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Symposium: ‘How Institutions Think’

24-27 feb 2016
LUMA Arles, France.

Join us at LUMA Arles this Wednesday for a four-day international symposium that will focus on different concepts of institution and forms of institutional practice.

Taking its title from Mary Douglas’s 1986 book How Institutions Think, this symposium addresses the contemporary possibilities and limitations of institutional formats, practices and imaginaries, but starts from a different place, namely from categories of knowledge, cognition and the social.

Speakers will include Afterall Editors Charles Esche and Lucy Steeds, together with Afterall authors Pip Day, Clémentine Deliss, Bassam El Baroni, Patrick Flores, Alison Green and Paul O’Neill, among many others.

Symposium: ‘How Institutions Think’
Wednesday 24 February – 27 February 2016

LUMA Arles
Les Forges
Parc des Ateliers

The symposium is free but pre-registration is required. For more information, please visit the LUMA Arles website.

This symposium is organised by LUMA Foundation with the Center for Curatorial Studies, CCS Bard, in partnership with Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London; de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam; Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London; Valand Academy of Arts, University of Gothenburg; and the V-A-C Foundation, Moscow.