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Agnes Trzak & Geertrui Cazaux

(Dis)ability and Animality

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(Dis)ability and Animality
(Dis)ability and Animality

talk

Tue 02.03.21

A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters #3. Over the course of this evening, the intersections between animal liberation and disability liberation are explored. How do speciesism and ableism intersect and operate in relation to other -isms in a system of oppression? If certain abilities are the prerequisite to include other animals into the circle of moral consideration, what ethical and practical implications does this hold for humans who do not possess these abilities?

Headquarters of The Mouvement

By any beats necessary: stop police impunity

performance online

By any beats necessary: stop police impunity
By any beats necessary: stop police impunity

performance

Sun 28.02.21

This year, two young men have already lost their lives in a Brussels police station: Ibrahima Barrie and Ilyes Abbedou. When around 100 demonstrators took to the streets to protest against police impunity, 245 people were brutally arrested, many of them passers-by. And for the first time, a police union broke the culture of silence. On Sunday, Headquarters of the Movement invited several dancers and spoken word artists to give a voice to victims of police violence.

State of the Arts

Social Security

debate online

Social Security
Social Security

debate

Sat 27.02.21

How to develop better ways of working in the performing arts sector today – and in the future? As part of How to Live and Work Now?, State Of The Arts (SOTA) started a self-organised working group on social security for artists. On 27/02 the reflection group throws the doors open: they organise an (online) public discussion and collective process to bring together as many viewpoints and reflections as possible on the reform of the artists' status.

Olave Talks with Kai-Cheng Thom

On Love, Healing and Community Care

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On Love, Healing and Community Care
On Love, Healing and Community Care

talk

Fri 26.02.21

Kai Cheng Thom's latest publication I Hope We Choose Love has nurtured and further fermented Olave Ndunwanje’s search for the right questions to perceived and/or experienced complications of her praxis of community care, solidarity, accountability, hope and despair, love and healing, organising and mobilising. On this evening, Olave discusses with Kai-Cheng a selection of excerpts of her essay collection. Join them for a rich evening of explorative and robust thinking, vulnerable and fragile ideas, and generosity and care.

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

debate

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...

Action Zoo Humain & Theater Antigone

Métisse

theatre online

Métisse
Métisse

theatre

Sat 20.02.21

In October, Métisse was performed on the big stage of Kaaitheater – now you can relive the performance on Podium 19. It is a tragi-comic, musical production about the existential question of ‘half-blood children’ since the 1960s, who as illegitimate citizens were faced with social exclusion – both in Europe and in Sub-Saharan Africa. The perspectives of three generations of women, each with darker skin than the last, coalesce and reveal a piece of the hidden past and present.

Nora Sternfeld & Florian Malzacher

Imagining Common Institutions and Commoning them Now

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Imagining Common Institutions and Commoning them Now
Imagining Common Institutions and Commoning them Now

talk

Wed 17.02 - Wed 17.02.21

Nora Sternfeld and Florian Malzacher invite you to become curators and to take a decision during a lecture, followed by a workshop. Curators today are mostly functionaries of a neoliberal cultural field, they are facilitators, managers, organisers – but they are also activists, educators, and artistic collaborators.

How to Make (a) Movement Resilient?

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How to Make (a) Movement Resilient?
How to Make (a) Movement Resilient?

debate

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.

On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors - 4. Grounding

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On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors - 4. Grounding
On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors - 4. Grounding

radio conference

Fri 05.02 - Sun 07.02.21

We live in an age in which human activity has a profound impact on our physical and ecological surroundings. How can we create stories, aesthetics, and spaces of experience to deal with this situation reflexively and critically? What role can the performing arts play in the debate on climate crisis? First intended as a performative conference, On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors - 4. Grounding has been reworked into a series of radio contributions that will be streamed in three parts from Kaaitheater.

Miriyam Aouragh & Constant vzw

Infrastructure solidarity: a conversation

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Infrastructure solidarity: a conversation
Infrastructure solidarity: a conversation

debate

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?

Thiago Antunes

Job

performance online

Job
Job

performance

Tue 26.01 - Thu 28.01.21

Borrowing elements from role-playing and escape rooms, Job is an online game performance in which you are remotely commanding a live avatar. The performance unfolds as a puzzle-solving narrative, located in the storage and technical rooms of Kaaitheater. Job explores the possibility of an avatar to ‘prefer not to’ follow your commands, and addresses the difficulty artists face towards the demand for increasing production and efficiency.

Zoöp

Engaging with Campus Etterbeek as a zoöp

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Engaging with Campus Etterbeek as a zoöp
Engaging with Campus Etterbeek as a zoöp

workshop

Thu 21.01.21

In this workshop, you will engage with the Campus Etterbeek of the VUB as though it was a 'zoöp'. You will read and treat the Campus Etterbeek as a collective body, consisting of the human and nonhuman entities and artefacts together: soil life, plant life, water life, human users and passers-by, buildings, infrastructures.

Voices of the Dunes + roundtable discussion

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Voices of the Dunes + roundtable discussion
Voices of the Dunes + roundtable discussion

talk

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

debate

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

talk

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.

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