Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students develop their curatorial understanding through a thorough investigation of some of curating's most pertinent questions, concerns and recent developments. 

Credits: 6

Schedule: 06.03.2024 - 17.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Bassam El Baroni

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Students will read, explore, and critically discuss literature in and around curatorial approaches, theory, and practices. This course addresses the possibilities and necessities for curatorial practice in a changing world in which the future exerts continuous demands on our present. It pictures and speculates on the different pathways that curating might take in the future. Curating in this course is understood as a research field in contrast to the professional activity of curating bound to museum practices and exhibition making. Curatorial work – as part of an expanded field of art, artistic research, and creative practices - is facing a considerable number of societal, economic, political and technological shifts that force it to constantly reconceptualise and rethink its core alliances and identity as well as its social and political impacts. What is it we need to know when we think about future curatorial practices? What forms of action and organisation, which theoretical tools, what imaginaries and which histories can inform our work as we think towards the future? Crucial to these questions, is another concern that relates to the shape and place of the future itself, and this is to rescue the future from the so-called “futures industry” and return it to a place of radical activity.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation, quality of contribution, one assignment at end of course.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching, independent and peer work.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 No teaching
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

    Minimum number of participants: 8
    Maximum number of participants: 15

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,