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Tuesday February 20, 2023 ~ DON'T STOP TALKING ABOUT GAZA, ABOUT THE GENOCIDE HAPPENING UNDER OUR EYES ~ CEASEFIRE NOW. Enduring peace is only achievable by a political agreement which ends OCCUPATION and APARTHEID. Break the endless cycles of violence. Violence to which Europe has been shamefully complicit in so many ways and for so long ~ October 7, 2023 aftermath: DAI offers an evolving feed, or call it a social media frenzy-filter. Dear members of the extended DAI community are sharing links with us ~ new articles are integrated with older ones, on a near daily base: topic wise.
Usufructuaries of earth ~ convened by BAK in Utrecht, with artist (and longstanding DAI tutor Curating Positions) Marwa Arsanios ~ a project that inquires into the practice of ethically sharing the earth’s usufruct ( “use of the fruits”). Unfolding in three eponymous chapters, it consists of an exhibition with artworks by Arsanios; a publication on BAK’s online publishing forum Prospections, which functions as a public research and learning curriculum brought to life together with a federation of reading groups in Rotterdam, London, and Berlin; and a convention with artists, as well as other thinkers and social actors, gathering to share and learn on usufruct as a way of undoing property from the regimes of privatization that perpetually usurp the earth’s resources for the interests of a select few. Apart from Marwa, there are contributions by Veronica Gago, Lucí Cavallero, Brenna Bhandar, MADEYOULOOK, Yvonne Phyllis, Grupo Semillas, Lama Khatib, Joud Al-Tamimi, Grace Lostia, Massimiliano (Mao) Mollona, Philip Rizk, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Shela Sheikh, Wietske Maas, Samanta Arango Orozco, Aya Bseiso and, last but not least our amazing Philippa Driest (DAI, 2021).
17 February, 2024 ~ If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution warmly invites you to join Framer Framed for a programme of events marking the launch of Stories of Wounds and Wonder, an experimental children’s book by art researcher, writer and pedagogue Nuraini Juliastuti (guest tutor at DAI, 2022-2023 ). The publication presentation will be turned into a radio play performed live by Mercedes Azpilicueta (DAI, 2013), Astrit Ismaili, Nuraini Juliastuti, and Ratu R. Saraswati. The play is followed by a conversation between Juliastuti and architect, artist, and cultural producer Yazan Khalili, and will touch upon the main themes of the book and their intersection with Khalili’s expansive practice, including anti-colonial knowledge production and community-based infrastructures, intergenerational publishing, drawing as research, and cross-species solidarity. And the afternoon will be hosted by If I Can’t Dance programme curator Sara Giannini and artist Reza Afisina, (both former DAI guest tutors) with music selection and groovy intermissions by Cempaka. Imagined as a script for intergenerational transmission, the publication emerges from an inquiry into storytelling as a form of archival technology within the preservation and transmission practices of what Nuraini calls the ‘commons museum’.