Humans and more-than-humans seek refuge because of war, terror, hunger, exploitation, climate change, or through structural forms of everyday oppression and exclusion. You find refuge in a camp, bomb shelter, safe space, in a body, state of being, state of mind. Or you refuge in a (self-chosen) family, community, movement, or collectivity.
This edition of Studium Generale considers the phenomenon of refuge not only as a concrete and physical construction in a violent or toxic reality, but also as a potential affective space or a caring body. It looks at how restrictive systems (ideologies, states, institutions, academies, machines…) flow and leak unpredictably, from which lines of flight can arise.
From there, how can we harbour and connect bodies and create refuges for affective and dissident voices?
Conference-festival and Rietveld Uncut at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam:
March 22, 23, 24, 25
Guest curators: Erika Sprey, DAAR (Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti), Feifei Zhou, Nina bell F.
Weekly Wednesday afternoons at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam
Jan. 18, 25; Feb. 8, 15, 22; Mar. 8, 15
14:00—15:30, Talks and performances curated by Simon(e) van Saarloos and hosted by Bebe Berat Bebek, Fedlev auditorium
16:00—17:00, Beamclub screenings curated and hosted by Jo-Lene Ong with Bo Wang, Fedlev auditorium
17:15 —19:00, Workshop with Yara Said
17:15 —19:00, Reading Group moderated by Jay Tan, Rietveld/Sandberg Library
Jan.13; Mar. 20, Basicyear project I & II with Taka Taka
Rietveld’s Gym, from 10am—17pm