Curating on the move

Commoning Curatorial and Artistic Education

Summer School and Public Talk series
from 23 June – 7 July 2022
at “CAMP notes on education,” documenta fifteen, Kassel, Germany

A format of the cooperation platform Shared Campus
www.zhdk.ch/en/international/shared-campus

Organization: Dorothee Richter, Ronald Kolb (Initiators, ZHdK)
with Cedric Maridet (HKBU), ZHENG Bo (SCM), Alison GREEN (UAL), Yatin LIN (TNUA)

In Cooperation with
– the Postgraduate Programme in Curating, ZHdK: www.curating.org
– publication platform Oncurating.org: www.oncurating.org
– the PhD in Practice in Curating, Practice-Based Doctoral Programme,University of Reading
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Summer School
The two-week Summer School “Commoning Curatorial and Artistic Education” will be held in Kassel (Germany) as part of documenta fifteen’s educational format “CAMP notes on education.” It is dedicated to PhD programmes and students from the Shared Campus universities, however a few slots are kept open for external participants.
Participants will share and discuss their experiences of practice and theory in open, experiential workshop formats, performances, exercises with and in the city, “diversity dinners” and a variety of events.

Public Talks
Additionally the Summer School will organise a public talk each day, at 1pm CET in hybrid form.
Location will be announced closer to the events.

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https://www.curating.org/newsletter/

Schedule
Thu 23 June: Hammad Nasar
Fri 24 June: COMMON VIEWS, David Behar Perahia & Dan Farberoff
Sat 25 June: Jennifer Deger (FERAL ATLAS)
Sun 26 June: Philip Horst & Matthias Einhoff (ZKU, Center for Art and Urbanistics)
Mon 27 June: Gilly Karjevski (Floating University)
Tues 28 June: TBA

Wed 29 June: Speculations on Funding (Day-long Symposium). More tba soon.

Fri 1 July: Bassam El Baroni
Sat 2 July: Avi Feldman
Sun 3 July: Ariane Sutthavong & Lara van Meeteren (Inappropriate BOOK CLUB,  Bangkok 2021)
Mon 4 July: Jeanne van Heeswijk
Tue 5 July: Dagmar Pelger & Jörg Stollmann
Wed 6 July: Public Movement (Dana Yahalomi)
Thu 7 July: Oliver Marchart

The two-week Summer School “Commoning Curatorial and Artistic Education” will be held in Kassel (Germany) as part of documenta fifteen’s educational format “CAMP notes on education.” It is dedicated to PhD programmes and students from the Shared Campus universities, however a few slots are kept open for external participants.
Participants will share and discuss their experiences of practice and theory in open, experiential workshop formats, performances, exercises with and in the city, “diversity dinners” and a variety of events.

Additionally the Summer School will organise a public talk each day, at 1pm CET in hybrid form. Talks in order of appearance by Hammad Nasar; COMMON VIEWS, David Behar Perahia and Dan Farberoff; Jennifer Deger (FERAL ATLAS); Philip Horst & Matthias Einhoff (ZKU); Gilly Karjevski, Floating University; Bassam El Baroni; Avi Feldman; Ariane Sutthavong & Lara van Meeteren; Jeanne van Heeswijk; Dagmar Pelger & Jörg Stollmann; Dana Yahalomi (Public Movement); Oliver Marchart.

Joseph Beuys’ open discussions with the public were influential at documenta; later, Jacques Derrida wrote “The University without Condition,” and Paulo Freire emphasised the empowering role of teaching, as did bell hooks with her emphatic message about the empowering force of an anti-racist, feminist education fuelled by love. Lesser known emancipatory teaching environments also exist, as do self-empowering initiatives.

Concerning the commoning aspect of this Summer School, we consider theoretical approaches as by the feminist thinker Silvia Federici. She identified commons as the shared goods and knowledges of deviant groups. A renewed thinking about the commons is linked to movements of self-organisation and resistance and is now inspiring, as we see with ruangrupa, different cultural, artistic, and curatorial events. Can the art field introduce together with activist movements, the projection of living together in a communal way, sharing resources and knowledges? Or as ruangrupa would pose the question: how to compost knowledge together and make it fruitful for a multiplicity of partial practices and for a multitude?

Applicants should send in a proposal for a shared moment: workshop, walk, performance, discussion, reading, etc. Based on these proposals, the organization team will co-design the programme. True to the motto of this Summer School, commoning starts here.

Image caption: Hadas Kedar & Alex Schady, Politics of Shapes and Forms, 2014