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Eszter Nemethi, Anitha Santhanam, Panav Patadiya & Satchit Puranik

Theatre For the Children of the Future – final talk

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Theatre For the Children of the Future – final talk
Theatre For the Children of the Future – final talk

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Sat 17.04.21

This How to Live and Work Now? working group invites you to participate in a fable making game developed in conversation with children between 8-11 years. Together you will play and create a fable that we think (or hope? or imagine?) will be relevant for children who are not yet born. You will learn about their process and toolkit, and then be invited to an open conversation.

Passa Porta Festival

AfroLit

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AfroLit
AfroLit

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Tue 23.03 - Sun 11.04.21

AfroLit is the title of a recent anthology of modern literature from the African diaspora in Belgium and the Netherlands, compiled by Dalilla Hermans and Ebissé Rouw. The anthology inspired the Passa Porta Festival and Kaaitheater to compile a full evening programme, highlighting the vitality of Dutch Afro-literature.

Zakiyyah Iman Jackson

On Race, Species and Becoming Human

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On Race, Species and Becoming Human
On Race, Species and Becoming Human

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Thu 25.03.21

A Series of More-Than-Human Encounters #4. To highlight the International Day Against Racism, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson takes the floor to share her innovative thinking on the intricate relations between race, species and the idea of ‘the human’. Unlike most black studies scholars, she questions the emancipatory promise of ‘humanization’. Instead, she turns to texts by writers like Sylvia Wynter, Audre Lorde, and Octavia Butler.

Anita L. Allen

Privacy Through the Lenses of Race and Gender

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Privacy Through the Lenses of Race and Gender
Privacy Through the Lenses of Race and Gender

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Mon 08.03.21

Privacy is a crucial tool in the freedom-lover's kit for a successful life. But how can we understand the different impact race and gender have on the enjoyment of privacy and data protection rights?  On International Women’s Day, Anita L. Allen will attempt to answer that question.

Azahara Ubera Biedma / Coral-Lab

Plant Readers Sessions

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Plant Readers Sessions
Plant Readers Sessions

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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.

Agnes Trzak & Geertrui Cazaux

(Dis)ability and Animality

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

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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?

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

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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.

State of the Arts

Social Security

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Social Security
Social Security

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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.

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

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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...

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.