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CRITICAL REFLECTION OF ROUND THE VIRTUAL TABLE
Dr Lee Weinberg
Lee Weinberg has written a critical reflection of Round The Virtual Table, a two-day event hosted by NEoN in May 2021 curated by Lee Weinberg and Ailie Rutherford. Over two days, invited women and non-binary artists, curators, and arts professionals working within digital and technology-driven arts debated the future of the digital realm and the web. They discussed digital transformations, putting a feminist view at its heart to provide new avenues for empowerment, contributing to greater gender equality, giving all complete access to opportunities, greater access to knowledge, and creating platforms for creativity while asking important questions about the hetero-patriarchy and cultural imperialism of digital realm and the web.
About the Artist
Dr Lee Weinberg, Senior Lecturer and Tutor at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London (Culture & Enterprise), and at the Royal College of Art (School of Communication). She also works as a senior lecturer and digital strategy consultant at Shenkar College of Engineering Design and Art (Ramat Gan, Israel). Lee is the Editor in Chief of Visual Resources Journal (Taylor and Francis).
She completed her BAFA at Central Saint Martins and her BA Hons in French Literature from the University of Haifa. Worked as a curator of the Haifa Museum of Contemporary Art (Israel) between 2004 and 2009, and completed her MPhil and PhD at Goldsmiths, the University of London in 2015. Her thesis Curating Immateriality: In Search for Spaces of the Curatorial, proposed new theories for curatorial practice that could embrace the vast changes that the profession is seeing with the advent of digital technology.
An active researcher and curator, Lee interested in the intersections between culture, curation and technology. Her research looks at alternative historical narratives through which to re-examine cultural paradigms, deriving from colonialism, imperialism and systemic patriarchy, that define disciplinary divisions between art, design and technology; interested in the intersections of curating and the construction of cultural identity, as these are manifested within contemporary, digital spaces.
Image Credit: You Are My Statistical Body by Ofri Cnaani
Information is correct at the point of publishing, however, events are subject to alterations if circumstances change.
The article can be found here