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New assistant for CHS/Curating the city cluster

News: Sep 01, 2015

For one year from July 2015 Linda Shamma will be assisting the research cluster Curating the City with different upcoming things. She will also be participating in other activities within and outside the academy that relate to her field. She is sitting mainly at the Department of Conservation/ Natfak but her work is to the same extent at the Faculty of Arts / HDK.

Linda is an artist active in the border area between practical design work and research development. Her works can be seen in public places and galleries. Parallel to her art practice she has in recent years been active as a guest lecturer at Konstfack and KTH on issues related to the relationship between artistic practice and research.

In her art and research she explores how the hybrid, as figure and phenomenon, can be used to shed light on how we categorize identities and cultures we perceive as foreign. Examples of works related to this theme are "Älg i postformulerat tillstånd" (the so-called camoose), a public sculpture at Telefonplan in Stockholm that represents a hybrid between moose and camel and ”Oophaga vicentei × Oophaga pumilio” where she cultivated produce a hybrid live rainforest frog to immerse in this synthesis. Over the coming year, she will further deepening her studies on the hybrid to see how it can be applied to applied to critical issues concerning conservation and cultural heritage.

More information about her works can be found on her website: www.shamma.se.

Article published by Linköping University about her research on the hybrid.



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