Training

11-15 December 2019

Training XX: Exploring Untimely Togetherness

(c) Beatrice Catazaro

The twentieth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Beatrice Catanzaro. It takes place on 11–15 December 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday). This training focuses on exploring memories, communal writing and visualising (personal) stories. 

Tickets (via Eventbrite) | Facebook event


“You know, you really wake up to yourself through the other.” These words from a coloquial conversation—a reminder that “waking up” to oneself means, simultaneously, waking up to forms of coming together—inspired this training exploring relatedness; relatedness with one another, as well as to thoughts, surroundings, and things visible and invisible. The training explores how this coming together can be envisioned as untimely: one that does not follow the rules of a linear notion of time passing through the present from the past and into the future, but rather manifests in colliding temporalities in which the conventional distinction between the self and the other are haunted by forms that are not-yet. If historians usually treat untimeliness as an abstract notion, this training aspires to unearth its meaning through practice: namely, through collective narration of personal biographies. The aim is to co-produce a text that symbolizes this process, with awareness of pressure points where the personal and the collective collide and interweave with one another or not.

When: 11-15 December 2019 (Wednesday-Sunday)
Daily, 14–18 hrs, followed on weekdays by dinner at 18 hrs and preceded on Saturday by lunch at 13 hrs in the Basic Activist Kitchen.
On Sunday 15 December the training week will culminate in a public event and consists of a dinner 18 – 19 hrs followed by a lecture by George Bajalia (one of the trainers of the collective QANAT that is giving the parallel training this week) 19 – 20 hr. This public event is free for training participants.

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):
Combi ticket (Five days) €40 regular | €30 student discount
Day ticket €10 regular |€7.50 student discount

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 [email protected], at least four days prior to the training. (First come, first serve).

 

Made possible by

Suggestions from the archive

Assembly and Public Forum

Collaboration and Open call

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.

Exhibitionary

16 October, 08.00–29 November, 23.59 2020

Screening Tony Cokes at Stadhuisbrug, Utrecht

As part of exhibition Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals, Cokes’s video work c.my.skull.2. (Evil.13: Alternate Versions) is screened in public space until 29 November 2020! The work is on view in the window of Stadhuisbrug 5 (until Monday 2 November 2020), and in the window of Utrecht City Hall, Stadhuisbrug 1 (until Sunday 29 November 2020).