Installations, guided tours

#Commonings: Day 5

Sun, Sep 18, 2022
12 noon–8 pm
Free admission

In English

Workshop “Code, Layers, Infrastructures” by Loren Britton, Isabel Paehr, Jörn Röder and Kamran Behrouz, New Alphabet School #Coding in New Delhi January 2019, Photo: Annette Jacob

What could a school look like that seeks to make both learning and unlearning a common interrelated practice? How can a space be built around care, refuge, implication and vulnerability, negotiating positions and responsibilities? How can (un)learners in this space challenge privileges and habits of hierarchy, as well as authorship, productivity and competition?

And how could such a school take place inside an institution and carve space for informal, convivial, horizontal modes of participation within it, allowing for gaps, mistakes and things left open. In the twelve editions of the New Alphabet School, the roles of curators and audience blurred. Thinking of knowledge as commons, they were constantly reverted in order to co-create shared space for networked knowledge.

As Fred Moten and Stefano Harney suggest in The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study “one can only sneak into the university and steal what one can”. The New Alphabet School sought to reflect on such concerns via fugitive encounters and instances of study as a coming and doing together. In this final edition on Commonings, the invitation is to carry on questions and incomplete dialogues, sharing practices from previous editions, the multiple locations and the different perspectives that emerged in the last three and a half years.

By convening again, the participants will explore together what these practices might institute and how they might form an ephemeral school of commoning.

Facilitated by Olga Schubert, Gigi Argyropoulou, Alessandra Pomarico, Mahmoud Al-Shaer and Rahul Gudipudi

With collective practices and workshops by all active New Alphabet School members

With conversations between Silvia Federici and Peter Linebaugh, Avery F. Gordon and Natasha Sadr Haghighian, Mahmoud Al-Shaer and Majd Kayyal, Irit Rogoff, Gigi Argyropoulou and Rahul Gudipudi, P Sainath and Habib Ayeb, with performances by Mour Fall, Marinho de Pina, Ivonne González, Tomás Espinosa, Jorge Gómez & Ana Bravo Pérez and others and installations by Pallavi Paul & Hajra Haider, Shareef Sarhan & Rana Batrawi, Cléophée Moser, Mukhtara Yusuf, Júlia Souza Ayerbe, Chto Delat, Meltionary, Field Narratives and others

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5

Sunday, Sep 18

All Installations on view.

12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm
Guided tours
In German and English

New Alphabet School

#Commonings: Day 1

Installations, lectures and performances

Sep 14, 2022

New Alphabet School

#Commonings: Day 2

Installations, lectures and performances

Sep 15, 2022

New Alphabet School

#Commonings: Day 3

Installations, lectures and performances

Sep 16, 2022

New Alphabet School

#Commonings: Day 4

Installations, lectures and performances

Sep 17, 2022