)configuring Territories programme curators Tommi Vasko and Kaisa Karvinen.

Spring School 2021 Open Call

Apr 15, 2021
Spring School 2021 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories programme continues as a week-long Spring School on May 31 – June 6, 2021. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by anthropologist Francisco Martínez and urbanist Andra Aaloe, graphic designer, baker and writer Maria Muuk, and architecture, art and design practice MYCKET.

Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics

Mar 15, 2021
Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics
The live action role-play taking place in Narva, eastern Estonia. Because of the ongoing epidemiological situation this year’s LARP participants will be online; facilitated by technologies like geo-located audio AR, instant messaging apps, Zoom and live-stream webcams. The river Narva and its lore will be transported and beamed to you.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research
Interest in anthropology is growing in situated architecture and design research circles, with fieldwork and community-led design processes becoming an increasingly important part of the critical discourse. What should architects, designers, and artists know from anthropology and its methodology? What can these disciplines learn from each other? (Re)configuring Territories program curator Tommi Vasko will talk with professor Francisco Martínez and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva about fieldwork and the relationships between artistic research and anthropology.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices
Could fiction and eating dinner together be seen as ways to question the conventional methods of spatial and design practices? Can these careful methods create a more resilient and discursive architecture and design culture? In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading. In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading.

The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines

Dec 18, 2020
The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines
The first (Re)configuring Territories talk was a discursive introduction to the research program. How can residencies and gatherings create discussions about borders, territories, and design and architecture cultures? (Re)configuring Territories program curators Kaisa Karvinen and Tommi Vasko will talk with curator and archivist Ksenia Kaverina, program director Karoliina Korpilahti and Narva Art Residency’s director Ann Mirjam Vaikla.

Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call

Feb 25, 2020
Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories welcomes applications for a six-week Residency in May–June 2020. The Residency is meant for practitioners and researchers who share an interest in situated practices and speculative approaches.

Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux

May 31, 2019
Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux
Elena Hess-Rheingans who took part in the (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 wrote about Narva, the Spring School and Damiano Cerrone’s MetaNar workshop.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call

Mar 11, 2019
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories program’s first instalment is a week-long Spring School in May. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by designer and theorist Aiwen Yin, urban planner and researcher Damiano Cerrone, and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva. Apply by March 31, 2019!

#StandingWithUkraine

(Re)configuring Territories stands for free and open societies, against war and violence. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

The war has also changed the context of (Re)configuring Territories project. We are currently reorganizing our resources and this year’s programme.

Action and friendships are now even more important

#StandWithUkraine
#StopRussianAggression

News
→ Новости
→ Uudised
→ Uutiset

The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review

Jul 1, 2022
The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review
Sean Roy Parker who is in the Kreenholm Plants residency at Nart in June and July wrote a lovely review of the Seeds, Pollen, Future Spring School workshop group’s performance.

School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day

Jun 17, 2022
School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day
We are happy to invite you to the School of the Near Future in Narva Art Residency to conclude (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2022.

Welcome to Narva varialambo!

May 19, 2022
Welcome to Narva varialambo!
varialambo is currently at the Reconfiguring Territories research residency in Narva. At the beginning of their residency, we discussed Narva’s first impressions, getting to know new places and the plans they have for Narva.

Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call

May 13, 2022
Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call
Live-Action Role-playing the City is a weekend-long workshop that explores performative artistic research in the context of urban surroundings. How can cities be approached by means of LARPs? How can LARP exercises be used for questions dealing with the city? What kind of power structures emerge? The workshop will begin on Friday, May 3 at 4p.m. and end on Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 5-8 participants will be admitted to the workshop. Register by May 20.

Spring School 2022 Open Call

Apr 8, 2022
Spring School 2022 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 1(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 13 – 19, 2022. This year’s programme explores the politics of collective imagination in the midst of the socio-political and technological upheavals we currently face. How do the changing perceptions of territorial relationships, the experiences of belonging to a place, the multiple spatial layers of history, and their connection to human and non-human agencies shape abilities to imagine futures? What are the possible roles and structures of educational institutions that could develop the necessary skills and knowledge of political imagination?

#StandingWithUkraine

Mar 15, 2022
#StandingWithUkraine
(Re)configuring Territories stands for free and open societies, against war and violence. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The war has also changed the context of (Re)configuring Territories project. We are currently reorganizing our resources and this year’s programme. Action and friendships are now even more important #StandWithUkraine #StopRussianAggression

Wishes and Hopes for 2022

Dec 20, 2021
Wishes and Hopes for 2022
Before the year ends, we – the organisers in Finland and Estonia – gathered to share wishes and hopes for 2022, which will be the final year of the (Re)configuring Territories programme.

Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain

Oct 28, 2021
Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain
Ksenia Kaverina wrote a mid-term reflection on the (Re)configuring Territories programme on art and culture website Arterritory.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva
A week-long intensive Spring School culminated with a hybrid public event where the participants of the three workshops shared glimpses of their processes and findings.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth
The starting point for this conversation are the prevailing industrial and economical conditions of the city of Narva and beyond, which TOK curators have been exploring during their residency (Re)configuring Territories in May and June 2021. By discussing a variety of post-industrial contexts and sites, we will integrate the economic, manufacturing and architectural processes of decay of the Ida-Viru region into a wider geographical and conceptual framework.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency
Creative Association of Curators TOK joined the Narva Art Residency on May 20 – June 18. The introduction talk with the TOK curators Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits was hosted by curator Ksenia Kaverina and the (Re)configuring Territories programme curators Tommi Vasko and Kaisa Karvinen.

Spring School 2021 Open Call

Apr 15, 2021
Spring School 2021 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories programme continues as a week-long Spring School on May 31 – June 6, 2021. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by anthropologist Francisco Martínez and urbanist Andra Aaloe, graphic designer, baker and writer Maria Muuk, and architecture, art and design practice MYCKET.

Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics

Mar 15, 2021
Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics
The live action role-play taking place in Narva, eastern Estonia. Because of the ongoing epidemiological situation this year’s LARP participants will be online; facilitated by technologies like geo-located audio AR, instant messaging apps, Zoom and live-stream webcams. The river Narva and its lore will be transported and beamed to you.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research
Interest in anthropology is growing in situated architecture and design research circles, with fieldwork and community-led design processes becoming an increasingly important part of the critical discourse. What should architects, designers, and artists know from anthropology and its methodology? What can these disciplines learn from each other? (Re)configuring Territories program curator Tommi Vasko will talk with professor Francisco Martínez and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva about fieldwork and the relationships between artistic research and anthropology.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices
Could fiction and eating dinner together be seen as ways to question the conventional methods of spatial and design practices? Can these careful methods create a more resilient and discursive architecture and design culture? In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading. In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading.

The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines

Dec 18, 2020
The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines
The first (Re)configuring Territories talk was a discursive introduction to the research program. How can residencies and gatherings create discussions about borders, territories, and design and architecture cultures? (Re)configuring Territories program curators Kaisa Karvinen and Tommi Vasko will talk with curator and archivist Ksenia Kaverina, program director Karoliina Korpilahti and Narva Art Residency’s director Ann Mirjam Vaikla.

Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call

Feb 25, 2020
Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories welcomes applications for a six-week Residency in May–June 2020. The Residency is meant for practitioners and researchers who share an interest in situated practices and speculative approaches.

Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux

May 31, 2019
Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux
Elena Hess-Rheingans who took part in the (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 wrote about Narva, the Spring School and Damiano Cerrone’s MetaNar workshop.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call

Mar 11, 2019
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories program’s first instalment is a week-long Spring School in May. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by designer and theorist Aiwen Yin, urban planner and researcher Damiano Cerrone, and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva. Apply by March 31, 2019!

Wishes and Hopes for 2022

🌲❄️🌲❄️🌲

Before the year ends, we – the organisers in Finland and Estonia – gathered to share wishes and hopes for 2022, which will be the final year of the (Re)configuring Territories programme.

The annual cycle’s theme next year is 𝐻𝒾𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝒯𝑜𝓂𝑜𝓇𝓇𝑜𝓌 – 𝒮𝓅𝑒𝒸𝓊𝓁𝒶𝓉𝒾𝓋𝑒 𝐸𝒹𝓊𝒸𝒶𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃𝒶𝓁 𝐼𝓃𝓈𝓉𝒾𝓉𝓊𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃𝓈 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒞𝒾𝓉𝒾𝑒𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒩𝑒𝒶𝓇 𝐹𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒. This year, despite many uncertainties on the way and public events restrictions that were lifted in Estonia only at the end of spring, we managed to organise the programme on-site in June. In 2022, we are wishing for more engagement with the local context in Narva, and dreaming of creating a space (even temporary) that local people would feel excited and meaningful to have. Defining concrete methods and ways of working for future design and architecture education, unlearning and rethinking existing practises, and creating revolutional educational moments are our main goals with this programme. We are also envisioning inviting colleagues and collaborators to discuss what could be the continuation of this project – maybe, in a big garden party. And of course, with a lot of delicious food made with local ingredients!

Next spring, we will be hosting again a full programme in Narva Art Residency: live action role play, Spring School workshops, and two residencies with artists Laura Kuusk (Estonia) and varialambo (Finland/Germany). Dates, application process and mentors for the play and the Spring School will be announced early in spring.

Thank you everyone who were part of (Re)configuring Territories this year: participants, mentors, artists, residents, and partners. Have a relaxing winter break and be well! 💫


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The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review

Jul 1, 2022
The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review
Sean Roy Parker who is in the Kreenholm Plants residency at Nart in June and July wrote a lovely review of the Seeds, Pollen, Future Spring School workshop group’s performance.

School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day

Jun 17, 2022
School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day
We are happy to invite you to the School of the Near Future in Narva Art Residency to conclude (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2022.

Welcome to Narva varialambo!

May 19, 2022
Welcome to Narva varialambo!
varialambo is currently at the Reconfiguring Territories research residency in Narva. At the beginning of their residency, we discussed Narva’s first impressions, getting to know new places and the plans they have for Narva.

Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call

May 13, 2022
Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call
Live-Action Role-playing the City is a weekend-long workshop that explores performative artistic research in the context of urban surroundings. How can cities be approached by means of LARPs? How can LARP exercises be used for questions dealing with the city? What kind of power structures emerge? The workshop will begin on Friday, May 3 at 4p.m. and end on Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 5-8 participants will be admitted to the workshop. Register by May 20.

Spring School 2022 Open Call

Apr 8, 2022
Spring School 2022 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 1(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 13 – 19, 2022. This year’s programme explores the politics of collective imagination in the midst of the socio-political and technological upheavals we currently face. How do the changing perceptions of territorial relationships, the experiences of belonging to a place, the multiple spatial layers of history, and their connection to human and non-human agencies shape abilities to imagine futures? What are the possible roles and structures of educational institutions that could develop the necessary skills and knowledge of political imagination?

#StandingWithUkraine

Mar 15, 2022
#StandingWithUkraine
(Re)configuring Territories stands for free and open societies, against war and violence. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The war has also changed the context of (Re)configuring Territories project. We are currently reorganizing our resources and this year’s programme. Action and friendships are now even more important #StandWithUkraine #StopRussianAggression

Wishes and Hopes for 2022

Dec 20, 2021
Wishes and Hopes for 2022
Before the year ends, we – the organisers in Finland and Estonia – gathered to share wishes and hopes for 2022, which will be the final year of the (Re)configuring Territories programme.

Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain

Oct 28, 2021
Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain
Ksenia Kaverina wrote a mid-term reflection on the (Re)configuring Territories programme on art and culture website Arterritory.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva
A week-long intensive Spring School culminated with a hybrid public event where the participants of the three workshops shared glimpses of their processes and findings.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth
The starting point for this conversation are the prevailing industrial and economical conditions of the city of Narva and beyond, which TOK curators have been exploring during their residency (Re)configuring Territories in May and June 2021. By discussing a variety of post-industrial contexts and sites, we will integrate the economic, manufacturing and architectural processes of decay of the Ida-Viru region into a wider geographical and conceptual framework.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency
Creative Association of Curators TOK joined the Narva Art Residency on May 20 – June 18. The introduction talk with the TOK curators Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits was hosted by curator Ksenia Kaverina and the (Re)configuring Territories programme curators Tommi Vasko and Kaisa Karvinen.

Spring School 2021 Open Call

Apr 15, 2021
Spring School 2021 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories programme continues as a week-long Spring School on May 31 – June 6, 2021. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by anthropologist Francisco Martínez and urbanist Andra Aaloe, graphic designer, baker and writer Maria Muuk, and architecture, art and design practice MYCKET.

Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics

Mar 15, 2021
Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics
The live action role-play taking place in Narva, eastern Estonia. Because of the ongoing epidemiological situation this year’s LARP participants will be online; facilitated by technologies like geo-located audio AR, instant messaging apps, Zoom and live-stream webcams. The river Narva and its lore will be transported and beamed to you.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research
Interest in anthropology is growing in situated architecture and design research circles, with fieldwork and community-led design processes becoming an increasingly important part of the critical discourse. What should architects, designers, and artists know from anthropology and its methodology? What can these disciplines learn from each other? (Re)configuring Territories program curator Tommi Vasko will talk with professor Francisco Martínez and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva about fieldwork and the relationships between artistic research and anthropology.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices
Could fiction and eating dinner together be seen as ways to question the conventional methods of spatial and design practices? Can these careful methods create a more resilient and discursive architecture and design culture? In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading. In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading.

The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines

Dec 18, 2020
The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines
The first (Re)configuring Territories talk was a discursive introduction to the research program. How can residencies and gatherings create discussions about borders, territories, and design and architecture cultures? (Re)configuring Territories program curators Kaisa Karvinen and Tommi Vasko will talk with curator and archivist Ksenia Kaverina, program director Karoliina Korpilahti and Narva Art Residency’s director Ann Mirjam Vaikla.

Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call

Feb 25, 2020
Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories welcomes applications for a six-week Residency in May–June 2020. The Residency is meant for practitioners and researchers who share an interest in situated practices and speculative approaches.

Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux

May 31, 2019
Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux
Elena Hess-Rheingans who took part in the (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 wrote about Narva, the Spring School and Damiano Cerrone’s MetaNar workshop.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call

Mar 11, 2019
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories program’s first instalment is a week-long Spring School in May. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by designer and theorist Aiwen Yin, urban planner and researcher Damiano Cerrone, and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva. Apply by March 31, 2019!

Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain

Ksenia Kaverina wrote a mid-term reflection on the (Re)configuring Territories programme on art and culture website Arterritory.

Read the essay in English here: https://arterritory.com/en/visual_arts/articles/25829-navigating_the_indeterminate_terrain

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The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review

Jul 1, 2022
The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review
Sean Roy Parker who is in the Kreenholm Plants residency at Nart in June and July wrote a lovely review of the Seeds, Pollen, Future Spring School workshop group’s performance.

School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day

Jun 17, 2022
School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day
We are happy to invite you to the School of the Near Future in Narva Art Residency to conclude (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2022.

Welcome to Narva varialambo!

May 19, 2022
Welcome to Narva varialambo!
varialambo is currently at the Reconfiguring Territories research residency in Narva. At the beginning of their residency, we discussed Narva’s first impressions, getting to know new places and the plans they have for Narva.

Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call

May 13, 2022
Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call
Live-Action Role-playing the City is a weekend-long workshop that explores performative artistic research in the context of urban surroundings. How can cities be approached by means of LARPs? How can LARP exercises be used for questions dealing with the city? What kind of power structures emerge? The workshop will begin on Friday, May 3 at 4p.m. and end on Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 5-8 participants will be admitted to the workshop. Register by May 20.

Spring School 2022 Open Call

Apr 8, 2022
Spring School 2022 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 1(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 13 – 19, 2022. This year’s programme explores the politics of collective imagination in the midst of the socio-political and technological upheavals we currently face. How do the changing perceptions of territorial relationships, the experiences of belonging to a place, the multiple spatial layers of history, and their connection to human and non-human agencies shape abilities to imagine futures? What are the possible roles and structures of educational institutions that could develop the necessary skills and knowledge of political imagination?

#StandingWithUkraine

Mar 15, 2022
#StandingWithUkraine
(Re)configuring Territories stands for free and open societies, against war and violence. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The war has also changed the context of (Re)configuring Territories project. We are currently reorganizing our resources and this year’s programme. Action and friendships are now even more important #StandWithUkraine #StopRussianAggression

Wishes and Hopes for 2022

Dec 20, 2021
Wishes and Hopes for 2022
Before the year ends, we – the organisers in Finland and Estonia – gathered to share wishes and hopes for 2022, which will be the final year of the (Re)configuring Territories programme.

Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain

Oct 28, 2021
Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain
Ksenia Kaverina wrote a mid-term reflection on the (Re)configuring Territories programme on art and culture website Arterritory.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva
A week-long intensive Spring School culminated with a hybrid public event where the participants of the three workshops shared glimpses of their processes and findings.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth
The starting point for this conversation are the prevailing industrial and economical conditions of the city of Narva and beyond, which TOK curators have been exploring during their residency (Re)configuring Territories in May and June 2021. By discussing a variety of post-industrial contexts and sites, we will integrate the economic, manufacturing and architectural processes of decay of the Ida-Viru region into a wider geographical and conceptual framework.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency
Creative Association of Curators TOK joined the Narva Art Residency on May 20 – June 18. The introduction talk with the TOK curators Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits was hosted by curator Ksenia Kaverina and the (Re)configuring Territories programme curators Tommi Vasko and Kaisa Karvinen.

Spring School 2021 Open Call

Apr 15, 2021
Spring School 2021 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories programme continues as a week-long Spring School on May 31 – June 6, 2021. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by anthropologist Francisco Martínez and urbanist Andra Aaloe, graphic designer, baker and writer Maria Muuk, and architecture, art and design practice MYCKET.

Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics

Mar 15, 2021
Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics
The live action role-play taking place in Narva, eastern Estonia. Because of the ongoing epidemiological situation this year’s LARP participants will be online; facilitated by technologies like geo-located audio AR, instant messaging apps, Zoom and live-stream webcams. The river Narva and its lore will be transported and beamed to you.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research
Interest in anthropology is growing in situated architecture and design research circles, with fieldwork and community-led design processes becoming an increasingly important part of the critical discourse. What should architects, designers, and artists know from anthropology and its methodology? What can these disciplines learn from each other? (Re)configuring Territories program curator Tommi Vasko will talk with professor Francisco Martínez and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva about fieldwork and the relationships between artistic research and anthropology.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices
Could fiction and eating dinner together be seen as ways to question the conventional methods of spatial and design practices? Can these careful methods create a more resilient and discursive architecture and design culture? In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading. In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading.

The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines

Dec 18, 2020
The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines
The first (Re)configuring Territories talk was a discursive introduction to the research program. How can residencies and gatherings create discussions about borders, territories, and design and architecture cultures? (Re)configuring Territories program curators Kaisa Karvinen and Tommi Vasko will talk with curator and archivist Ksenia Kaverina, program director Karoliina Korpilahti and Narva Art Residency’s director Ann Mirjam Vaikla.

Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call

Feb 25, 2020
Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories welcomes applications for a six-week Residency in May–June 2020. The Residency is meant for practitioners and researchers who share an interest in situated practices and speculative approaches.

Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux

May 31, 2019
Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux
Elena Hess-Rheingans who took part in the (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 wrote about Narva, the Spring School and Damiano Cerrone’s MetaNar workshop.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call

Mar 11, 2019
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories program’s first instalment is a week-long Spring School in May. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by designer and theorist Aiwen Yin, urban planner and researcher Damiano Cerrone, and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva. Apply by March 31, 2019!

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva

(Re)configuring Territories: Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva
June 5th, 2021
10:30-15:00
@ Narva Art Residency and online

A week-long intensive Spring School culminated with a hybrid public event where the participants of the three workshops shared glimpses of their processes and findings.

The public event started online with Charming Perspectives where participants of the Trollperception in the Heartlands workshop presented some of the <<charms>> they worked with during the week. The group also made an exhibition of the <<charms>> to the (Re)configuring Territories instagram feed.

The event continued with the Archaeology of Postsocialist Narva tour by the Post-Brokenness workshop group. The cycling tour began at the Narva Art Residency and went around Narva where the participants presented objects, installations and public spaces as speculative archeological findings thirty years in the future.

After the tour the event continued with a common lunch moment, which reflected the topics that the Obschenie group had worked with during the spring school week.

The event ended with a tour to Kreenholm factory area where Sandra Kosorotova presented her project The Garden of Death.

Spring School Workshops
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→ Kevadkool
→ Kevätkoulun työpajat

Post-Brokenness

Post-Brokenness
Andra Aaloe and Francisco Martínez will host the workshop ‘Post-Brokenness’ in the (Re)configuring Territories Spring School taking place in Narva (May–June 2021). Selected participants will study how personal and collective relationships are sustained in relation to the maintenance and repair of the surrounding environment, opening up a wide range of questions about care-taking, sustainability and the fragility of the worlds we inhabit.

Obshchenie

Obshchenie
The main aim of this workshop at the Reconfiguring Territories Spring School is very simple: to feed ourselves and the whole group. We will use this necessity as an excuse to explore our own as well as local habits and preferences that start with food and dining but tell a lot about class, cultural backgrounds, feelings of home and political inclinations. Let us carefully scavenge our surroundings for matters to bring to the table: radishes and cucumbers from the supermarket and a local dacha; eggs from a nearby farm; sakuski and toasts; lunch offers; Turkish pizza and Chinese takeout; undervalued grandma pastries from around the corner; overpriced puree soups from the university cafeteria; basement shops and banquet halls; strange jars in cyrillic with surprisingly familiar contents.

Trollperception in the Heartlands

Trollperception in the Heartlands
Troll perceptions in the Heartlands – artistic research to widen our imagination capacity Once upon a time, humans lived in harmony with Earth. Trolls, fairies, and other spirits roamed freely around the villages of Sweden. Then came an era when humans started exploiting nature, pushing Earth to her limit. In the process they shut out all the conversations and relations they used to have with their non-sentients neighbors. Now, there is an acute need for radically different imaginaries of how to live with Earth again. In Troll perceptions in the Heartlands, we turn to folktales and legends to reconnect to that time when people in our regions lived closer to, and were more subordinated to nature.


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The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review

Jul 1, 2022
The Seeds, Pollen, Future performance review
Sean Roy Parker who is in the Kreenholm Plants residency at Nart in June and July wrote a lovely review of the Seeds, Pollen, Future Spring School workshop group’s performance.

School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day

Jun 17, 2022
School of the Near Future – (Re)configuring Territories Spring School Open Day
We are happy to invite you to the School of the Near Future in Narva Art Residency to conclude (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2022.

Welcome to Narva varialambo!

May 19, 2022
Welcome to Narva varialambo!
varialambo is currently at the Reconfiguring Territories research residency in Narva. At the beginning of their residency, we discussed Narva’s first impressions, getting to know new places and the plans they have for Narva.

Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call

May 13, 2022
Live-Action Role-playing the City – Workshop Open Call
Live-Action Role-playing the City is a weekend-long workshop that explores performative artistic research in the context of urban surroundings. How can cities be approached by means of LARPs? How can LARP exercises be used for questions dealing with the city? What kind of power structures emerge? The workshop will begin on Friday, May 3 at 4p.m. and end on Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 5-8 participants will be admitted to the workshop. Register by May 20.

Spring School 2022 Open Call

Apr 8, 2022
Spring School 2022 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 1(Re)configuring Territories research programme continues as a week-long Spring School on June 13 – 19, 2022. This year’s programme explores the politics of collective imagination in the midst of the socio-political and technological upheavals we currently face. How do the changing perceptions of territorial relationships, the experiences of belonging to a place, the multiple spatial layers of history, and their connection to human and non-human agencies shape abilities to imagine futures? What are the possible roles and structures of educational institutions that could develop the necessary skills and knowledge of political imagination?

#StandingWithUkraine

Mar 15, 2022
#StandingWithUkraine
(Re)configuring Territories stands for free and open societies, against war and violence. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The war has also changed the context of (Re)configuring Territories project. We are currently reorganizing our resources and this year’s programme. Action and friendships are now even more important #StandWithUkraine #StopRussianAggression

Wishes and Hopes for 2022

Dec 20, 2021
Wishes and Hopes for 2022
Before the year ends, we – the organisers in Finland and Estonia – gathered to share wishes and hopes for 2022, which will be the final year of the (Re)configuring Territories programme.

Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain

Oct 28, 2021
Navigating the Indeterminate Terrain
Ksenia Kaverina wrote a mid-term reflection on the (Re)configuring Territories programme on art and culture website Arterritory.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2021 presentations in Narva
A week-long intensive Spring School culminated with a hybrid public event where the participants of the three workshops shared glimpses of their processes and findings.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth
The starting point for this conversation are the prevailing industrial and economical conditions of the city of Narva and beyond, which TOK curators have been exploring during their residency (Re)configuring Territories in May and June 2021. By discussing a variety of post-industrial contexts and sites, we will integrate the economic, manufacturing and architectural processes of decay of the Ida-Viru region into a wider geographical and conceptual framework.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency

Jun 16, 2021
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Discussion with TOK Curators in Narva Art Residency
Creative Association of Curators TOK joined the Narva Art Residency on May 20 – June 18. The introduction talk with the TOK curators Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits was hosted by curator Ksenia Kaverina and the (Re)configuring Territories programme curators Tommi Vasko and Kaisa Karvinen.

Spring School 2021 Open Call

Apr 15, 2021
Spring School 2021 Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories programme continues as a week-long Spring School on May 31 – June 6, 2021. The Spring School consists of three simultaneous workshops mentored by anthropologist Francisco Martínez and urbanist Andra Aaloe, graphic designer, baker and writer Maria Muuk, and architecture, art and design practice MYCKET.

Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics

Mar 15, 2021
Dear Mist: A Journey Through Folklore and Energy Politics
The live action role-play taking place in Narva, eastern Estonia. Because of the ongoing epidemiological situation this year’s LARP participants will be online; facilitated by technologies like geo-located audio AR, instant messaging apps, Zoom and live-stream webcams. The river Narva and its lore will be transported and beamed to you.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Anthropology, Fieldwork, and Design Research
Interest in anthropology is growing in situated architecture and design research circles, with fieldwork and community-led design processes becoming an increasingly important part of the critical discourse. What should architects, designers, and artists know from anthropology and its methodology? What can these disciplines learn from each other? (Re)configuring Territories program curator Tommi Vasko will talk with professor Francisco Martínez and filmmaker and artist Polina Medvedeva about fieldwork and the relationships between artistic research and anthropology.

(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices

Dec 18, 2020
(Re)configuring Territories Talk: Feminist Fairytales, Parties and Eating Together as Spatial Practices
Could fiction and eating dinner together be seen as ways to question the conventional methods of spatial and design practices? Can these careful methods create a more resilient and discursive architecture and design culture? In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading. In the talk, the art & architecture group MYCKET (Mariana Alves Silva, Katarina Bonnevier, and Thérèse Kristiansson), graphic designer/writer/baker Maria Muuk and curator Kaisa Karvinen investigate strategies in each of their practices and dream about possible roles of architects and designers in the neighborhoods of current society. The talk starts with a short reading.

The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines

Dec 18, 2020
The Indeterminate Terrain Between Disciplines
The first (Re)configuring Territories talk was a discursive introduction to the research program. How can residencies and gatherings create discussions about borders, territories, and design and architecture cultures? (Re)configuring Territories program curators Kaisa Karvinen and Tommi Vasko will talk with curator and archivist Ksenia Kaverina, program director Karoliina Korpilahti and Narva Art Residency’s director Ann Mirjam Vaikla.

Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call

Feb 25, 2020
Reconfiguring Territories Research Residency Open Call
(Re)configuring Territories welcomes applications for a six-week Residency in May–June 2020. The Residency is meant for practitioners and researchers who share an interest in situated practices and speculative approaches.

Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux

May 31, 2019
Narva, a post-colonial, post-soviet, post-industrial bordertown in flux
Elena Hess-Rheingans who took part in the (Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 wrote about Narva, the Spring School and Damiano Cerrone’s MetaNar workshop.

(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call

Mar 11, 2019
(Re)configuring Territories Spring School 2019 Open Call
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(Re)configuring Territories Talk by TOK curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth

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TOK Curators: On the Verge of Post-Industrial Routine. In search for an alternative planetary set-up and trajectories of degrowth
June 16th, 2021
18:00-19:30
@ Narva Art Residency and online

The starting point for this conversation was the prevailing industrial and economical conditions of the city of Narva and beyond, which TOK curators explored during their residency (Re)configuring Territories in May and June 2021. By discussing a variety of post-industrial contexts and sites, the talk aimed to integrate the economic, manufacturing and architectural processes of decay of the Ida-Viru region into a wider geographical and conceptual framework.

Heavy industrial processes have left often irreparable marks and traces on local landscapes, demographics, health and memory of human and non-human inhabitants of regions, whose environments were affected by the rise and fall of the industrial economy. Changing conditions of industries, exhaustion of resources, and new requirements of ecological policies have led to closure of many production sites which made many people relocate and reconsider and reconfigure their dreams, hopes and future prospects at the territories that now serve as markers of post-industrial capitalism. The event will aim at revisiting several art and research projects from different geopolitical locations that deal with the questions of social and economical aftermath of industrial processes, post-colonial economies, environmental damages and political ecology in order to create sensory and intellectual response to radical breaking of life. 

The Creative Association of Curators TOK is a curatorial duo founded in St. Petersburg by Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits in 2010 as a platform for research projects at the intersection of contemporary art, social sciences and socially oriented design. As a nomadic collective working between Russia and Europe, the Middle East and the United States, TOK curators place their practice between historical analysis and political imagination. Their multilayered, durational and cross-disciplinary projects generate new knowledge about the causes and consequences of changing political realities.

Maria Kapajeva is an artist who works between the UK and Estonia. Her work often highlights peripheral histories and unspoken stories, focusing on the representation of women. Her artist book Dream Is Wonderful, Yet Unclear, published by Milda Books in 2020, got Krazsna-Krausz Photo Book Award.

Ann Mirjam Vaikla is an artist and curator and was the director of Narva Art Residency (NART) from 2017 to 2021. Her practice lies in the intersection of performing and visual arts working within various contexts at galleries, theatres and public spaces in Estonia and internationally.

The event was in English with Estonian and Russian introduction. See the recording below.

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The Creative Association of Curators TOK

The Creative Association of Curators TOK
( Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits at TOK’s retrospective exhibition “How to Work Together”, New Holland, St Petersburg, 2019. Photo: Aleksandra Getmanskaya )

Ann Mirjam Vaikla

Ann Mirjam Vaikla
Ann Mirjam Vaikla is an artist and curator. She was the director of Narva Art Residency (NART) from 2017 to 2021. Her practice lies in the intersection of performing and visual arts working within various contexts at galleries, theatres and public spaces in Estonia and internationally.


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