Training

27 November–01 December 2019

Training XVII: QFCPSSBBXOXO: Queer and Feminist Physical and Critical Self-Defense and Support Bloc of Bodies

The seventeenth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with a subdivision of To Be Determined (Clara Balaguer, Gabriel Fontana, and Sarafina van Ast), and takes place 27 November–1 December 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday). This training focuses on deep listening, voice activation, team forming, and physical exercises to map limits and define strategies for protecting bodies.

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Employing a temporal framework—exploring the past, inhabiting the present, imagining a future, and speculating about a dimension where time itself collapses—this training explores how minds, bodies, and voices can be used as tools for critical and physical self-defense in times of violence. There is a focus on the body as an archive of memories political and personal, collective and individual. Bearing all of this in mind raises questions for participants: Where do we identify violence in our past history and how has this made us fearful? What experiences, stories do we remember that shape our expectations of what the present is and future will be? What mistakes have we made in the past towards ourselves and others and how can we rectify them? What victories do we count and remember? When we think of violence, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it verbal? Is it physical? Is it in the public or private sphere? Where do we locate anxiety or pain: in the body or the mind?

When: 27 November–1 December 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday)
Daily, 14–18 hrs, followed on weekdays by dinner at 18 hrs and preceded at the weekend by lunch at 13 hrs in the Basic Activist Kitchen.

Participation:
This is a five-day training. It is possible to join on individual days, although attending the training in its entirety is encouraged.
Language: English

Tickets (via Eventbrite)
Individual days: €10 normal/€7.50 student discount
Combi ticket (five days): € 40 normal/€ 30 student discount
Tickets include a daily meal at the Basic Activist Kitchen.

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