‘ART as/is SOCIAL: On engagement in contemporary cultural theory & practice’ is a new discursive format with close readings, discussions and case studies around the topic of socially engaged artistic practices, organized at ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics in Berlin.
In this special guest SESSION #7: ‘Creating space for identification’, members of the arts platform nomadicArt will discuss a practical case study involving ZK/U and the surrounding community, which they will further analyse in light of Grant Kester’s Dialogical Aesthetics. During this session, we hope to encourage and seek out a process of critical reflection examining our respective positions as artists and residents of this neighborhood and institution.
To sign up for this session and receive the reading materials, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
SESSION #7: Creating space for identification
Text: Grant Kester, Dialogical Aesthetics & SIDE B project proposal
Wednesday 13th of September 19.00
nomadicArt is a cultural platform, offering diverse creative and artistic activities, that aspires to explore the potentials of artistic work as a transformative tool. In their various workshops and projects, nomadicArt aims to create a space for Berliners, both longstanding residents, new arrivals, and refugees, to be seen and to tell their stories. Although nomadicArt first developed around work with newly arrived people, it has broadened and now works with more general themes of social inclusion. Above all, nomadicArt aims to connect and include various stakeholders from society: migrants, refugees, activists, long time and newly arrived residents, researchers, volunteers and other actors in the close neighborhood.
ART as/is SOCIAL is a follow-up project to the discussion series THE NEW ART ACTIVISM that was hosted in October & November 2016 by ZK/U fellow Claudine Zia.
This project is supported by Radboud Honours Academy Nijmegen (NL).
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik