Shifting perspectives in contemporary art practices and work in communities

Anneli Bäckman told how art can function as a catalyst for the revitalization of a city.


Lecture by Anneli Bäckman

10 May, 2018
Poltava, Ukraine


Anneli Bäckman. Curator, producer, editor and sometimes writer.She got MA in Curating Art from Stockholm University in 2007, BA in Philosophy / Critical Theory from London Metropolitan University in1999. From 2012 till now she is curator at the contemporary art centre Botkyrka konsthall, and international residency programme, Residence Botkyrka.

During the presentation Anneli Bäckman shared her experience and work with Botkyrka Konsthall on audience and community development through the use of contemporary art methods. She discussed the importance of self-reflection and the use of failure as a process of moving forward to learn and acquire new knowledge. Anneli identified methods that may be applied while working with communities to implement cultural projects. In addition, a number of relevant Swedish art and education initiatives will be presented that intend to engage with different age and social groups.