Training XVI: An Investigation into Collective Work Processes for Self-Determination
"Children rounded up to play in the sunshine” (it’s from children that we can learn collective self-determination) possibly produced by the Near East Foundation. Moushashan,1930’s,Syria Nigol Bezjian Collection. Courtesy of the Arab Image Foundation.
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The sixteenth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Hamada al-Joumah and Jasmine Eid-Sabbagh, and takes place 27 November–1 December 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday). This training focuses on discussions, collective readings, presentations, and exercises for developing a resource box for collective working and decision-making process.
Based on their different experiences of working in the Palestinian refugee camp of Burj al-Shamali, through this training activist Hamada al-Joumah and artist Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh investigate avenues for collective working processes that foster self-determination.
For those living in a condition of transience, such as refugees, migrants, the stateless, and the politically dispossessed, the question of self-determination – the power or ability to make a decision for oneself, but also as a nation or people to determine its own form of government –stands at the heart of any discussion of governance. Yet it is also an extremely problematic concept, as it can function as a neoliberal device for shifting responsibility to the individual, and thus rendering structural violence invisible. What are different ways of understanding processes of self-determination in different contexts? And how do people organize and work collectively in these various circumstances?
When: 27 November–1 December 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday) Wednesday–Friday, 15–18 hrs and Saturday–Sunday, 14–17 hrs, followed by dinner at 18 hrs on weekdays and preceded by lunch at 13 hrs at the weekend in the Basic Activist Kitchen.
This is a five-day training. It is possible to join on individual days, although attending the training in its entirety is encouraged.
Tickets (via Eventbrite):
Combi ticket (five days): € 40 normal/€ 30 student discount
Day ticket: € 10 normal/€ 7.50 student discount
Tickets include a daily meal at the Basic Activist Kitchen
Free places: For each training, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, at least four days prior to the training. (First come, first serve).