Now

Instituting” 24-26 June 2021 New Alphabet School edition/HKW

Invited Speakers:  Fred Moten and Stefano Harney
 and the artistic collective ruangrupa (Farid Rakun)

With Workshops by Associação das Prostitutas de Minas Gerais – APROSMIG & melke; Berit Fischer; diffrakt, Simon Fleury, Sam Nightingale, Chara Stergiou & Aslı Uludağ and Co-Hab Athens & Constantina Theodorou

Co-curated by Gigi Argyropoulou and Kostas Tzimoulis in cooperation with HKW, Goethe-Institut Athens and the Minor Universality Project by Saarland University

What could processes of self-organizing and collective making look like in the current landscape? In what ways might they affect public processes of social improvisation? How might such forms of “instituting” give rise to other forms of institutions? Inviting theoretical as well as practical approaches, this edition of the New Alphabet School studies “instituting” as an incomplete, fugitive and thus continuous process that constantly seeks out ways to interact with evolving strictures of the here and now. In their book Now (2017) the Invisible Committee argues that “in reality what we need are not institutions but forms… Everything that lives is only forms and interactions of forms”. How to begin to study this process, this evolving mutation and redefinition of forms as social improvisation, inseparable from emergent imaginings and imaginaries of a livable life?

To REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS (free of charge but with registration only): https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/veranstaltung/p_163830.php

Preliminary Programme

Thursday 24 June 2021

Δωρεάν (απαραίτητη η δήλωση συμμετοχής) iris.asimakopoulou@goethe.de

7pm Opening @Goethe-Institut Athen (Omirou 14-16)
7.30pm Lecture by ruangrupa
8.15pm Lecture by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney
9.00pm Discussion

Friday 25 June 20213 

11am–2pm Online Workshop – fully booked
Feminist Instituting for Ecological Futures
With Berit Fischer

10am–1pm Workshop with registration only @Eight (Polytechneiou 8), Athens
To Listen Is to Preserve, the Transmission Yet to Come
with SAVVY Contemporary (Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock , Sagal Farah, Kelly Krugman)

3:30–7pm Online workshop – fully booked
Practices of Attunement
With Simon Fleury, Moritz Gansen, Sam Nightingale, Gala Rexer, Chara Stergiou, Aslı Uludağ

7.00-11.00 Public Program @ EIGHT (Polytechneiou 8)
-Opening of the group exhibition: Systems, Organisms, Symbiosis & performative Interventions

Arbit City Group, Nikos Arvanitis, Brackets [Pegy Zali, Panagiotis Lianos], Zoe Chatzigiannaki, Forensic Architecture, Eva Giannakopoulou, Andreas Ragnar Kassapis, Yorgia Karidi, Theodora Malamou, Angela Melitopoulos & Angela Anderson, Foteini Palpana, Leda Papakonstantinou, Kostas Roussakis, Myrto Stampoulou, Katerina Stefanidaki & Zafos Xagoraris, Eleni Tzirtzilaki, VASKOS (Vassilis Noulas & Kostas Tzimoulis), Paky Vlassopoulou, Kostis Velonis, Mary Zygouri

-Launch of the fanzines “Urban Ecologies”, “Alegal Fields”, “Entangled Resistances” and informal discussions
Fanzines with contributions by: Nikos Anastassopoulos, Dimitra Andritsou, Balkan Can Kino, Julia Chrissostalis, Eirene Efstathiou, Sofia Dona, Christos Giovannopoulos, Iris Lykourioti, Mariela Nestora, Murto Stampoulou, Constantina Theodorou, Steriani Tsintziloni, Hypatia Vourloumis, Christos Vrettos.

Saturday 26 June 2021

10am–1.30pm Workshop in Athens, with registration
Institutional Hacks for Reclaiming Urban Space
With Constantina Theodorou in collaboration with CoHab Athens and Guest: Dimitra Siatitsa

3–6pm Workshop online & in Athens, with registration
In Portuguese with English translation
Sex Workers Creating Institutions to End Institutionalized Violence
With Associação das Prostitutas de Minas Gerais (APROSMIG) and melke

8.45pm Discussion @ Tainiothiki (M. Alexandrou 136)
Instituting Otherwise
Gigi Argyropoulou, Filipa César, Bernd Scherer, Adania Shibli, Savvy Contemporary(Sagal Farah, Kelly Krugman, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock)

9.45pm Film screening @Tainiothiki (M. Alexandrou 136)
Scola Di Tarafe
D: Filipa César and Sónia Vaz Borges, Guinea Bissau 2020, 30 min, Kreol with English subtitles
With an introduction by Jonas Tinius

EIGHT – Polytechniou 8, Athens
A critical institute for arts and politics

EIGHT is an autonomous self-organised space that operates without any funding or support from public or private resources.