2017

Statement for Gender Studies

Experimenting, collective thinking, artistic practices as means of developing queer cultures of conflict? Caring for conflict starts from the thesis that concepts of feminist care work and queer sociality – attentive of complex, intersectional relations of power – inspire new forms of dealing with conflicts.

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Butler Trouble: Queerness and Violence

Terrell Carver suggests in his talk that there is not very much queering in Butler’s political work on violence, whereas a queered view of that work – offered here – could take Freud and Nietzsche where Donald Trump fears to tread.

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Don’t Panic!

Moralizing and polarizing are not the only options – a discussion with María do Mar Castro Varela, Antke Engel, Kübra Gümüşay und Chris Tedjasukmana and the audience about forms of political controversy, which dare to avoid humiliating, moralizing, and polarizing rhetorics, but instead search for solidarity under conditions of difference.
Sign language interpreting (DGS).

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Epistemic Violence

What it is, how it functions, and why we should know about it.
Claudia Brunner and Thomas Mickan are inviting for a discussion on queer, feminist, antimilitaristic politics with focus on epistemic violence and its postcolonial condition.

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When does it become violence?

Countering day-to-day violence through queer cultures of conflict

a series of events starting in November 2017 at aquarium (Südblock), Berlin-Kreuzberg

Is it possible to counter day-to-day violence through queer cultures of conflict? This series of events looks at the multiple shapes that violence takes and calls for a queer answer of how to affectively and effectively counter widespread normative, symbolic and epistemic violence.

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Secret Languages – Common/Mean Languages

Secret Languages – Common/Mean Languages is a workshop series which explores the multiple (and often silenced/hidden) experiences and strategies young people use for dealing with the language of authority and power asymmetries. Focusing on the creative uses of everyday languages among youth in crafting alliances across differences and disagreements, the project will address the potentials of conflict in mobilizing […]

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Caring for Conflict

is asking for creative practices in dealing with conflicts. Conflict zones, belligerence, the joy of irritation, quarreling techniques, utopias of disagreement: How to live conflicts? What can we learn from each other to respond in conflicts with more than silence or aggression? How do different experiences connect to new forms of quarrel?

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un_learning violence

Un_learning Violence is the name of a reading and research group interested in the psycho-social effects of political violence. We assume that in order to overcome violence, one has to understand how its histories and enabling conditions constitute subjectivities and embodiments. What does it mean to un_learn violence?

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