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IN SESSION: I want to keep the books Headshots

Artist Kathrin Böhm will be in conversation with RCA Tutor (Research) Dr Gerrie van Noord, who recently co-edited a book on the artist’s work (Art on the Scale of Life). The event will be chaired by RCA Tutor Dr Rosie Ram. Together they will discuss the role of publishing, editing and writing as part of Kathrin’s wider artistic practice, which includes a wide variety of collaborations. They will consider how different modes of publishing not only capture projects and events but are also sites of articulation and activation themselves.

Dr Gerrie van Noord and Dr Rosie Ram will be Co-Leading a new short course in November 2023, Curating Contemporary Art and Design: Publishing, Editing, Writing Intensive.


Kathrin Böhm


Kathrin Böhm works across interdependent realms of cultural production, including the art world. Her research, writing, organising and constructing supports collective forms of (re-)producing public space, taking back the economy for people and the planet and enabling a new trans-localism that acknowledges the rural. Kathrin teaches and publishes regularly and as a researcher contributes to the wider topics of New Economy, Usership of Art and the Production of Public Space. In 2020 she stopped initiating new projects and engaged in a process of ‘composting’ what she had produced as an artist so far, in order to make ‘fertiliser’ for evolving long-term infrastructures such as The Centre for Plausible Economies c/o Company Drinks and Myvillages’ Rural School of Economics, which includes partners such as Scottish Sculpture Workshop, the Van Abbemuseum and ruangrupa’s ruruhaus in Kassel. Co-edited publications include Icebergian Economies of Contemporary Art (2020), The Rural (2019), Learn to Act (2017) and The International Village Show (2015).

Dr Gerrie van Noord

Tutor, Curating Contemporary Art MA, RCA

Gerrie is an editor and educator. She is interested in publishing as an environment for the articulation of and critical reflection on creative practices. Gerrie has worked on a wide range of publishing projects, including ‘Afterlives’ for Artangel and ‘Fabrications’ for Book Works. She has produced several critical anthologies and works for the open-access peer-reviewed PARSE Journal. Recent projects with artists include a selection of Isabel Nolan’s writing, a website on Olivia Plender’s work, and a book on Kathrin Böhm's practice (due 2023). Gerrie was a Visiting Lecturer at the MFA at the Glasgow School of Art (2003–15), at Birkbeck (2006–19), and since 2019 contributes to the RCA’s MA Curating Contemporary Art. She has a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London (2021).

Dr Rosie Ram

Tutor, Curating Contemporary Art MA, RCA

Specialising in modern and contemporary art and visual culture, Rosie is a curator and researcher whose interests include artistic research methodologies, photographic images, and the archive. Rosie is Tutor in MA Curating Contemporary Art and Course Leader of the Curating Contemporary Art and Design short course programmes. She is also a tutor on the College-wide unit, AcrossRCA. Rosie is a specialist in modern and contemporary art, visual culture and curating. Her research has been published across print, film and online formats. She has curated displays, taught, and programmed events at Tate Britain, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Central Saint Martins, and Chelsea College of Arts. Most recently, Rosie co-curated Vital Fragments: Nigel Henderson and the Art of Collage at Tate Britain (2019-20) and co-convened the international conference and workshop programme Cutting Edge: Collage in Britain, 1945 to Now (2021). In 2021, she completed her AHRC-funded PhD at the RCA, Image as Method: Nigel Henderson and the Art of Research. This was supported by an AHRC International Placement Scheme fellowship at the Yale Center for British Art (2018). Prior to her doctorate, Rosie worked at Chisenhale Gallery in East London.

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