Yesterday PASSIM held a seminar online. PASSIM’s own Isabelle Strömstedt discussed a narrative approach to exhibition analysis that focuses on how documents can be displayed. Isabelle’s dissertation concerns the exhibition “Idé – Patent – Produkt” (Idea – Patent – Product) by the Swedish Patent Office. Annika Öhrner was invited as a guest speaker. Öhrner is Associate Professor in Art History at Södertörn University. She discussed Methods in Exhibition Analysis. Annika opened the seminar with an informative overview of art history and then explored examples of exhibition analysis in recent dissertations.
The seminar was an excellent example of how benefiting interdisciplinary conversations can be. The resonance between the two speakers was crystal clear and I know for a fact that it was greatly inspiring for Isabelle.
PI Eva Hemmungs Wirtén expressed that in less testing times than the current we would have been able to express our gratitude to Annika over a glass of vine or a post seminar dinner. Unfortunately that will have to be rain-checked, but we are grateful.
As Eva concluded in an earlier post here on our blog, the pandemic has meant that we must do things a little bit different if we are to keep momentum throughout these times.
Yesterday’s seminar was an example of at least one upside with online seminars as a handful of scholars joined the seminar from abroad and very much contributed to the discussion after the presentations.
On behalf of the PASSIM team I would like to thank everyone for their participation.
A recording of the seminar will be published on our website shortly: https://liu.se/en/research/passim
Mattis Karlsson, PASSIM RA