Elof Hellström/ Mapping the Unjust City

Elof Hellström works at the point of intersection where art, architecture and pedagogy meet, often with text and radio, and through collaborative and collective practice. The body of work of Mapping the Unjust City is a collaborative process exploring aesthetics and pedagogy in relation to ownership and capital flows in cities. By tracing the interrelationships between the abstract and the concrete, the ambition is to visualize and distribute information to promote consciousness and action.The group was formed in 2015 in Stockholm with members working in the fields of art, design, architecture and aesthetics. Since then the group has worked with mappings and cartography in the form of sound pieces, video essays, photography, text, and maps. Group members include Maryam Fanni, Elof Hellström, Åsa Johansson, Sarah Kim, Paula Urbano.


Nina Valerie Kolowratnik

Nina Valerie Kolowratnik is an architect, researcher, and PhD in Law candidate at the Human Rights Centre at Ghent University. Her research focuses on Indigenous peoples’ knowledge in settler-colonial legal and human rights frameworks, forced migration and notational systems. She’s the author of the book The Language of Secret Proof: Indigenous Truth and Representation (Sternberg Press, 2019). Since 2014 she has been teaching on borderlands, migration and counter narratives at Columbia University GSAPP and Vienna University of Technology. In 2016 Kolowratnik received the Outstanding Artist Award in Experimental Tendencies in Architecture by the Austrian Federal Chancellery. Kolowratnik holds an MArch from TU Graz (2010) and a MS in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP (2013).


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