1. Research Congresses

      2. The FORMER WEST Research Congresses function as key public forums and constitute the organizing principle of the research trajectory within this complex multifaceted and long-term project. The Congresses form a series of synthetic research platforms, in which various research strands and themes are brought together and put under discussion through the meeting of artists, curators, writers, scholars, and their publics. Realized intermittently and in direct response to specific research developments and needs throughout the project’s duration, the Congresses take place in various geographic, cultural, and political contexts.