Kelman Seminar: The Vienna Project, Holocaust Memory and Social Activism

Event Date: Monday May 1, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Pound Hall 100, Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

The Vienna Project, Holocaust Memory and Social Activism


Karen Frostig

Karen Frostig

Director, “The Vienna Project”
Associate Professor, Lesley University
Resident Scholar, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University


Monday, May 1, 2017
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Pound Hall, Room 100
Harvard Law School Campus
1563 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

About the speaker:

Karen Frostig works as a conceptual, interdisciplinary artist, and is President and Artistic Director of “The Vienna Project.” She is a writer, cultural historian, and educator, engaged in international activist projects dealing with traumatic memory, inherited erasures, and new forms of testimony. Invited in 2008 to install the “Exiled Memory” project at the Universität Wien Juridicum, she conceived of and directed “The Vienna Project,” in 2013. “The Vienna Project” is a social action, public memory project situated in sixteen districts on the streets of Vienna. The project challenged prescribed habits of remembrance and fixed formulas of memorialization. Closing at the Austrian National Library in 2014, the project’s culminating event was to project 91,780 names representing seven different persecuted victim groups, murdered between 1938-1945, on the walls of buildings surrounding Josefsplatz.

Frostig earned a Ph.D. in Visual Culture and Critical Theory at the Union Institute and University, 2002; M.Ed. in Art Therapy at Lesley University; and B.F.A. in painting at Massachusetts College of Art. As an associate professor in the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Education at Lesley University, Frostig teaches courses in “Art, Culture & Community,” “Art and Visual Inquiry”, and “Arts Activism”. She is also a Resident Scholar in the Scholars Program of the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series: 

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public PolicyThe Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme of the Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.

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