Cross-section of an Unlearning Process
Dimension: 512 x 768 px
Published: September 2014
Editorial coordination: Ana María Bresciani, Enrica Cavarzan
Giuliana Racco spent six months in the South West Bank collaborating with Campus in Camps, an experimental advanced research program based in a refugee camp and involving a group of fifteen refugees.
Tracing the potentialities and problematics of this challenging endeavor, along with the course of theory and intended action, Cross-section of an Unlearning Process hinges on a debate between participants and guests held on the occasion of the program’s first annual forum.
Looking from within, this account provides a gaze which attempts to unravel the motivations, desires, and fertile antagonisms driving the people involved in the program and all those attending the event, while presenting a cross-section of a living (un)learning process.
Giuliana Racco was born in Toronto in 1976. After receiving her BFA degree from Queen’s University, she spent two years working and travelling through Asia. She later moved to Europe where she completed a Masters degree in Visual Arts at the IUAV University of Venice. She has worked as a teacher and assistant professor in visual arts programs and workshops, and has been a resident artist at various institutions, including the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Casino Luxembourg, Jerusalem Centre for the Visual Arts, and Hangar Barcelona. Her research reflects upon unpredictable methods of daily resistance sparked by a combination of simplicity and ingenuity. She focuses on contexts that are considered marginal or exceptional but, in reality, anticipate more common scenarios.