What could processes of instituting or institution-building look like in the current landscape where public forms of life are inseparable from processes of social improvisation? Focusing on different models of instituting edition #5 of the New Alphabet School tries to rethink and study instituting as a process that remains incomplete, fugitive and thus continuous as it constantly seeks to find ways to interact with specific and evolving structures of a here and now. In their book Now (2017) the Invisible Committee argues that “in reality what we need are not institutions but forms... Everything that lives is only forms and interactions of forms”. How to begin to study this process, this evolving mutation and redefinition of forms as social improvisation, inseparable from emergent imaginings and imaginaries of a livable life?
In cooperation with Eight/Το Οχτώ and Goethe-Institut Athens