Anna Kharkina visits an exhibition about childhood and sees artifacts from the Romanian countryside. The exhibition opens doors to an individual and a shared past for those with common memories of childhood in a country that no longer exists.
PhD candidate in history, affiliated to two Swedish universities: Södertörn and Stockholm. The preliminary title of her dissertation is “From Cultural Identity to Global Brand: the Discourse of Cultural Cooperation in Nordic Region Building”. Her main academic interests are cultural policy, cultural institutions, contemporary art, cultural theory, and political branding. Anna Kharkina previously worked in various cultural institutions in Russia as well as a freelance curator and writer, with the focus on contemporary art and its institutions.