Assembly for Permicircular Museums: »Museum as shelter«

moderated by Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro

moderated by Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro
moderated by Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro

Inspired by the ongoing debate on the restitution of plundered objects held by Western museums, we can interrogate the role of cultural institutions in planetary repairing. The acceleration of global extinctions leads us to consider institutions’ conservation work with a new look. Could care and maintenance knowledge be expanded to more-than-human collectives? In times characterized by the disappearance of refuges, how might cultural spaces contribute to restoring, regenerating, and protecting life?


Amal Khalaf (director of programmes at Cubitt, London)

Klass Kuitenbrouwer (curator, researcher, Zoöp co-initiator at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam)

Sonia Lawson (director of Palais de Lomé)

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez (curator, Head of Public Programme at Cité internationale des arts, co-founder of Initiative for Practices and Visions of Radical Care, Paris)

Ela Spalding (artist~facilitator along art and ecology, Estudio Nuboso)

and an activation by Alecia Neo (artist, Singapore)