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Saskia Sassen

in conversation with Quinsy Gario

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in conversation with Quinsy Gario
in conversation with Quinsy Gario

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Fri 10.09.21

We are very pleased to welcome Saskia Sassen for the keynote of Sous les pavés, het strand. Sassen is a Dutch-American sociologist and economist, known for her research on globalisation and international migration, and for coining the term 'global city'. Quinsy Gario – a performance poet and artist from Curaçao and St. Maarten – will lead the discussion.

Permanent Summer School

Building Beyond

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Building Beyond
Building Beyond

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Thu 09.09 - Sat 11.09.21

Departing from the emergence of collective infrastructures in Europe, Permanent takes stock of different voices, experiences and practices of sharing and commoning within changing urban settings with the summer school Building Beyond. And all this as part of the new city festival Sous les pavés, het strand.

Move Your Money

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info-avond
info-avond

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Fri 08.10.21

Do you sometimes wonder how you will ever be able to do anything about global warming? An important part of the solution is in your wallet. What does your bank do with your money? Did you know that the four major Belgian banks KBC, ING, Belfius and BNP-Paribas are still investing tens of billions in fossil fuels?

Natania Meeker, Antónia Szabari, Gry Ulstein & others

Radical Botany – tendrilesque writing

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Radical Botany – tendrilesque writing
Radical Botany – tendrilesque writing

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Tue 19.10.21

During this evening we will focus on tendrilesque writing. What happens to human speech if vines enter our flesh, roots crawl through our veins, and we turn into hybrid plant monsters? What happens if we let plants speak through us and what kind of new language, new bits of knowledge and new worlds can emerge from there? We will explore these topics while focusing on the status of women, and their relation to plants, as presented in works of fiction in which the distinction between women and plants becomes blurry.

Ecopolis 2021

Dare to Care

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Dare to Care
Dare to Care

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Sun 24.10.21

The global Covid crisis brought healthcare into the spotlight. But care extends beyond the strictly medical: it includes everything we do to preserve and restore the world. Can care be a new starting point, based on connectedness and generosity? Can care, as an emancipatory principle, underpin politics and economics? Ecopolis 2021 makes room for these questions, and many more, during a day of lectures, conversations, workshops, literature and performance.

Marisol de la Cadena & Isabelle Stengers

How Large is a Person?

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How Large is a Person?
How Large is a Person?

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Tue 14.12.21

During this evening, we will explore how human personhood has been constructed, and how it can be decentered and made to expand into different ways of seeing and being. The rational, universal individual has violently suppressed mutable persons existing at the intersection of multiple beings, as well as collective and interspecies ways of building knowledge that persist in the sciences, though often unrecognized. Underneath the steamroller of modernity, we will discover many possibilities for a more convivial future.

Suzana Milevska

The Clean, the Dirty, and the Hybrid: Ecofeminist Art Practices

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The Clean, the Dirty, and the Hybrid: Ecofeminist Art Practices
The Clean, the Dirty, and the Hybrid: Ecofeminist Art Practices

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Thu 20.05.21

Patriarchal systems in different world cultures have long interpreted women as obsessed with cleaning and purification, exactly because the anthropologically driven representation of women as ‘dirty’. In this talk, curator and theorist Suzana Milevska will discuss various art practices of women artists who mounted ecofeminism as a critical frame that aims to deconstruct the assumptions that dwell on stereotypical and patriarchal hierarchical understanding of women's creativity and productivity.

Mophradat

Why Call It Labor?

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Why Call It Labor?
Why Call It Labor?

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Wed 05.05.21

What does it mean to become a mother if you work in the arts sector? Why Call It Labor? On Motherhood and Art Work is a publication by Mophradat that strives to be a conversation starter. For this conversation in Kaaitheater, historian and writer Alia Mossallam talks with some of the book contributors: Mophradat director Mai Abu ElDahab, filmmaker Mary Jirmanus Saba, and writer Mirene Arsanios.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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