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Dancers at Work – Symposium Vienna, Nov 22

Dancers at Work – Symposium Vienna, Nov 22

As part of the ongoing, durational performance Negotiations, Kunstverein Archipelago organises a symposium that focuses on the notion of “the artist at work” and researches models to improve and make the working conditions for dancers and other freelance artists more sustainable in Vienna. An important aspect of Negotiations is to highlight and make visible the fact that dancing is also a form of highly skilled […]

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Kick Off Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities

Kick Off Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities

On 7 and 8 November CCQO is joining the kick off meeting of the project Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities, funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. CCQO will be in charge of the research component of this project. Following the methodology of ‘convoking’, the newest member of our team, Maria Francesca de Tullio, supported by Pascal Gielen and Hanka Otte, […]

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Hanka Otte winner of Boekman Dissertation Prize 2018

Hanka Otte winner of Boekman Dissertation Prize 2018

  Hanka Otte is te winner of the fourth Boekman Dissertation Prize. Hanka Otte was awarded the Boekman Dissertation Prize in an award ceremony on 30 October. The Boekman Dissertation Prize is awarded once every three years to the best Dutch dissertation in the field arts, culture, and society. Dr. J.F. (Hanka) Otte graduated from the University of Groningen in 2015, with a dissertation titled Binden […]

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Conflict Matters Conference – December, 18

Conflict Matters Conference – December, 18

The debate on decolonization and democratization of arts is heating the arts and cultural sector. Based on the idea of ​​’Conflict Matters’, in this seminar we embrace and organize the discussion, the debate and the disagreement as a lever to strengthen the transition process of the sector. Conflict does matter, gives impulses to practice and ensures continuous renewal.   For whom? Professionals in culture, students, […]

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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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