DAI BULLETIN | Barcelona | WEEK 8, APRIL 2018
April 20, 2018.
On Friday April 20, the DAI spaceship landed in Barcelona, the 'City of Marvels'; radiant capital of modernism and longstanding hotbed for both anarcho-syndicalism as well as Catalonian separatism. The current mayor of the city, the first woman to hold the office, is the fantastic Ada Colau, one of the founding members and spokespeople of the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH) (Platform for People Affected by Mortgages), which was set up in Barcelona in 2009 in response to the rise in evictions caused by unpaid mortgage loans and the collapse of the Spanish property market in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
If you are around, we warmly invite you to join us on Sunday, 22 April at Civic Centre Sant Agusti, Carrer del Comerç 36, where we will host the 21st edition of our Roaming Assembly: CRACKING THE MOULD , this time curated by Barcelona based curator and educator Veronica Valentini.
We not only want to thank Veronica for her intellectual commitment to our Planetary Campus and for generously sharing her network, but equally so for the invaluable, highly informed practical assistance she has offered us while we were preparing for our soft landing in the overwhelming mega-city that Barcelona also is. We extend our gratitude to our Barcelona based student Irati Irulegui as well as to the staff at MACBA.
The esteemed Roaming Assembly guests will contribute to several other Planetary Campus activities, happening on Saturday April 21 and Monday April 23.
Likewise the DAI's student body will team up with our regular tutors and the guest tutors they are recruting from their Iberian networks or otherwise. The theory seminars, face-to-face meetings, study groups, walks, performances, presentations, round tables, rituals, screenings and small excursions, interspersed with countless communal meals will all take place in Barcelona.
This month on board to contribute to the three defining modules of our program:
for How To Do Things with Theory
Tania Adam, Aimar Arriola, Binna Choi, María Íñigo Clavo, Nikos Doulos, Stine Hebert, Alex Murray-Leslie, Quim Pujol, Gabriëlle Schleijpen, Silvia Ulloa, Veronica Valentini, Mi You and students of DAI.
for the Planetary Campus
Nick Aikens, Georgia Alexandri, Jesús Arpal, Marwa Arsanios, Bassam el Baroni, Frédérique Bergholtz, Dora Garcia, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Annie Fletcher, Sara Giannini, Florian Göttke, Nuria Guell, Tina Gverović, Ricardo Liong-A-Kong, Marianna Maruyama, Ruth Noack, Rachel O'Reilly, Luke Pendrell, Alejandra Riera, Pedro G. Romero, Jorinde Seijdel, Jacq van der Spek, Leire Vergara and Tirdad Zolghadr.
for our seven COOP study groups
To read more about how these three curriculum components structure our program you can consult our syllabus. The detailed day-to-day program for the entire week (+ extensions) in Barcelona is to be found underneath.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME ASPECTS OF THIS DAI'S WEEK PROGRAM MIGHT BE PRONE TO CHANGES. PARTICIPANTS AND CONTRIBUTORS ARE ADVISED TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE AND CHECK THE DETAILS ON A DAILY BASIS.
Day to Day program DAI WEEK 8 | 20 - 26 April 2018
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Friday, 20 April, 15:00 hrs ~ to ~ Thursday, 26 April, 14:00 hrs + Three COOP Academy extensions [information at bottom of bulletin]
Program by day:
COOP Academy extensions:
Participants of Curating Positions continue in Barcelona until Friday, 27 April (1 extra night)
Participants of Opera Corruption continue in Barcelona until Saturday, 28 April (2 extra nights)
Participants of Topologies of Touch continue in Barcelona until Sunday, 29 April (3 extra nights)
Note: throughout the week DAI director Gabriëlle Schleijpen will be available for one on one, or group meetings with students as well as with tutors. Please consult her schedule.