Tuesday, July 6
"Our” existence, is always under threat, especially when certain powers beyond “us” determine that what “we” are is wrong, that “our” culture needs to be changed, optimized or corrected in the name of a dominant way of life. This workshop puts the words “us / ours” into conflict, because our conditions are multiple, as are our struggles. This workshop was preceded by a gathering of activists in Guinea-Bissau in September 2020. What brought that #Survivance workshop together were the different struggles of various associations and groups in Guinea Bissau, which, in their practices, transform individual resilience into a resistant, creative and collective force. Departing from the different urgencies of the participating groups – Onshore Mediatheque, GTO – Bissau, Coletivo Cadjigue, Clube Amor à Leitura, Cassaca 64 Movement and the PDH – HSH Association of Activism for LGBTQ+ rights –, participants will imagine spaces of joint existence, where environmental justice and social, cultural, and gendered experiences enable all of us to transcend any mere, isolated, individual existence.