Vés enrere El-Mecky, Nausikaä
Nausikaä El-Mecky is tenure track professor in History of Art & Visual Culture at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, specializing in historical and contemporary attacks on art, focusing on their unexpected and self-contradictory aspects, from prehistory until today. Her forthcoming monograph The Creation of Dangerous Images in Iconoclasm, Censorship and Vandalism (Routledge) and edited volume (with Tomas Macsotay Bunt) Toppling Things: The Visuality, Space and Affect of Monument Removal (Brill) both deal with this topic. Nausikaä was a member of the Die Junge Akademie, as one of Germany’s outstanding young academics, from 2017-2022 and was awarded the Maria Gräfin von Linden award for unusual contributions to the humanities. She is currently an advisory board member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy for its Immanuel Kant-related enlightenment team, leads the Taste of the Algorithm international working group (funded by the Center for Advanced Internet Studies) and is the founder of the international platform for cutting-edge education Rebellious Teaching. Her writing has appeared in, amongst others, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Marginalia | Los Angeles Review of Books and Image Journal.