Gunhild Borggreen, Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen

Gunhild Borggreen will make a brief presentation on her experience on a short-term Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) scholarships in Osaka in 2006 and focus on some of the collaborative art projects that she had the opportunity to encounter during her research in Japan supported by the JSPS.

Gunhild Borggreen is an Associate Professor in Art History and Visual Culture at Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. Focusing on gender, nationhood and performance in contemporary Japanese art and visual culture, Gunhild has published in journals such as Performance Review and Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, and is co-editor of and contributor to Performing Archives / Archives of Performance (Museum Tusculanum Press, 2013). She has contributed with a chapter on Japanese documentary manga to the volume Comics & Power (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), and on Japanese popular culture in Social Aesthetics (Brill, 2015). Gunhild is the co-founder and project manager of ROCA, Robot Culture and Aesthetics, a research network focusing on practice-based research into the intersection of art, technology, and society. In this field she has published on Japanese art and technology in Dumb Type Reader (MTP, 2017), on Japanese robot theatre in the volume Social Robots (Ashgate Publishing, 2016) and on robot visuality in TransVisuality. The Cultural Dimension of Visuality (Liverpool University Press, 2015).