Conversation

16 December 2020, 19.00-21.00

 

Practicing Tactical Solidarities II: A Roundtable on Mutual Aid, Emergency, and Continuous Care

This locally-focused second edition of Practicing Tactical Solidarities: A Roundtable on Mutual Aid, Emergency, and Continuous Care features artists, organizers, and activists working in Utrecht, many of whom are current BAK Fellows. While addressing changing needs and urgencies in the protracted pandemic reality and its overlapping and related crises, the conversation contends with tactics and lessons in creating mutual aid networks, lasting support systems, and emergency care. The roundtable’s contributors work in creative, insurgent, and strategic ways in the realms of housing rights, migrant justice, feminist alliance, strengthening local communities, and on several other fronts. These efforts directly address people and systems in the Netherlands, while reverberating to struggles beyond. The discussion also engages with means of working together as collectives, cooperatives, and interdependent structures to forge coalitional ties across different priorities and populations. 

Video recording is online on Facebook and will soon be added to Prospections.

Practicing Tactical Solidarities II takes place within BAK’s online forum, Prospections. The first focus of the forum, Tactical Solidarities, launched in May 2020, offers examples of practical and creative solidarity frameworks, considering what these have looked like in the past, and what they are becoming. Read more about the forum and these issues here.

Participants: Yasmin Ahmed (Revolutionaire Eenheid, International Women’s Alliance); Gerardo Gomez Tonda, Charli Herrington, Gizem Üstüner, and M.C. Julie Yu (Mutual Support Platform and No. More. Later.); Shay Raviv and Ana Bajt (De Voorkamer), Mitchy Mallorca Saturay (Migrante Utrecht, Linangan Willem Geertman Art and Culture Network). Moderated by Rachael Rakes (Curator of Public Practice, BAK) 

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Exhibition

Screening

2 May 2021

Fragments of Repair/Gathering II: The Body’s Legacies, Part 2: The Postcolonial Body (online)

The second gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s work The Body’s Legacies, Part 2: The Postcolonial Body (video, 2018, 48 min.), followed by a conversation between Olivier Marboeuf (writer, critic, and curator, Paris) and Ruth Wilson Gilmore (abolitionist scholar and activist, Lisbon).

Public Program

Podcast and sound installation

17 April–03 July 2021

Fragments of Repair: Repair & Listen

Throughout the duration of the project Fragments of Repair, Kader Attia engages in creating a new eponymous work in the form of a gradually unfolding podcast and sound installation in twelve parts, titled Repair & Listen. Drawing on transcultural epistemologies and lived experiences, the podcast investigates “repair” as a concrete practice to counter the psychological impact of living through a pandemic. The episodes of the podcast will become available on this page, throughout the duration of Fragments of Repair.