Monday 5/5/2014, 21:00, Department's Amphitheatre
Marjetica Potrč is an artist and architect who has been a professor at the University of Fine Arts/HFBK in Hamburg, Germany, since 2011. Students of her course Design for the Living World develop participatory design projects during long-term residencies in various locations around Europe (such as Belgrade, Tromsø, Norway, and rural Austria) and elsewhere (Soweto, South Africa).
She has been a visiting professor at a number of other institutions as well, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005) and the IUAV Faculty of Arts and Design in Venice (2008, 2010).
Potrč’s artworks (architectural case studies and drawing installations) have been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Americas, including at the Venice Biennial (1993, 2003, 2009) and the São Paulo Biennial (1996, 2006), and are shown regularly at the Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin and Stockholm. Her many community-based on-site projects include Dry Toilet (Caracas, 2003) and The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour (Stedelijk Goes West, Amsterdam, 2009). She has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship at The New School in New York (2007).
'The Soweto Project'
The Soweto Project is practice of class Design for the Living World, which is course in particupatory design at HFBK University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. www.designforthelivingworld.com