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Carina Lesky

Carina Lesky, English and American Studies, is working on her dissertation project “Sidewalk Scenes and Shoestring Movies: cinematic encounters on eye-level”.

Her publications, lectures and outreach activities focus on the relationship between the moving image and the city, on amateur film and on the role of film and media art in public space and include teaching at the tfm | Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna and at the SKUOR of TU Wien.

At the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (LBIGG), which was renamed into Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH) in March 2019, Carina Lesky was part of the DOC-team project “The Artist as Urban Planner: A Glance at the Cooperation of Artistic and Urban Practices” (2012-2015, Austrian Academy of Sciences) and worked as researcher in the project “Amateur Film Archeology. Excavations in modern visual culture” (2011-2013, FWF Austrian Science Fund). In 2016-2017 she indexed the institute’s digital film collection. 2018-2023 she was a Resident Fellow at LBIDH. Recently, she participated in the project “Educational Film Practice in Austria” (2019-2023, FWF Austrian Science Fund).