Rachel Mader

With traversing topologies place a concept at the centre that, on the one hand, enables us to question the relationships between space, people, things and knowledge in a very fundamental way, conceiving these relationships as relational and dynamic and yet always being tied back to a temporal, local but also thematic specificity.
This talk took place during the conference «traversing topologies» held on 25. September 2021 at Hochschule Luzern.

Directing & Audio: Antonio Corrado
Camera: Vasco Estermann

Rachel Mader is an art researcher. Since 2012 she has directed the competence centre Art in Public Spheres at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art. She is responsible both for a number of practice-based research projects on topics like self-organised art spaces and participatory art and city planning, as well as for basic research in the area of artistic research (with a focus on the performative research paradigm) and on issues such as art and politics. She publishes and teaches on ambivalence in the arts, artistic self-organisation and cultural politics, artistic research, the institutional landscape of the arts, collective authorship, the self-conception of art schools, and participatory and social practices in the arts. Rachel Mader is co-president of SARN (Swiss Artistic Research Network).