Glossary of common knowledge. Vol. 2

The terms by more than fifty narrators presented in this volume were discussed and written between 2019 and 2022 during seminar meetings to bring together diverse knowledges from the museums as well as the so-called global family of artists, thinkers and curators. They seek to find common knowledge to speak about less visible stories in contemporary art and to address systems that govern our ways of thinking in art and beyond. The project has been ongoing since 2014, and it was conceived and curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Bojana Piškur and Jesús Carrillo in the context of L’Internationale confederation ofmuseums as a method of addressing the so-called referential fields.

The first series of discussions was published in 2018. For this second edition, we repeated the same referential fields to re-examine how the conditions in our cultural landscape have changed in the drastic raptures of pandemic, war, climate catastrophes, a conservative turn and political upheavals. One of the most visible shifts in this volume compared to the previous edition is a clear need to address the growing urgency of climate change, and to stress the anthropogenic colonial origin of the cataclysmic events, moreover, to entangle this continuous crisis through troubled thinking, and propose not to resign. This volume is also marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications it had on escalating power struggles and injustices.

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L'Internationale with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

L'Internationale. Our many europes

The Glossary of Common Knowledge, Vol.2 is part of the larger "Our Many Europes" project (2018-2022), organised by the museum confederation L'internationale and its partners, and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. This volume is also supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

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