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Anna-Maria Meister

Tom Holert is a researcher, writer, and curator. He is the co-founder of the Harun Farocki Institut in Berlin and the of the upcoming book Knowledge Beside Itself. Contemporary Art’s Epistemic Politics (Sternberg Press/The MIT Press, 2020). He recently curated the exhibition Neolithic Childhood. Art in a False Present, c. 1930 at HKW, Berlin in 2018 (with Anselm Franke) and co-edited the accompanying publication (diaphanes, 2018). He’s currently organising the research and exhibition project Education Shock. Learning, Politics, and Architecture in the Global 1960s and 1970s, at HKW (forthcoming September 2020), a follow-up of the exhibition Learning Laboratories. Architecture, Instructional Technology, and the Social Production of Pedagogical Space around 1970 at BAK (Basis voor actuele kunst), Utrecht in 2016–17.

Anna-Maria Meister is Assistant Professor for the and Theory of Architecture at TU Darmstadt, and works at the intersection of architecture’s histories and the histories of science and technology. Her work focuses on the production and dissemination of norms and normed objects as social desires in German modern architecture. Meister received a joint PhD degree in the History and Theory of Architecture and the Council of the Humanities from Princeton University, and holds degrees in architecture from Columbia University, New York, and the TU Munich. She was a fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin, and a postdoctoral fellow at the TU Munich. Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Graham Foundation, the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, DAAD, and Columbia University, among others.


Learning Structures

Tom Holert Anna-Maria Meister

The panel with Tom Holert and Anna-Maria Meister inaugurated the conference Architectures of Education at Nottingham Contemporary, 8-9 November 2019. This event was a three-day programme with presentations, workshops, keynotes and screening reflecting on cultures and architectures of education today, and speculate about what futures may lay on the horizons of knowledge production. Tom Holert…