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March 4, 2021

European Culture of Resistance against Fascisms

Workshop and Exchange Meeting in the framework of the artistic research project Navigating Dizziness Together by Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond.

Foundation Between|Bridges

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

20.3.2021, 9:00 – 18:00 (CET), online

Registration: Until March 18, 2021


The Europe we inhabit today developed as a project in resistance to its past fascisms. But are fascisms only found in the past? This day-long workshop and exchange meeting explores resistance against fascisms as a performative, artistic, cultural, digital and educational instrument of realizing (European) community. Renown artists, curators, scientists, and education experts will discuss openly and co-creatively artistic and communal possibilities of fighting fascist ideas with youth and participants of cultural institutions from Europe, Israel and the U.S. The workshops assemble excellent artistic, curatorial and educational practices with divergent perspectives on the topic - from remembrance cultures to art to activism - to develop new lines and spheres of cooperation.

Register here: https://culture-of-resistance.eu/CONFERENCE

Introduction:

Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond, University of Applied Arts Vienna and HASENHERZ

Keynote with Q&A:
Conversation with Jonathan Horowitz, artist, NY, and Wolfgang Tillmans, artist and founder of Between Bridges, around Jonathan Horowitz’ exhibition We fight to build a free world! (mod: Anderwald + Grond).


Workshops:

Arts of Resistance
This workshop investigates the possibilities of artistic and curatorial practice to countering fascist thought.
With Barbara Staudinger, director, Jewish Museum Augsburg and Sebastian Cichocki, chief curator and head of research, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw.
Communities of Resistance
Starting from Milica Tomic's practice of "investigative memorialisation," the workshop will centre on the soil's archival — capabilities, as soil does not only hold memory of our past but also counter-memory.
With Milica Tomic, artist, head of Institute of Contemporary Art, TU Graz and Galia Bar-Or, senior lecturer and curator, Jerusalem.

Digital Resistance
This workshop introduces you to the artistic possibilities of gaming culture while exposing the culture's problems with antisemitism, racism and sexism.
With Total Refusal: Digital Disarmament Movement, artists collective, Graz – Vienna and Keinen Pixel den Faschisten!, media professionals, research collective and development studio, Fellbach.

Education of Resistance
Headed by a lecture on the Human Rights Education Compass, this workshop introduces you to award-winning examples of anti-fascist education.
With Jean-Philippe Restoueix, Human Rights educator, Council of Europe, Roman Fröhlich, political scientist, head of education at Foundation wannseeFORUM with Katja Pratschke, artist, educator and Scott Solder, co-founder, The Active Bystander Training Company.

European Culture of Resistance against Facisms is made possible by the generous support:


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