Elke Krasny is a cultural theorist, curator, urbanist and author, based in Vienna. She researches on the interrelations of architecture, urban space, issues of cultural identity and representation, engaged art practices, gender and world fairs, museums and exhibitions as cultural formations. She teaches Art and Public Space, Museum Pedagogy, Visual Didactics, Didactics of Architecture and Space and Cultural Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, "Garden as Community" at the Technical University of Vienna, Cultural Studies at the FH Joanneum Graz and is a visiting professor at the University of Bremen "Urban Transformation and its Narratives" 2006.
Elke Krasny's work is based on long-term research processes and investigations. The methods used during the research processes comprise a variety of different, open-ended formats, such as walks, talks, interviews, active listening, site specific research, historical research, studio visits, picture taking -¦ The process always involves a variety of formats of becoming public: exhibitions, publications, round tables, discussions, tours, walks, talks etc.
Recent curatorial work, projects and publications: Other Places. Vienna Lerchenfelder Street, together with Angela Heide, 2009. Exhibition in a store Here, There & In Between, KulturKontakt Austria, 2009, Exhibition at the Gallery ArtPoint, Vienna Walking Ijburg. City Telling, project at the Blue House in Ijburg/Amsterdam. 2009 Walking Linz, Voyage into the Neighbourhood,project at Bellevue. Gelbes Haus, Linz 2009 The Force is in the Mind. The Making of Architecture, exhibition at the Architekturzentrum Wien 2008/2009, accompanied by the catalogue: The Force is in the Mind. The Making of Architecture, Elke Krasny, Architekturzentrum Wien (Ed.), Birkhäuser Basel Berlin Boston 2008.