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Conferences

& Workshops

Invited Presentations

  2023

  2023

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  2022

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  2021

  2021

'Istorii ale designului românesc interbelic: de la interiorul cubist la vitrina modernă', Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Art, George Enescu National University of Arts, October 2023.

 

'No Place Like Home: Avant-Garde Yiddish Theatre between the National and the Transnational', part of the SMArt Talks lecture series, Centre for Modern Art and Theory, Masaryk University, March 2023. Watch here.

'Avangarda efemeră. Maxy, Trupa din Vilna și Studioul de Teatru Idiș', part of the events programme for the for the exhibition 'M.H. Maxy – De la avangardă la socialism', Romanian National Art Museum, February 2023. Watch here (in Romanian).

'O lampă ca un monument. Modernismul interbelic între comerț și pedagogie', part of the events programme for the for the exhibition 'M.H. Maxy – De la avangardă la socialism', Romanian National Art Museum, January 2023. Watch here (in Romanian).

'Avant-Garde Yiddish Theatre in Romania', part of the panel discussion 'Traditional, Experimental, Digital. From Modern Yiddish Theater to Contemporary Performance Art', Yiddishland Pavilion in conjunction with the Venice Biennale, June 2022. Watch here. 

'Work and Play at the Schule Reimann: A German Design School in the 1930s', a show-and-tell public event, Research Out Loud: Met Fellows Present, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 2022.

'Re-placing Modernism: The Reimann School in the United States', part of the panel discussion 'Against Place: Modernism in Collaboration', Research Out Loud: Met Fellows Present, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 2022.

'On-Stage, Off-Stage: Modern Design on Display', part of the panel discussion 'Staging the Avant-Garde: Performative Practices in Central and Eastern Europe', Spring Fellows Colloquia, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 2021.

 

'Off the Page: In Search of the Romanian Avant-Garde Outside its Publications', a lecture as part of the series 'East Central Vanguard: New Perspectives on the Avant-Garde', The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, February 2021. Watch here. 

Conferences & Sessions Organised

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  2018

  2014

'Design Pedagogy Beyond Utopia: Modernism, Social Change, and Everyday Life', session at the Association for Art Historians annual conference with co-chair Hyewon Yoon, April 2023.

'Advertising and Consumption in East-Central Europe, 1919-1939', session at the Popular Culture Association annual conference, June 2021.

 

Greater Romania at 100: New Perspectives on Visual Culture and Practice, one-day workshop at the University of St Andrews, May 2018.

 

A Game in Hell: The Great War in Russia, conference at the Courtauld Institute, London, September 2014.

Workshop Participation

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   2019

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   2016 

Periodization in the History of Art in East-Central Europe, seminar series at the New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest.

The Stuff of Research, material culture doctoral training programme at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, and Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.


Museums and Controversial Collections. Politics and Policies of Heritage-Making in Post-colonial and Post-socialist Contexts, doctoral summer school at l’Institut Français d’Etude Anatoliennes, Istanbul.

 

Conference & Seminar Presentations

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'Selling the New Interior: Gender and Avant-Garde Discourse in Interwar Bucharest', as part of the session 'Changing Spaces. Gender and Display in Interwar East-Central Europe' at the Design History Society annual conference, September 2023.

'Gender Trouble: a Hidden History of Modern Design in Romania', as part of the session 'Hidden Histories of Collaboration and Collective Practice', Gender in Design Seminar Series, Design History Society, May 2022. Watch here.

'A Theatrical Display: Women, Commerce, and Performativity in Modern Design', as part of the session 'Challenging Gendered Modernities' at the Design History Society annual conference, September 2021.

 

'From the Fairground to the Trade Fair in Modern Bucharest', as part of the session 'Advertising and Consumption in East-Central Europe, 1919-1939' at the Popular Culture Association annual conference, June 2021.

'An Invisible Avant-Garde: Jewish Collectors and Patrons in Bucharest, 1915-30', as part of the panel 'Jewish Visual Culture in Modern Europe', Association for Art History annual conference, University of Birmingham, April 2021.

 

'Out with the Old, in with the New: Selling Modernity in Interwar Bucharest', Consuming and Advertising: Eastern Europe Revisited, Verband der OsteuropahistorikerInnen e.V. and Herder Institute, March 2021.

'The Academy of Decorative Arts: A Modern Initiative and Its Modernist Myths', Annual Art History Symposium, Museum of the City of Bucharest, November 2020. Watch here (in Romanian).

'Dissenting Designs and Feminine Modernities', Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies annual convention, November 2020.

'‘Dada is the Best Paying Concern of the Day’: Consumer Culture and Peripheral Avant- Gardes', Material and Visual Culture Seminar SeriesThe University of Edinburgh/ Edinburgh College of Art, September 2020.

'Putting the Peripheral Centre Stage: Performing Modernism in Interbellum Bucharest', Seminar series Periodization in the History of Art in East-Central Europe, New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, November 2019.

‘Integral Domesticities and Modernist Myths: Displaying the Modern Interior in Bucharest’, Modernism in the Home, University of Birmingham, July 2019.

 

‘The Magical and the Mechanical: Experiments for a Future Yiddish Theatre in Bucharest’, Back to the Future: Central European Avant-Garde Reclaimed, Royal Holloway, University of London, November 2018. Watch here.

 

‘Bauhaus, Berlin, Bucharest: Romanian Applied Arts and Design in the 1920s’, Society for Romanian Studies Conference, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, June 2018.

 

‘Myth, Making and Modernity: The Academy of Decorative Arts and Design Education in Bucharest’, Greater Romania at 100: New Perspectives on Visual Culture and Practice, University of St Andrews, May 2018.

 

‘Ephemeral Modernisms, Transnational Lives: Reconstructing Avant-Garde Performance’, The School of Art History Research Seminar Series, University of St Andrews, April 2018.

 

‘Bucharest and the Baltics: Design Connections’, Romans Suta 120: Universal Formula of Art, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, April 2017.

 

‘Oriental Constructivism? Romanian Modernism between East and West’, Borders of Modernism, Centre for European Modernism Studies, University of Perugia, December 2016.

 

‘Oriental Constructivism? The Carpet Designs of M. H. Maxy’, Central European Art and Culture Seminar, Barber Institute of Fine Art, University of Birmingham, June 2016.

 

‘A Woman's Place: To be or not to be Avant-Garde’, European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM) Conference, Université Rennes 2, June 2016.

 

‘How to Make Friends and Influence People: Hospitality as a Feminist Weapon’, Hospitable Modernism, University of Sussex, May 2016.

 

‘When is an Avant-Garde Artist not an Avant-Garde Artist?’, TECHNE Kinesis & Stasis (un)conference, Barbican Centre, London, November 2015. 

 ‘Fedor Lopukhov and the Ballet Bolt’, Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution and Design, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, January 2015.

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