“The Festival City” is a curatorial research project by Rosa Rogina delivered as part of her research residency at VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2020. To explore ways in which festivals can act as agents for positive change in an ever-changing world, over 20 leading curators, designers, architects, writers, educators and spatial activists have been invited to contribute to the new glossary of terms showcasing a series of fresh visions for the role of festivals in the city with one concept or term. In a time of three unprecedented global emergencies, one of Covid-19, one of climate change and another one of protests against racial discrimination, the video series explores new relevant formats, alternative frameworks for collaboration and further engagement of festivals with the city and its residents.
Rosa is an architect, researcher and curator currently working as a Programme Director at London Festival of Architecture, leading on curation and delivery of the festival's annual programme.
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