Education Program

17-24 February 2017

The Southern Summer School

Image courtesy of Rosie Eveleigh

In February 2017 BAK hosts The Southern Summer School, a project initiated by artists Dorine van Meel and Nelmarie du Preez. The Southern Summer School is a collective project that brings together art practitioners and cultural workers based in South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It begins from the acknowledgment that the colonial involvement of the Dutch and the British empire in South Africa is not only a historical fact that may be consigned to the past, but that coloniality continues to operate in the present. In the four months leading up to the summer school, a program of preparatory workshops titled Northern Winter Workshops will be organized in various art venues across South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. These workshops are open to the public and organized by a range of artists, theorists, and activists who address questions of decolonization and social justice within their respective practices.

The Southern Summer School will take place from 17 until 24 February 2017 at BAK in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It will conclude with a final open weekend of screenings, workshops, discussions, lectures, and music by participants and guests on February 25–26. More details can be found here.

The participants of The Southern Summer School are: Phumzile Twala, Thato Magano, Uzair Ben Ebrahim, Sara-Aimee Verity, Simangaliso Sibiya, Thato Rossouw, Ilga Minjon, Alina Jabbari, Judith Westerveld, Sandra Nanteza, Johanna Couvee, Petra Ponte, Annie Goodner, Gisela Carrasco-Miro, Alfie Martis, Elaine Reynolds, Sophie Hoyle, Wigbertson Julian Isenia, Inez Blanca van der Scheer, and Jacqueline Tizora.

Public Program The Southern Summer School

Saturday 25.02.2017

14.00 hrs: Reading Program with contributions by Nelmarie du Preez, Alfie Martis, Uzair Ben Ebrahim, Phumzile Twala, Thato Magano, Simangaliso Sibiya, Gisela Carrasco-Miro, and Sandra Nanteza; simultaneously Ilga Minjon will conduct radio interviews with Sara-Aimee Verity, Simangaliso Sibiya, Nelmarie du Preez, Dorine van Meel, a.o.

17.00 hrs: Dinner and Drinks

18.00 hrs: Panel Discussion
led by researcher and curator Imara Limon with Uzair Ben Ebrahim (#RhodesMustFall), Thato Magano (#FeeMustFall), and Inez Blanca van der Scheer and Jacqueline Tizora (University of Colour)

20.00 hrs: Performance Program with contributions by Sarah-Aimee Verity and Gloria Holwerda-Williams

22.00 hrs: Music Program By Scripted Reality (Ilga Minjon)

Sunday 26.02.2017

14.00 hrs: Lecture Program with contributions by Yvette Mutumba and Wayne Modest

17.00 hrs: Dinner + Drinks

18.00 hrs: Screening Program with video works by Judith Westerveld, Thato Magano, and Miguel Peres dos Santos

Program Northern Winter Workshops

15 October, 19.00–23.00 hrs: Project launch with dinner and drinks
FLAT, Florijn 42, Amsterdam

16 October, 14.00–16.00 hrs: Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #1 by E.A.M., Butcher’s Tears, Karperweg 45, Amsterdam

3 November, 19.00–21.00 hrs: Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #2 by E.A.M., Butcher’s Tears, Karperweg 45, Amsterdam

5 November, 14.00–17.00 hrs: Genocidal white Laughter
Workshop by Teresa Diaz Nerio, FLAT, Florijn 42, Amsterdam

21 November, 15.30–18.00 hrs: (Anti)Apartheid en (Anti)racisme in een neokoloniale tijd
Workshop by Marjan Boelsma, IISH, Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam

25 November, 19.00–21.00 hrs: Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #3 by E.A.M., Helicopter, Beatrijsstraat 10, The Hague

26 November, 15.00–17.00 hrs: Solidariteit vandaag in onze neokoloniale tijd
Workshop by Marjan Boelsma, Framer Framed, Tolhuistuin, IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam

17 December, 11.00–14.00 hrs: The Wretched of the Media
Workshop #1 by Simone Zeefuik, Bijlmer Parktheater, Anton de Komplein 240, Amsterdam

19 December, 19.00–21.00 hrs: Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #4 by E.A.M., Helicopter, Beatrijsstraat 10, The Hague

11 January, 19.00–21.00 hrs: Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #5 by E.A.M., Peach, Grondherendijk 9B, Rotterdam

14 January, 11.00–14.00 hrs: The Wretched of the Media
Workshop #2 by Simone Zeefuik, Bijlmer Parktheater, Anton de Komplein 240, Amsterdam

11 February, 19.00–21.00 hrs: Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #6 by E.A.M., Peach, Grondherendijk 9B, Rotterdam

12 February, 11.00–21.00 hrs: Social Justice Practices in Film & Online Media: Finding your Critical Voice
Workshop by and screening with Bibi Fadlalla, (location tbc), Amsterdam

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