Public presentation of the works and research in progress by the participants of the Summer School. The interim conclusion of the three-week study programme with workshops and seminars for eighteen young artists and cultural workers from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Berlin.
Curated by Edwin Nasr (Ashkal Alwan/CCA Berlin)
As part of the Performing Exiles festival
(In German and English language)
“School for Dissident Friendship” engages “dissident friendship”, first defined by academic scholar Leela Gandhi in her book Affective Communities (2005) as “all those affective gestures that refuse alignment”, as a point of departure to consider artistic practices which seek to question and challenge existing structures of power through the mobilization of solidarity across differences. Working through friendship, collaboration, and collective authoring the summer school will reflect on how global artistic practices can articulate political entanglements and interdependencies across geographies and temporalities.
“School for Dissident Friendship” is an opportunity to draw up a temporary space for transnational mobility, exchange, and dialogue among peers shaping the fields of art and culture today. It provides participants a three-week programme with workshops and seminars; individual and collective mentoring sessions; and visits to cultural institutions in Berlin. A public presentation of the participants’ ongoing work and research, hosted at the Berliner Festspiele will conclude the program.
Dates for three public events and further information coming soon.
Marwa Arsanios, Slavs & Tatars artists
Sinthujan Varatharajah Geographer and author
Avery F. Gordon sociologist
In German and English