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PRAKSIS Development Forum (PDF)

  • PRAKSIS 19 Rådhusgata Oslo, 0158 Norway (map)

The third session of PDF welcomes freelance curator Stephanie Von Spreter. Stephanie will be talking about her current interests and upcoming PhD at the University of Tromsø, as part of the research group “Worlding Northern Art”. Von Spreter is the co-founder of the first exhibition guide for contemporary art in Oslo, U.F.O. ( and was formerly director of Fotogalleriet, Oslo.

PDF is a monthly peer-support group for the creative community of Oslo. It provides a friendly, informal hub for a diversity of practitioners to meet, share and discuss works in progress in a constructive setting. Reflecting PRAKSIS’s commitment to fostering creative development through shared experience, PDF is open to participants at all career stages. It offers the opportunity to:

  • Present current ideas in a supportive, constructive, critical environment.

  • Meet artists, curators and other art professionals.

  • Gain insight into the artistic practices of others.

  • Benefit from constructive feedback from fellow creatives.

  • Become part of an artistic community.

  • Exchange knowledge and professional experience

Facilitated by practicing artist Sayed Sattar Hasan, each session begins with a short guest presentation by an invited contributor before the session opens up for other participants to share their own practices. Meetings last 2.5 hours, allowing approximately twenty minutes to focus on each participant’s work-in-progress.

Projects in development can be shared in a number of ways, for example; slideshows, showing physical works, readings, performances, or any means which suitably communicates ideas. A group projector and laptop is available to display digital files. Participants need to keep time constraints in mind when presenting and discussing work, however, Sayed is on hand to ensure that the session runs smoothly.

PDF sessions take place from 17:30 – 20:00 on the second Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise stated). There are 8 places per session so booking is essential. Please write to attention of Sayed Hasan to book a place.

Refreshments are provided.


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