Public Program

17 November 2019, 12.30-17.00

Propositions #9/5: Public Program

Panel discussion during Propositions for Non-Fascist Living #7: Evidentiary Methods (Propositions #7/6: Archive), in the framework of the exhibition Forensic Justice by Forensic Architecture, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 24 January 2019, photo: Tom Janssen

This last day of the week of Propositions #9 Deserting from the Culture Wars consists of a public program including a panel Working in Groups, Acting in Networks with Kader Attia, Diana McCarty, Dan McQuillan, Johannes Paul Raether, and Patricia Kaersenhout, moderated by Dina Mohamed


Please note: on this day there will be no training taking place. 
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PUBLIC PROGRAM #5: 12.30-17:00 

12.30–13.00 hrs

13.00–13.30 hrs
Maria Hlavajova (artistic and general director, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht) and Sven Lütticken (art historian, critic, and writer, Utrecht)

13.30–15.30 hrs
Kader Attia, Diana McCarty, Dan McQuillan, Johannes Paul Raether, and Patricia Kaersenhout, moderated by Dina Mohamed
What organizational modes and forms of collaboration are used? How do distributed networks relate to sworn-in groups? What is the role of fiction and collective personas? How does group formation, with its element of closure, relate to being active in (social) networks? What kinds of subjectivity and collaboration are encouraged by the algorithms that underpin one’s life? How can media be socialized differently?

15.30–16.15 hrs

16.15 hrs


Tickets (via Eventbrite)
Per training: €10 normal/€7.50 student discount, including dinner at the Basic Activist Kitchen
Per public program: €8.50 normal/€5 student discount

Free places: For each training and public program, BAK provides a few free places for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. To apply, please send a short explanation (max. 120 words) to [email protected], at least four days prior to the training/public program. (First come, first serve).



BAK’s activities are made possible through financial contributions by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the City Council, Utrecht.

BAK’s main partner in the field of education and research is HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.

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