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Ahilan Ratnamohan & Sulaiman Addonia

The Wounds of Multilingualism #1: losing and learning languages

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The Wounds of Multilingualism #1: losing and learning languages
The Wounds of Multilingualism #1: losing and learning languages
Tue 23.02.21

With The Wounds of Multilingualism Kaaitheater and Passa Porta are launching a series that sheds light on the human, cultural and political complexities surrounding multilingualism. A series that immerses you, as it were, deep into the bath of multilingualism. Sulaiman Addonia and Ahilan Ratnamohan have a conversation around this. They bring with them exceptional stories about the impact of migration, learning new languages, a lost mother tongue, the privilege of language control...

How to Make (a) Movement Resilient?

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How to Make (a) Movement Resilient?
How to Make (a) Movement Resilient?
Sat 06.02 - Sun 07.02.21

How can activists carry on and perhaps even increase their impact, without burning out? How can citizen movements organise themselves internally and externally better? This is exactly what Wouter Hillaert from Hart boven Hard wants to discuss during a conversation with fellow activists, as a shared reflection from within.

Miriyam Aouragh & Constant vzw

Infrastructure solidarity: a conversation

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Infrastructure solidarity: a conversation
Infrastructure solidarity: a conversation
Tue 26.01.21

What are the current and future technological infrastructures for solidarity? Members of Constant – a Brussels organisation for art and media – speak with media anthropologist and activist Miriyam Aouragh about the relations between political activism and technological criticism. How to organise for online social change when tech giants profit from our interactions?

Voices of the Dunes + roundtable discussion

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Voices of the Dunes + roundtable discussion
Voices of the Dunes + roundtable discussion
Wed 20.01.21

A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters. We are inviting researchers, activists and artists in a three-day-programme to explore the meaning and potential of justice in a multi-species post-imperialist world. Should we confer fundamental rights to animals and natural formations – such as lakes, the seas, rainforests and the soil? How are the worldwide decolonial struggles related to the global and local struggles for the live, safety and autonomy of non-human animals?

Pushing for Historical Transformations

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Pushing for Historical Transformations
Pushing for Historical Transformations
Thu 14.01.21

Kitchen Broadcast is an online radio broadcast curated by Joachim Ben Yakoub and Reem Shilleh. In the presence of Hela Yousfi, Mohamed Toukabri, and Nidhal Chamekh, this Kitchen Broadcast Dinner proposes to critically reflect on postcolonial critiques, and to push for historical transformations – somewhere in between the Maghreb, Paris and Brussels.

10 years De Wereld Morgen

Revolution and Solidarity This Time

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Revolution and Solidarity This Time
Revolution and Solidarity This Time
Wed 13.01.21

For their 10th anniversary, De Wereld Morgen is inviting significant thinkers and writers to Kaaitheater to reflect on the revolts that set off a decade ago. There were the Arab uprisings, the Greek revolts, the Indignados, the Occupy movements, the Black Lives Matters movement, and the indigenous struggles from Canada to Chile. These and other struggles captured imaginations worldwide, but were gradually overshadowed by state and global powers’ violent responses. High time to look back, ánd forward.

Maneesha Deckha

Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders

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Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders
Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders
Wed 06.01.21

In this talk, Maneesha Deckha calls for a non-anthropocentric reorientation for Canadian law and other Western legal orders, by criticizing their treatment of animals as property, but also finding fault with personhood as an appropriate animal-friendly replacement.

Ecopolis 2020

AGAIN(ST) NATURE

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AGAIN(ST) NATURE
AGAIN(ST) NATURE
Sun 18.10.20

The year is 2020. From Australia to the Campine, nature is on fire. There is rapid deforestation, constant building projects, and millions of species of plants and animals are under imminent threat of extinction. How long can we continue to saw off the branch on which we sit? For this sixth edition, Ecopolis is again inviting a broad range of writers, academic experts and thinkers from civil society.

Einat Tuchman

Recycle ton futur

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Recycle ton futur
Recycle ton futur
Tue 06.10.20

Along with a group of young people from the Molenbeek sports club EmanciPower, Einat Tuchman is embarking on a long-term trajectory to develop new forms of local and ecological production, focused on themes like fashion, sports, food and plants. During this evening, the young people are taking the lead by asking questions of experts that they have invited. You will be surprised and inspired!

Azahara Ubera Biedma / Coral-Lab

Plant Readers Sessions

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Plant Readers Sessions
Plant Readers Sessions
Sat 03.10 - Sat 06.03.21

The Plant Readers workshop is no ordinary reading group. During these sessions, we will stage queer relationships between Plants and their human allies and recite spells together to develop new visions of the future. A series of texts will awaken your senses to create new forms of plant-human intimacies. All this in an attempt to move – as Natasha Myers calls it – from the Anthropocene to the Plantropocene.

Zhao Tingyang

on Tianxia

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on Tianxia
on Tianxia
Tue 09.06.20

Please note: this talk is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Afterwards, they will engage in a conversation with philosopher Laurent De Sutter – who curated this series.Zhao Tingyang is a philosopher and researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. His work, at the crossroads of meta-philosophy, ethics and political theory, aims to update the Confucian heritage for the present.

Boris Groys

on Antiphilosophy

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on Antiphilosophy
on Antiphilosophy
Thu 28.05.20

Please note: this talk has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

 

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Afterwards, they will engage in a conversation with philosopher Laurent De Sutter – who curated this series. Boris Groys is an art critic, media theorist and philosopher. He is professor at New York University. His work is dedicated to the exploration of the link between socialism, modernism, contemporary art and media and technology.

KAOS & Sarah & Charles

In the Hands of Puppets

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In the Hands of Puppets
In the Hands of Puppets
Wed 22.04.20

Warning: this talk is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

KAOS develops artistic projects with a link to psychiatry. In late 2018, the artistic duo had a residency there, resulting in three interviews about psychosis. Sarah & Charles and KAOS are now sitting down for a conversation.

Graham Harman

on Immaterialism

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on Immaterialism
on Immaterialism
Mon 23.03.20

Warning: this talk is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Afterwards, they will engage in a conversation with philosopher Laurent De Sutter – who curated this series. Graham Harman is professor of philosophy at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. His work on the metaphysics of object led to the development of Object-Oriented Ontology. He is a central figure in the Speculative Realism movement in contemporary philosophy.

 

Engagement

The act of zine making

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The act of zine making
The act of zine making
Thu 05.03.20

Why is self-publication an act of feminism? Engagement has invited two feminist zine-experts to discuss the creative process of self-publication. Get inspired by zine making stories and make your own! During the conversation at RoSa Library, Engagement will present their own zines and their recent publication on Sara Ahmed’s work.

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