Articles by: Charlotte Bik Bandlien 

Charlotte Bik Bandlien is an Oslo-based anthropologist specializing in visual and material culture. Via a triangulation between the roles of researcher, collaborative practitioner, and critic, her interdisciplinary research revolves around contemporary conditions for constructing criticality—currently focusing on dialectics between contemporary art, advertising, anthropology, fashion/value mechanisms, and speculative perspectives. Bandlien has presented work at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Oxford University, Design History Society, College Art Association, Theaster Gates' Arts Incubator in Chicago, the American Anthropological Association, the Material Culture hub at University College London, Tate Research and Learning/AAH ++. She has held positions as strategic brand planner at Bates Advertising and researcher at the Norwegian National Institute for Consumer Research, and was contributing editor to the Norwegian fashion journal Personae magazine. Bandlien has been assistant professor of theory and methodology at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Department of Design since 2011.

Redefining Oikos. Where Do We Feel at Home?

Redefining Oikos. Where Do We Feel at Home?

In issuing this Open Call, APRIA wanted contributors to reflect on questions such as: ‘What or who determines what home is?’ and ‘What does it mean to be at home?’ Seven contributions from ArtEZ students and staff were selected, a variety of artistic research in form and content. The researchers delve into the complex meaning of oikos, re-examining concepts of home and the tension between safe and harmful spaces in times of crisis.

Just Leaving and Other Ways of Saying Goodbye

Just Leaving and Other Ways of Saying Goodbye

This series of articles has covered engagement. But what about disengagement? In other words, once a commitment has been made and a practice has been conducted, how does an artist ‘quit’ it? This article looks at some key considerations that make moral evaluation of engaged practices possible. In thinking through these evaluations, we come across a set of methods of disengagement that rethink the relation engaged practices have to ethical judgement.