Dates: 31 October – 1 November 2023
Location:Various locations across central Amsterdam
Coordinators: Colin Sterling, Pırıltı Onukar (firstname.lastname@example.org), Marta Pagliuca Pelacani (email@example.com), and Leyla Sünnenwold (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact & Registration: email@example.com
Credits: 2 ECTS (for two-day workshop)
Under the banner of the Artistic Research Research Group (ARRG) – and with the support of NICA – this two-day event aims to explore emerging methodologies and strategies for inheriting otherwise in times of rapid social and ecological change.
As environmental philosopher Thom Van Dooren puts it in his essay Life at the Edge of Extinction, “in a time of ongoing extinction and colonisation, a time in many ways characterised by interwoven patterns of biological and cultural loss, what does it mean to inherit responsibly?”. In response to this challenge, ARRG will host a special series of workshops and discussions with Decolonizing Architecture Art Research (DAAR), whose work centres on the politics of space and diverse struggles for justice and equality.
DAAR is known for staging artistic research projects that respond to particular contexts and intervene in dominant narratives to actively pursue new political imaginaries. By thinking and learning with DAAR through open dialogue and creative exchange, the two-day event will transcend disciplines to consider the ethics and politics of inheritance across human and more-than-human worlds. Processes of inheritance cross the material, the symbolic, the cultural, the ecological, the architectural and the biotic. DAAR’s interventions regularly challenge familiar patterns and ideas of inheritance by exploring alternative rituals of care, memory and heritage. In so doing, their work offers a particularly fertile ground to imagine radical new forms of ‘taking on’ and ‘passing down’ in moments of crisis or transition.
The workshop will be of interest to Research Masters students and PhD candidates working on topics related to memory, heritage, decoloniality, the environmental humanities, artistic research and connected fields. Places are limited.
To join the workshop please email a CV and a brief half-page motivation to ARRG coordinator Colin Sterling (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 13 October.
*The deadline for applying has been extended to Monday 23rd of October!*
A detailed programme will be announced closer to the time, but you should be available to join in person in Amsterdam for both days (Tuesday 31 October and Wednesday 1 November). We are not able to offer funding for travel and accommodation.
Participants will receive 2 ECTS (only RMA- and PhD-students affiliated with NICA’s partner universities are eligible for credits).
The workshop will conclude with a public lecture by DAAR on Wednesday 1 November. Further details to be announced.