Repetition as Claiming Space

6 February 2019, 14:00 - 17:00

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road NB longer session

Professor Richard Coyne (Architecture, Edinburgh)
Mindless Repetition: Re-running the Territorial Imperative

3.30pm -5.00pm Respondents:

Dr Cristina Baldacci (Università Ca' Foscari, Venice/ICI Berlin)
The Re-turn in contemporary art

Dr Francesco Giusti (Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin)
Lyric Time and the Trans-historical

Richard Coyne researches and teaches in digital technologies and design. His most recent books are Mood and Mobility, Navigating the Emotional Spaces of Digital Social Networks with MIT Press, and Network Nature: The Place of Nature in the Digital Age with Bloomsbury Academic. He is interested in sound and space, the persistence of romanticism in digital cultures, and philosophical pragmatism, and will soon release a book on C.S. Peirce. His blog 'Reflections on Technology, Media and Culture' is at The title of his lecture refers to Ardrey, R. (1967) The Territorial Imperative: A Personal Inquiry into the Animal Origins of Property and Nations, London, Collins) and its applicability to video gaming and other more recent pursuits.

Cristina Baldacci is Senior Researcher at the Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, and still affiliated to the ICI Berlin, where she was a 2016-18 fellow. Her research interests focus on the archive and atlas as artistic gestures and visual forms of knowledge; appropriation and montage as artistic strategies; “re”-practices in contemporary art; image theory and visual culture; contemporary sculpture and installation art; new media art. She has written for various magazines and essay collections, and co-edited, among others, the volumes: Quando è scultura (2010), Montages: Assembling as a Form and Symptom in Contemporary Arts (2018), Abstraction Matters: Contemporary Sculptors in Their Own Words (forthcoming), and Over and Over and Over Again: Re-Enactment Strategies in Contemporary Arts and Theory (forthcoming). She is the author of Archivi impossibili. Un’ossessione dell’arte contemporanea (2016), a monograph on archiving as artistic practice.

Francesco Giusti is currently affiliated to the ICI Berlin, where he was a 2016-2018 fellow. After his PhD in Comparative literature at the Italian Institute of Human Sciences and Sapienza University of Rome, he pursued his research on the history and theory of the lyric at the University of York and the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. He is a member of the Centre for Research in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis Après-coup (University of L’Aquila) and the author of two books devoted respectively to the ethics of mourning and to creative desire in lyric poetry: Canzonieri in morte. Per un’etica poetica del lutto (2015) and Il desiderio della lirica. Poesia, creazione, conoscenza (2016). With Christine Ott and Damiano Frasca, he co-edited the volume Poesia e nuovi media (2018). 

Cristina and Francesco were both Fellows of the ICI Berlin 2016-18 research project ERRANS, in time and will also share insights from this recent project in discussion e.g.


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