2016-17 Navigating Turbulences

Navigating Turbulences

More a frame than a theme, Navigating Turbulences proposes to continue to think together about the need for new vocabularies for living in global turbulences by means of contemporary research processes. Each session will introduce into a particular approach for understanding and undertaking research as a practice in the arts.

The condition of turbulences creates a situation in which knowledge and non-knowledge exist together. In a condition of turbulence, on one side, we can rely on knowledge about science, history, rituals, regulations and systems that seem to secure our place in the world. On the other side, the moment of turbulence carries the condition of non-knowledge , in which it is not clear exactly what will happen next: language is missing, borders are closed, translation is needed, the mind is closer to the body, control mechanisms and systems fail, dominant histories unravel and collaborative thinking is important. It is a moment of a relational uncertainty that holds the potential to open up a new horizon.

How can we move in times of turbulences? Navigating from inside a condition of turbulences begins by rendering precisely the problem of localization in continuous interaction with geopolitical global entanglements. This, in itself, is nothing new. These entanglements have long histories and privilege certain positionalities, reason enough to articulate precisely our position in relation to the world: We may think here about global trade-routes, contemporary trajectories of sea migration, the abstract flows of financial capitalism, weaponized image-technologies, the algorithmic architectures of planetary computation, the uneven geographies of knowledge, the politics of translation, and so on. Who are ‘we’ in such a stack of layers?

Monday, October 10, 2016, 7pm
C as Colonialism
Research Practice with Samia Henni

Monday, October 31, 2016, 7pm
The Memory of Crimes: From Utopia to Practice
Pierre Hazan

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7pm
Tracing Liquid Evidence
Charles Heller & Susan Schuppli

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7pm
Narrating the Race to Zero
Theory Fiction with Kodwo Eshun

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7pm
Producing Inequality in/as the Artistic Process
PhD Forum with Andrea Phillips

Monday, January 16, 2017, 7pm
Resisting Extinction: Standing Rock, Eco-Genocide, and Survival
Critical Studies with Gene Ray

Monday, March 6, 2017, 7pm
The Navigation Principle: the Planetary
The Curatorial with Doreen Mende

Monday, March 27, 2017, 7pm
Special session : Book Launch
Thinking under Turbulence

Monday, May 8, 2017, 7pm
Strange Fruit. A Decolonial Analysis of the Multifarious Significations of the Banana: Race, Slavery, Sexuality, Racial Capitalism and Environment
Françoise Vergès

Monday, May 29, 2017, 7pm
Exercises in de-growth
Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez

Wednesday, June 21, 7pm
Pricing Time: Remarks on the Ontology of Finance
Ray Brassier