Department of Ultimology
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The European Conference of Institutional Ideators (ECII)

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The European Conference of Institutional Ideators (ECII)

26–27 October 2019

Fiona Hallinan and Kate Strain of the Department of Ultimology have been invited to participate in the European Conference of Institutional Ideators (ECII), taking place at Grölle pass:projects in the German city of Wuppertal over the weekend of October 26 and 27, 2019. ECII is being convened by The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI). The principal inquiry of the conference is SELF-INSTITUTIONALISATION AS ARTISTIC STRATEGY. ECII is concerned with questions related to the motivation, methodology and critical efficacy of self-institutionalised practices. The programme happens over two days with lectures, performances, screenings, concerts and field trips culminating in a plenary session – a round table discussion moderated by Joseph Noonan Ganley. The goal of ECII is to foster interaction and knowledge sharing between the participant practices and to establish provenance and lexicon for the phenomenon of self-institutionalisation. The conference will be accompanied by a handbook, a collaboration between OJAI and Zero-Desk featuring an essay by Pádraic E. Moore.