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The Fabrics of Untranslatability – Virginie Bobin

How could a reflection on the potentials of translation help us navigate, and hopefully act upon the conflicted political situation we live in? Language, or the so-called “mother tongue”, is still largely understood as a fixed, homogeneous entity, pure from … Continue reading

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Lost & Shared: A laboratory for collective mourning, towards affective and transformative politics – Eliana Otta

This project aims to investigate the ways in which art can enable the collectivization of mourning, taking us a departure point my experiences living in Athens, where depression is a common diagnosis in both an individual and a collective level. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Wednesday January 2018 – Naomi

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Afro-Pessimism. Theorizing Anti-Blackness | Frank B. Wilderson III

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Silvia das Fadas

The Dispossessed Inventing Themselves In the Everyday Struggle for the Fulgor Against the firmament of the aggressive dispossession of land, bodies and social relationships, this PhD project engages with cinema as radical thought and communal practice. It departs from the … Continue reading

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Hauntopia

The concept of haunting creates a language for the ways in which an unfinished past makes itself known in the here and now (Avery Gordon) and violent histories, or stories, initiate ongoing disruptions, wronging the wrong (Eve Tuck). Haunting often … Continue reading

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Ruth Jenrbekova

Auto Anthropology Of Contemporary Arts. The project can be described as an ethnographic research of contemporary art practices in postsoviet countries (particularly, in Kazakhstan). The main case study here would be an imaginary art-institution called Crёlex centr, that was created … Continue reading

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Masha Godovannaya

Balancing on the Edges: Screened Forms of [M]otherhood, Queer Kinship and Artivist Feminist Resistance In the wake of “classical” texts, including Esther Newton’s “Mother Camp” (1972) and Kath Weston’s “Families We Choose” (1991), studies of non-heterosexual kinship have entered gender … Continue reading

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Nicole Alecu de Flers

Un/learning writing, reading, publishing A critical dissection of the art and politics of knowledge production in, through and beyond written texts (Written) text has a powerful influence on frames of public reception and debate. Especially printed and published texts are … Continue reading

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Marwa Arsanios

WHO IS AFRAID OF IDEOLOGY? The general frame of my work questions the relationship between culture, cultural production and violence. This has materialized itself mostly in the study of specific material objects such as architectural buildings, books, texts, bodies and … Continue reading

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