Talks & Workshop: ART, ACTIVISM, TECHNOPOLITICS (December 5 to 6, 2019)

Leuphana University Lüneburg, C40.606

The talks and workshop deal with the intricacies of sensation, knowledge production and their techno-social milieus in artistic and activist practices. It asks: how do different modes of expression and experience allow for the emergence of forms of “participatory critique”? Such a critique, we suggest, cannot be externalized from its material, social, and geopolitical situatedness with all its complexities and contradictions. Through the exploration of participatory critique the workshop turns to instituent processes, ways of rendering perceptible and the constitution of zones of sensation with and through aesthetic practices. How do these modes of participatory critique rely on the deployment and invention of techniques and technologies to produce forms of participatory critique based on engagement and activation and thus afford new modes of knowledge production beyond epistemic foreclosure. We will explicitly turn towards post- and decolonial contexts and approaches as much as material practices with the aim to develop a more distributed, collective and more-than-human account of participatory critique.

The workshop is part of the Research Group “Media and Participation” exploring different modes and modalities of participation through the lens of media studies, philosophy, art theory and sociology.


16:00 – 19:00
Room: C40.606

Elke Bippus (ZHdK) & Christoph Brunner (Leuphana) Welcome & Introduction

Alessandra Renzi (Concordia University, Montreal) Data-Bodies in Co-Research

Eduardo Molinari (Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires) Archivo Caminante (Walking Archives). Stones in the Water.

Collective Conversation
10:00 – 16:00
ArchipelagoLab, C5.225

10:00 – 12:30

Discussion of texts by Saidiya Hartman, Hito Steyerl

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 16:00

Discussion of the project and future directions

The program as pdf.

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