Małgorzata Bakalarz-Duverger

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PhD candidate, Sociology, NSSR

Spaces of Collective Memory, (Mis)Remembered Places

Malgorzata Bakalarz Duverger is a Ph.D. candidate at the New School for Social Research (NSSR) and a Teaching Fellow at Parsons School of Design. She collaborates with the Transdisciplinary Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) at NSSR.Holding degrees in art history and sociology, she develops her academic interests around the realms of word and image: her research focuses on discourse analysis, narratives of displacement, visual culture and politics (and distortions) of memory. Place and space play prominent role in her dissertation, in which she examines reactions to the restitution of Jewish communal property in the once multiethnic borderlands of Poland.

Back in Poland, she has been active in the NGO sector and in governmental institutions, particularly in the domain of civic and intercultural education.

For the last 7 years she has been collaborating with Piotr Uklanski, a Polish artist in New York; she produced his shows for numerous venues, among them the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennal, Gagosian Gallery, National Gallery in Warsaw, Poland, and recently — at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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