Although living in two dualistic worlds (here versus there) proves to be still acceptable to the rational mind, living in two and many non-opposing worlds – all located in the very same place as where one is – inevitably inscribes silence.
Trinh T. Minh-ha, Elsewhere, Within Here: Immigration, Refugeeism and the Boundary Event, London: Routledge, 2011.
In 2022/23, the CCC Public Seminar engages with scenarios of transnational belongings, affects, civic imagination and critical forms of publicness. The programme focuses on the agency of communities of practice in deconstructing narratives of nation-states and prospecting alternative solidarity contexts. How may transnational affective practices contribute to decentre Western-based notions of borders and territorialities? What alternative mappings emerge through new visions of citizenship and political belonging? How may aesthetic cooperation facilitate alternative forms of togetherness and commonalities?
Along with Trinh T. Minh-ha, the Transnational Citizenships CCC Public Seminar will address the problematics of the “here versus there” to navigate around the silences that these oppositions entail to challenge historical processes and current political configurations.
Wednesday 1st March 2023
Worlding Global Art and Blackness: some speculative openings
Wednesday 5th April 2023
Domesticity and cohabitation: the political imagination of artistic practices