This program is part of a lecture series by the Shared Campus platform, Zurich University of the Arts, as part of one of the Summer Schools of CAMP notes on education:
Concerning the commoning aspect of this Summer School, approaches as by the feminist thinker Silvia Federici are negotiated. She identified commons as the shared goods and knowledges of deviant groups. A renewed thinking about the commons is linked to movements of self-organisation and resistance and is now inspiring, different cultural, artistic, and curatorial events. Can the art field introduce together with activist movements, the projection of living together in a communal way, sharing resources and knowledges?
Inclusionary Effects: The talk’s starting point is curator and theorist Stephanie Bertrand’s observation that “curating’s inclusionary effects create a shortcut between cultural inclusion and social inclusion”. Which is to say that access to representation of marginalised cultures and their visibility through the sphere of art (cultural inclusion) does not sufficiently translate to access to wealth, resources, and opportunities (social inclusion). How can artists, curators, museums, exhibitions, and programmes address this shortcut to rethink the inclusionary effects they produce? To tackle this, art’s relationship with speculation is discussed, bringing in the concept of ‘leveraging’ as key to thinking how practices may pursue a shift from positing an agenda by imagining the world otherwise, to actioning that agenda by capturing a world and translating it into a set of organisational.
You can find more information on the website of CAMP notes on education.
Bassam El Baroni
Hafenstraße 76, 34125 Kassel
Location: Hafenstraße 76 CAMP space