online

Miriyam Aouragh & Constant vzw

Infrastructure solidarity: a conversation

debate online

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.

Olave Talks with Kai Cheng Thom

[postponed] On Love, Healing and Community Care

talk online

[postponed] On Love, Healing and Community Care
[postponed] On Love, Healing and Community Care

talk

Thu 04.02.21

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 proposes to Kai-Cheng a close reading of selected excerpts of her essay collection. Join them for a rich evening of explorative and robust thinking, vulnerable and fragile ideas, and generosity and care.

On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors - 4. Grounding

online radio conference

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

online

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.

Nora Sternfeld & Florian Malzacher

Imagining Common Institutions and Commoning them Now

talk workshop online

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.

Solta

TIMO

podcast online

TIMO
TIMO

podcast

Mon 15.02 - Thu 25.02.21

It is spring 2020. Timo is 19. He considers himself a radical ecologist. During an outing to the harbour, the family has a life-changing experience with the crew of a cruise ship. TIMO is a podcast in several episodes, written and narrated by Solta, and with sound by saxophonist Mattias De Craene.

Azahara Ubera Biedma / Coral-Lab

Plant Readers Sessions

debate workshop online

Plant Readers Sessions
Plant Readers Sessions

debate

Sat 03.10 - Sat 27.02.21

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.

Zoöp

Engaging with Campus Etterbeek as a zoöp

workshop online

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

debate online

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

talk debate online

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.

Maneesha Deckha

Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders

talk debate online

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

talk

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.

Let's Tick Together

ritual online

Let's Tick Together
Let's Tick Together

ritual

Wed 30.12.20

Let’s Tick Together will be the collective grand finale of an unusual year. On Wednesday 30/12 at 8pm sharp, throw open your doors and windows, raise an empty glass with us, and tick along to a musical livestream.

Anoek Nuyens & Rebekka de Wit

CANCELLED: De zaak Shell

theatre online

CANCELLED: De zaak Shell
CANCELLED: De zaak Shell

theatre

Fri 13.11 - Sat 14.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. We are looking into whether the conference can be held online. 

Anoek Nuyens and Rebekka bring together all the voices in the climate debate. Why does it seem so easy to dodge responsibility?

Debra Solomon

Multispecies Urbanism

talk performance online

Multispecies Urbanism
Multispecies Urbanism

talk

Tue 10.11.20

How will we live together? And who is we? Debra Solomon is an artist, PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam in the departments of Urban Planning and Designing Urban Experience, and co-contributor to the Dutch pavilion of the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennial. Her talk Multispecies Urbanism is the first in a series of more-than-human encounters, which runs this Kaaitheater season in collaboration with Crosstalks.