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Talk #39

Elena Cologni

Dr Gulsen Bal (Senior Lecturer in Curating, Art Theory & Practice at Manchester School of Art) and Dr Michael Pinchbeck (Reader in Theatre at Manchester School of Art) in conversation with Dr Elena Cologni.

Elena Cologni is Senior Research Fellow in Art and Research Coordinator at Cambridge School of Art, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, in Cambridge UK. She has a PhD in Fine Art and Philosophy (2004) from the Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London where she was Post-Doctorate Research Fellow (2004/06 funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council). Cologni is Member of Royal Society of Sculptors, Associate Member of Royal Society Public Health (Art and Health working group) and has worked with many institutions and collections: University of Cambridge, Freud Museum in London, New Hall Art Collection in Cambridge, MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.

Elena develops dialogic and situated artistic strategies for observing, recording and stimulating an awareness of experiences of the everyday. Within this context she creates instruments to facilitate the sharing of insights, the location of situated knowledges and arising of new questions from within our relations with one another, place and the environment. This is done through an interdisciplinary approach where artistic research intersects with environmental psychology, care ethics, philosophy, and gender studies. Recent publication.