Foto del docente

Massimiliano Nicola Mollona

Associate Professor

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: M-DEA/01 Demology, Ethnology and Anthropology

Curriculum vitae

 

Academic Qualifications________________________________________________

PhD in Social Anthropology 2003. London School of Economics

MSc in Social Anthropology 1998 London School of Economics

 Laurea in Business Economics 1996 with First Class Honours in Organisational Behaviour Università’ Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Teaching

2003 to 2022

Lecturer and Convenor of the course Political and Economic Anthropology , BA & MA

Goldsmiths, University of London

2005 to 2022

Lecturer and Convenor of the Master’s in Visual Anthropology (MAVIS)

Goldsmiths, University of London

2003 to 2022

Lecturer and convener of the courses Art and Anthropology and Visual Anthropology, BA & MA

Goldsmiths, University of London

FELLOWSHIPS

2022 BAK, UTRECHT Global Fellow & Royal Anthropological Institute. 

2021 ROYAL INSTITUTE OF ART, STOCKHOLM & CITTADELLARTE FONDAZIONE PISTOLETTO, BIELLA

2015 Stanford University, Massachusetts

2014 Onassis Centre, Athens

2013 École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

2012 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Main Professional Activities____________________________________________

2020 to Present

IRI - The School of Mutation

2017 to Present

IRI - Institute of Radical Imagination

2017 to Present

LUC- Laboratory of Urban Commons Athens, Greece

2015 - 2016

Programme and Artistic Director of Athens Biennale (AB5-6) Athens, Greece

2015 - 2017

Artistic Director of the Bergen Assembly Bergen, Norway

2014 to Present

Editor of Focaal Journal

Honours and Distintions______________________________________________________

2004

Commendation for the film ‘Steel Lives’

8th Royal Anthropological Institute

International Festival of Ethnographic Films

2003

Alfred Gell Studentship Firth Prize

Best Teacher Prize

Malinowski Award

Royal Anthropological Institute Radcliffe-Brown/Firth Award

Funded Research

Applications in Progress

Art and Political Ecology Collaboration with Elizabeth Povinelli, Wenner Gren

Beyond Capitalism: A Trans-disciplinary Multimedia Archive of Knowledge in Commons

Principal Investigator. ERC- Horizon 2020 (€ 2,498,554)

Cinema as Assembly. Intersectional, Postcolonial and Indigenous Cinema.

Project leader. Participants include Elizabeth Povinelli, Filipa Cesar, MTL collective, Denise Ferreira da Silva, John Roberts, and Ariella Azoulay.

2021

The end of Labour? An anthropological approach to UBI policies in Brazil.

£5,000. Independent Social research Foundation

 

2008-2012

Co-Investigator

Models and their Effects on Development paths: an Ethnographic and comparative Approach to knowledge transmission and livelihood strategies (MEDEA) (FP7 SSH-2007-1)

European Community Framework 7 Collaborative Project (£1.5 Million)

Recently Organized Conferences, Workshops and Panels

2021

September

Cinema as Assembly, Madrid.

Symposium and Film programme, with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

July

Organiser of Afield Study Programme ‘Together” for COUNCIL, Paris

(Faculty included, Binna Choi, Dora Garcia, Elizabeth Povinelli, Caroline Woolard and Filipa Cesar)

June

Un-Common Ground: Art Ecology and Decolonial Freedom. Mao Mollona in conversation with T. J. Demos.

Institute of Radical Imagination

March

Suzanne Lacy: between Anthropology, Art, and Performance.

Talk organised for the Anthropology of Art course, Goldsmiths.

2020

March - December

The School of Mutation (IRI)

Series of workshops on Radical Pedagogy and Militant Cinema

January

Talk by Guy Standing. ‘The Plunder of the Commons’

Goldsmiths College, London

 

Recent and Forthcoming Talks

2022

January

  • Art as Commons. Anthropology, Political Economy and the Radical Imagination. Talk at the School of the Arts at the University de Vincennes in Saint Denis (Paris 8).
  • "Ensemble: A Decentralised Autonomous Organization between art and political economic prefiguration" Talk with sound artist Samson Young at the Conference Radical Friends, Haus der Kunst, Munich.

2021

December

  • Assessing David Graeber’s theory of “bullshit jobs.” Talk at the London School of Economics, LSE. London. 

November

  • Impossible Realism. Archival images, hetero-temporality and the permanent revolution. Conversation with James Clifford. BAK Global Fellowship.

September

  • ART/COMMONS. Internationalism, Post-capitalism, and the Radical Imagination. FEINART Lecture. Project convened by Professor John Roberts (University of Wolverhampton)
  • Universal Basic Income (UBI) for Art.  Talk at CASCO, Utrecht.
  • On Indigenous Video and Cinema. Talk at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

June

  • International symposium on Universal Basic Income. Talk at Federal Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro

May

Unpayable Debt  Talk with Denise Ferreira da Silva and Stefano Harney at the Vera List Center. NYC.

March

  • Uncanny Ocean. Invited Lecture, HEAD Geneva
  • Anthropology, Ethnography and Performativy Invited Lecture, Roski School of Art and Design. US. 

  • Working-Class Cinema in the Age of Digital Capitalism The Marxist Project, NYC.

February

  • Ensemble: An Ethereum-Based Platform for decentralized Organizing of Artistic Production. The Goethe Institute.

January

  • Proposition (13) Mobilization and Invisibility. BAK. Basis voor Actuele Kunst. Utrecht

2020

December

  • Cinema and Capitalism. The Socialist Register, London

November

  • Experiences of Oil. Talk at the Stavanger Art Museum, Norway

October

  • Abolitionism: towards alternative modes of study - Panel Mao Mollona, Eli Meyerhoff; Max Haiven, Abigail Boggs, Nick Mitchell, Zach Schwartz-Weinste Institute of Radical Imagination - The School of Mutation - Radical Pedagogy

July

  • Popular education and knowledge in commons - with Mao Mollona, Rebecca Tarlau, Lea Ana Blaustein, Zeynep Tul Sualp, Alessandro Mariano Institute of Radical Imagination Online
  • Public symposium on extractivism organized in occasion of the presentation of the book Brazilian Steeltown. Machines, Land, Money and Commoning in the Making of the Working Class Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.