Gilly Karjevsky, Guest Professor of Social Design
Gilly Karjevsky is a curator of critical spatial practice (Rendell) teaching and curating programs at the intersection of ecology, ethics of care and radical collectivity. For the guest professorship year at HFBK she focuses on social technologies designed to negotiate the spaces between subjectivity and the common good. This concept is linked to her ongoing research into radically local urban curating currently funded by the Fonds Darstelle Künste.
She is founding association member at Floating University Berlin where she curates Climate Care - a festival for theory and practice on a natureculture learning site, the Urban Practice residency program and a participatory lexicon process. She is founding member of Soft Agency - a diasporic group of feminist spatial practitioners. Gilly is co-director of 72 Hour Urban Action, with a recent monograph published by Archplus documenting a decade of real-time place-making.
Gilly is a graduate of the Spatial Practices program in Central Saint Martins in London where she is also currently curator-in-residence, and holds MFA in Narrative Environments. She is tutor to the student-led arts festival “Seekult” at the Zeppelin University arts department.
She has published in several platforms, most recently "Collective Auotheory” in New Alphabet School #21 - Practices of Knowledge Production in Art, Activism and Collective Research , “Care for Cities” in Expanding Academy Reader #3, and “Climate Care - A Curriculum for Urban Practice” in Radicalising Care - Feminist and Queer Activism in Curating.