»Imagine! Other Europes«

Interflugs takes part  in the conference “Imagine! Other Europes”.

Come on, come all!

Imagine! Other Europes
Open Workshop

November 4 – 5, 2011
Ballhaus Naunynstraße • Naunynstr. 27 •  10997 Berlin

Europe is literally the creation of the Third World.  
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (1963)

For one year we have been researching alternative visions and practices of  Europe:
Visions and practices reaching beyond the discursive and political borderlands of the current European Union.
Visions and practices of postnational, postcapitalist, postsocialist, postcolonial, postmigrant Europes.
Europes invoked in the work of cultural and political activists.
Work done at the junctions of urban mobilities.
In this collaborative workshop, we invite discussions across projects, genres, and places: from Cluj (Romania) to Berlin (Germany), from ethnography to popculture, from Neue Slowenische Kunst to postmigrant theatre and postcolonial activism.

Friday, November 4

10.00      opening – welcome
Arts and Politics of Urban Resistance • The city as social and cultural laboratory • Post/transnational appropriations of urban space? • Strategies for changing realities
Presentations and discussions with: Volkan Türeli (Akademie der Autodidakten, Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin) • Christian Kopp (Berlin Postkolonial) • Christina Kral (FabAgit) • Laura Panait (Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj) • Gudrun von Rissenbeck (Haus Schwarzenberg, Berlin) • Josephine Apraku (Nächste Ausfahrt Wedding, Berlin) • Moira Zoitl (Projektteam Other Possible Worlds, NGBK, Berlin) • Heike Budschinski, Bianca Ludewig (Other Europes research team, Berlin)

15.30     In Search of Common Grounds: The Return of the Collective? • Lessons from postsocialism: Re-envisioning the state and the social • Precarious citizens of Europe: unite!? • Critical and collaborative entanglements with European governance
Presentations and discussions with: Amaro Drom (Berlin) • interflugs (Berlin) • Kornelia Ehrlich, Alexander Nym (NSK Lipsk) • Daphne Büllesbach (European Alternatives, Berlin) • Anna Pázsint, Daniel Peslari, Diana Prisacariu (European Alternatives, Cluj) • Sophia Lalopoulos (Real Democracy Now, Greece/Berlin) • Roland Schefferski (Slubfurt City) • Luisa Maria Schweizer, Rika Spiekermann, Nico von Neudeck (Other Europes research team, Berlin)

18.30      Volkan T. • Performance

21.30      Book launch and party:

“State Of Emergence – The First NSK Citizens’ Congress” (Poison Cabinet Press / Plöttner-Verlag 2011) with Alexei Monroe and Avi Pitchon, London (DJs: Codex Europa & Avi Pitchon), Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Bar

Saturday, November 5

10.00     The “Post-Other” as Avantgarde? • Beyond European parochialism: Struggles against and desire for “Otherness” • Unsuspected collaborations • Post-identitarian futures of Europe?
Talkshow with: Amaro Drom (Berlin) • Sermin Langhoff (Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin) • Manuela Bojadzijev (Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt Universität, Berlin) • Alexei Monroe (NSK curator and cultural theorist, London) • Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Savvy Contemporary, Berlin) • Other Europes research team (Berlin)

15.00     Constructing realities
Reality game workshop with Michael Kurzwelly (Slubfurt City / Nowa Amerika)

17.00     Final discussion and future perspectives

21.30     After Workshop Party
at Rroma Aether Klub Theater, Boddinstraße 5, 12053 Berlin

Organized by • the “Other Europes” research team: Heike Budschinski, Kornelia Ehrlich, Anna Friedrich, Arun Frontino, Maria Hoffmann, Bianca Ludewig, Nicolai von Neudeck, Pantelis Pavlakidis, Regina Römhild, Luisa Maria Schweizer, Rika Spiekermann
Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universität, Möhrenstr. 41, 10117 Berlin