With Ross Exo Adams, Μarta Dauliūtė & Viktorija Šiaulytė and Sarah Kim
Location: Het Huis Main Stage
In less than two decades, platform technologies have radically transformed urban space. Companies such as Airbnb, Amazon and Google embody not only new types of enterprises, but also a new culture of how we use their products and services in everyday life. These and other tech giants also engage in the development of smart city concepts that promote data-based solutions to problems of sustainability, energy saving, and mobility. Modern urbanisation has always been a (bio)political project: a technology aimed at the spatial organisation of bodies. How does the integration of urban design, ubiquitous computing, sensing technologies and financialised capital act upon the human body and its relationship to time and space?
The panel is connected to Good Life (2022), a film by Μarta Dauliūtė and Viktorija Šiaulytė that is being screened as part of the festival programme. The film revolves around new start-up models for co-working and co-living that render social life as a business operation. At Platform City, the filmmakers are joined by architect and urban theorist Ross Exo Adams and Sarah Kim, a member of the Mapping the Unjust City collective in Stockholm. Together, the they discuss the “making-infrastructural of the body” and how the techno-colonisation of cities can be turned around to favour non-extractive practices that help us face the planetary crises ahead of us.
What else is on Friday?
See the Friday timetable to visit the other programmes with your Festival Pass (5-days) or Day Pass (1-day). With the passes you can also visit the festival exhibition The Curse of Smooth Operations at the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Steenweg 26.
Marta Dauliūtė― Speaker
Marta Dauliūtė (Lithuania) is film director and producer based in Stockholm. She holds an MFA in film directing from Valand Academy of Art, Sweden. Along with partner Elisabeth Marjanović Cronvall, she runs the film production company MDEMC. Dauliūtė’s films have been screened at Hot Docs, DOK Leipzig, Kasseler Dokfest, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Ji.hlava IDFF among others. In addition to directing and producing short and feature documentaries, she is a co-organiser of Noncitizen, a nomadic film project. She chaired the Swedish Independent Filmmakers Association from 2012 to 2014. Dauliūtė also works with casting, as a film dramaturge and intimacy coordinator, and teaches film directing.
Viktorija Šiaulytė― Speaker
Viktorija Šiaulytė (Lithuania) is a curator and filmmaker based in Berlin. She holds an MFA in Critical Writing and Curatorial Practice from Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. Šiaulytė is an independent curator and producer in the fields of contemporary art, architecture and film. Working with artists Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas and writer Tracey Warr, Šiaulytė co-curated Zooetics (2013-2018), a transdisciplinary art research project on interspecies technologies in art, science and technology. She is the founder and co-curator of Videograms, a recurring festival and platform for artists’ films and video art in Vilnius, Lithuania. While working on the Good Life film project together with Marta Dauliūtė, she was awarded a research residency at Vilém Flusser Archive. She has also presented events at the transmediale festival of art and digital culture (Berlin, Germany) and the National Gallery of Art (Vilnius, Lithuania). Šiaulytė was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2020-21 and is currently a research affiliate at the Art, Culture and Technology Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ross Exo Adams― Speaker
Ross Exo Adams (United States) is Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Architecture programme at Bard College, New York. He is the author of Circulation and Urbanization (Sage, 2019) and works more broadly on the intersections of architecture and urbanism with political geography and environmental humanities. His research has been published and presented widely and has received the support of fellowships and grants from MacDowell, the Royal Institute of British Architects, The London Consortium, and others. Prior to working at Bard, he taught at Iowa State University, the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, the Architectural Association, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam (NL) and the University of Brighton (UK).
Sarah Kim― Speaker
SARAH KIM is a curator based in Stockholm and member of Mapping the Unjust City, an interdisciplinary group and ongoing art & research project exploring aesthetics and pedagogy in relation to ownership and capital flows in cities. Group members including Maryam Fanni, Elof Hellström, Åsa Johansson, Paula Urbano, Channa Bianca, and Scott Springfeldt have collectively worked on a digital map as well as mappings in the form of sound pieces, video essays, photography, and text. Their work has been presented at ArkDes, Index Foundation, Marabouparken Konsthall, RISD and Tensta Konsthall.