THINKING EVENTS THROUGH THE ANTHROPOCENE
EVENTS ACT AS PLATFORMS OF NEGOTIATION
As laboratories for development, events concern not only with economic, touristic and/or social regeneration, but increasingly address processes of political-ecological transformation. These new agendas require novel and innovative perspectives for the study of events: Guided by the conceptual figure of the Anthropocene and further informed by transhuman, posthuman and more-than-human approaches, reciprocal relationships between city/region, human/environment and nature/culture can be discussed in respect to event contexts.
Verhandlungen von politisch-ökologischen Transformationsprozessen im Rahmen von Großveranstaltungen
Sommer Semester 2022, MA Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, University of Graz, Austria,
ABOUT THE RESEARCHER
Barbara Grabher, PhD, is a trained Anthropologist with a specialisation in Gender Studies, she researches in the intersection of event, gender and urban studies and is particularly interested in event-based regeneration models such as City/Capital of Culture event frameworks.
She completed her PhD in Gender Studies at University of Hull, UK, and University of Oviedo, Spain, and, furthermore, holds a BA and MA from University of Vienna, Austria, Utrecht University, Netherlands, and University of Granada, Spain. Her monograph “Doing Gender in Events: Feminist Perspectives on Critical Event Studies” was published with Routledge in 2022. She currently works as postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of Geography and Regional Sciences at the University of Graz, Austria.
Next to her academic engagement, she works as well as a consultant with Museums, Galleries, Archives to advance research interests, evaluate project achievements and facilitate workshops, trainings and events related to the topic of representation, gender and urban development.