Training XXI: Training for the Underwater(ed) Land
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The twenty-first training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with QANAT (Abdellah Hassak, Amine Lahrach, Edouard Sors, Francesca Masoero, George Bajalia, Jérôme Giller, Louisa Aarrass, Noureddine Ezarraf, and Sara Frikech), and takes place on 11–15 December 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday). This training focuses on artistic interventions, participative research, and discussions aimed at building a political and poetical map of water in its entanglement with the formation of landscapes and worldviews
Aman Iman, Mni Wiconi, Water is Life. Through multiple and diverse struggles around water, from Imider in Morocco to Standing Rock in the United States, forms of the otherwise emerge across connected contexts to declare: “Water is Life”.
This training renders the not-yet through the politics and poetics of water, connecting the realities of Morocco and the Netherlands by rethinking what commons mean contextually. It imagines how structures and relations of power shape the form, function, and functioning of water between and beyond the urban. It also recalls (daily) gestures of solidarity with resources in common and resistance against acts of enclosures as they exist on the ground. Training for the Underwater(ed) Land embarks on a collective, participatory, and transdisciplinary exploration of water, its infrastructures, ecologies, economies, and cosmologies, focusing on BAK’s immediate surroundings and its wider setting of Utrecht as a way to engage with the spatial configurations and social transformations of the city. If the present and persistent not-yet of Morocco is the undernourishing of its already scarce water resources, and that of the Netherlands is the imminent threat of submergence, QANAT proposes treating them in common, as entangled ecologies. It also asks of creative and cultural practitioners: How can we sustain the memories, imaginations, and desires emergent in waters’ worlds?
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 consisting of a dinner 18 – 19 hrs followed by a lecture by George Bajalia (QANAT) 19 – 20 hr. This public event is free for training participants.
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):
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.
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@example.com, at least four days prior to the training. (First come, first serve).