Recent and Forthcoming Presentations
‘Palaceology in Warsaw and Minsk’.
Discussion seminar at the Department for Visual Culture, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw.
April 3 2017 (invited lecture).
‘A Still-Socialist Palace in a Leftless Country’.
Lecture and student consultations at the Parsons School of Design, New York/School of Form, Poznań MA Design Studies Course ‘The Palace of Culture: An Exploration in Design, Humanities and Social Science’. Warsaw, March 18-25 2017.
‘The Palace Complex: Stalinist Legacies in Warsaw’
Lecture at the Sixth Minsk Architectural Forum. Minsk University of Technology, March 5-15 2017 (invited lecture and seminar series)
'Late Putinist Hellenism? Zombie Monumentality, from Palmyra to Moscow.'
Situating Architecture Lecture Series, The Bartlett School of Architecture, 31 October 2016.
‘Re-Activating the “Public Spirit”: Communist Afterlives in Warsaw.’
114th Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Denver, November 2015.
'Marxist Morphologies: A Critique of Flat Infrastructures, Fuzzy Property and Complexified Cities'.
UCL Material, Digital and Visual Culture Seminar, Monday 12th October 2015.
"The Art of Dissident Domesticity: Incarceration, Sovereignty, Information".
With Khadija Von Zinnenburg Carroll and Jesse Weaver Shipley.
UCL FRINGE Centre Launch Event, 6th October 2015.
"Kompleks Pałacu". Book launch. Rudnev Room, Palace of Culture, 28th July 2015.
‘The Political Morphology of Utopia’
12th Congress of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore, University of Zagreb, June 2015.
‘"A Squadron of Lunatics, Storming the Heavens!"
The Jewish Architects of Socialist Warsaw’
Institute for Jewish Studies, University College London, June 2015 (invited paper)
‘Letters to a Stalinist Social Condenser’
SSEES, UCL, May 2015.
‘Dissident Domesticity: Ethnographic Conceptualism, House Arrest, Diplomatic Asylum’ Centre for Studies of the Home, Institute for Historical Research, University of London, February 2015 (invited seminar)
‘Authoritarian Urbanism: Geometrically Effective, Politically Defective?’
113th meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC, December 2014
‘Ethnographic Conceptualism in the City’
Cities Methodologies, UCL Urban Lab, October 2014 (with Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll and Jesse Weaver Shipley)
‘The Prison House: Domesticity Under Arrest’
13th EASA Biennial Conference, Tallinn University, August 2014.
‘Movements Between Art and Anthropology: Conceptual Art and Ethnographic Inquiry’ (with Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll)
CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge), invited seminar,
‘Testing the Strength of the Last Instance: Political Economy, Anthropology, Architecture’
17th IUAES World Congress, Manchester University, August 2013
‘Palaceology, or Palace-as-Methodology: Ethnographic Conceptualism, Total Urbanism and a Stalinist Skyscraper in Warsaw’
Understanding Urban Conflicts, workshop at University of Paris-1 Pantheon- Sorbonne, July 2013 (invited paper)
‘A Stalinist Social Condenser in a Capitalist City’
Illusions Killed by Life: Afterlives of Soviet Constructivism, Princeton University, May 2013
Recent and Forthcoming Events Organised
'Towards a Critical (East European) Area Studies'.
Roundtable at the Association of Slavonic, East European and Eurasian Studies Convention, Washington DC, November 19 2016.
The Centre Cannot Hold? Neo-Monumentality, Neo-Modernism and Other Zombie Urban Utopias’.
Two-day conference at UCL SSEES, March 2016. Founding event of the FRINGE Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity.
‘Eastern Europe Without Borders: Area Studies in the 21st Century’
One-day workshop at UCL SSEES (with Wendy Bracewell), November 2015.
‘Re-Activating the Social Condenser: Architecture against Privation’.
One-day workshop at UCL SSEES and the Bartlett School of Architecture (with Jane Rendell), May 2015.
Podcast available here.
‘“The Center Cannot Hold?” Pivotal Spaces and Political Geometries in the Polycentric City.’
Panel at the 113th Meeting of the AAA, Washington DC, December, 2014 (with Jonathan Bach)
‘Inflexible Cities’: City Seminar at CRASSH (Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities). Series of Seminars featuring invited speakers, 2011- 2012 (with Edward Saunders and Gruia Badescu)
‘Ethnographic Conceptualism’. Panel at the 110th Meeting of the AAA, Montreal, November 2011 (with Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov and Felix Ringel)