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Time and Space to Create (and to be Human)

Time and Space to Create (and to be Human)

Organised by ARIA, Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (UAntwerp), and CCQO, Culture Commons Quest Office 18 & 19 October 2018 At the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp In this seminar we explore whether the existing models of studios and rehearsal spaces are still suited to the current arts and creative practices. Every culture policy generates its own creation formats as well as its […]

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Book Launch ‘Commonism. A New Aesthetics of the Real’

Book Launch ‘Commonism. A New Aesthetics of the Real’

September 26, 6pm Santiago Cirugeda (Recetas Urbanas) and Antonio Negri will launch the book ‘Commonism. A New Aesthetics of the Real’ (eds Nico Dockx & Pascal Gielen, Valiz Publishers) at the Venice Biennial for Architecture (Giardino Bianco Art Space – Castello, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1814, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy). About the book After half a century of neoliberalism, a new radical, practice-based ideology is making […]

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Sharing our Legacy – Valletta, Malta – October 23-26, 2018

Sharing our Legacy – Valletta, Malta – October 23-26, 2018

‘Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.’ (Jacobs) The Sharing our Legacy conference encourages reflection on the central issues that define urban life by channelling its discussions through the basic question of “What makes a city better?”. This reflection aims to understand how cities can be shaped to better suit the needs and […]

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Saskia Sassen, Recetas Urbanas, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, and many others at CityLab

Saskia Sassen, Recetas Urbanas, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, and many others at CityLab

CityLAB VI: City Aesthetics and Citizenship Five day summer school on interdisciplinary approaches to urban aesthetics and citizenship – July 2-6 2018. This summer school, organized by the Urban Studies Institute (USI) at the University of Antwerp, in collaboration with the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA), will investigate both the impact of the aesthetic imagination on cities and the structural tensions between artistic […]

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A More-than-Human Economy. Anxiety, precariousness and affective struggle.

A More-than-Human Economy. Anxiety,  precariousness  and  affective struggle.

‘Precarious Pavilions #1 – Don’t Eat The Microphone’ is is an artistic project initiated by Veridiana Zurita and Petra Van Dyck and happening in the garden of the Psychiatric Hospital Dr. Guislain (Ghent/BE). The ‘Precarious Pavilions #1’ propose some kind of anti-pavilion, an agonistic space, a place for cooking together, for twisting language, fictionalizing discourses and for suspending anesthetized social roles. CCQO officer Lara Garcia […]

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CCQO at Poetry of the Real, Basel – June 12-14

CCQO at Poetry of the Real, Basel – June 12-14

Poetry of the Real: Imagination – Friction – Transformation explores the multifaceted transfer between extended arts practices and contemporary discourses. For this it inquires into the conditions of arts and design-based systems of knowledge. The sections are grouped around the perspectives of “Imagination – Friction – Transformation” and their interferences. This is based on an extended understanding of the generative pro- cesses involving the ability […]

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CCQO Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp – June 14-29

CCQO Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp – June 14-29

FUTURE PROOF =>Welfare=>Wellness=>Commonwealth=>   The above is a timeline of post-war Europe. In the 1950s, a number of European countries built a safety net of social services for their citizens. Social security, good and affordable healthcare, democratic education, public transport, and easily accessible cultural facilities all became concerns of the welfare state. This safety net of a caring, motherly state was slowly but surely unravelled in […]

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Book Launch – Culture: The Base of Civil Society – Kyiv, June 3

Book Launch – Culture: The Base of Civil Society – Kyiv, June 3

CULTURE: THE BASE OF CIVIL SOCIETY BY PASCAL GIELEN AND THIJS LIJSTER Sunday, June 3, 2018 18:00 19:30 Culture: The Base of Civil Society is a new book of the Small Run Books series, which unites two articles co-written by Pascal Gielen and Thijs Lijster, published in Ukrainian by IST. Pascal Gielen (Belgium) will take part in the presentation of the book. June 3, Sunday, […]

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From Vertical to Horizontal – CCQO at MMCA Seoul, May 30

From Vertical to Horizontal – CCQO at MMCA Seoul, May 30

MMCA Research Symposium, “From Vertical to Horizontal: The Changed Conditions of Art Production” “From Vertical to Horizontal: The Changed Conditions of Art Production” is organized to examine how social change in our times acts as an agent of transformation in the conditions of art production. Accelerated by developed networks and an increase in mobility, globalization is making the world more horizontal across national borders. In […]

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The Grey Zone

The Grey Zone

As part of the exhibition Civil Disobedience at In De Ruimte, CCQO researcher Lara Garcia Diaz will discuss on the 26th May 2018 the theoretical aspects of a possible “grey zone” and try to formulate it’s relation with civic and civil space. During the GREY ZONE lecture, which will be hosted in the Kunstencentrum Vooruit, and together with artists Harmen de Hoop and Frank&Robbert, it will be […]

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