Gigi Argyropoulou and Kostas Tzimoulis (DAI, 2011) co-curated INSTITUTING, a truly amazing collection of lectures, discussions, exhibition, workshops and screenings that asks what processes of self-organizing and collective making could look like in the current landscape? In what ways might they affect public processes of social improvisation? How might such forms of “instituting” give rise to other forms of institutions? Inviting theoretical as well as practical approaches, this edition of the New Alphabet School studies “instituting” as an incomplete, fugitive and thus continuous process that constantly seeks out ways to interact with evolving strictures of the here and now.

In their book Now (2017) the Invisible Committee argues that “in reality what we need are not institutions but forms… Everything that lives is only forms and interactions of forms”. How to begin to study this process, this evolving mutation and redefinition of forms as social improvisation, inseparable from emergent imaginings and imaginaries of a livable life?

24 – 26 June 2021

In cooperation with HKW, Goethe-Institut Athens and the Minor Universality Project by Saarland University



Preliminary Programme

Thursday 24 June 2021

7pm Opening @ Goethe-Institut Athen (Omirou 14-16)
7.30pm Lecture by ruangrupa
8.15pm Lecture by  Fred Moten and Stefano Harney

9.00pm Discussion

 

Friday 25 June 2021 

11am–2pm  Feminist Instituting for Ecological Futures
With Berit Fischer
Online Workshop with registration only
10am–1pm To Listen Is to Preserve, the Transmission Yet to Come with SAVVY Contemporary (Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Sagal Farah, Kelly Krugman)
Workshop with registration only
Eight (Polytechneiou 8), Athens

3:30–7pm Practices of Attunement
With Simon Fleury, Moritz Gansen, Sam Nightingale, Gala Rexer, Chara Stergiou, Aslı Uludağ
Online workshop, with registration

7.00-11.00 Public Program @ EIGHT (Polytechniou 8)
-Opening of the group exhibition and performative interventions: Systems, Organisms, Symbiosis

Arbit City Group, Nikos Arvanitis, Brackets, Forensic Architecture, Eva Giannakopoulou, Zoe Hatziyannaki, Andreas Ragnar Kassapis, Yorgia Karydi, Theodora Malamou, Angela Melitopoulos & Angela Anderson, Foteini Palpana, Leda Papakonstantinou, Kostas Roussakis, Myrto Stampoulou, Katerina Stefanidaki & Zafos Xagoraris, Eleni Tzirtzilaki, VASKOS (Vassilis Noulas & Kostas Tzimoulis), Paky Vlassopoulou, Kostis Velonis, Mary Zygouri

-Launch of the fanzines “Urban Ecologies”, “Alegal Fields”, “Entangled Resistances” and informal discussions
Fanzines with contributions by: Nikos Anastassopoulos, Dimitra Andritsou, Balkan Can Kino, Julia Chrissostalis, Eirini Efstathiou, Sofia Dona, Christos Giovannopoulos, Iris Lykourioti, Mariela Nestora, Murto Stampoulou, Constantina Theodorou, Steriani Tsintziloni, Hypatia Vourloumis, Christos Vrettos.

 

Saturday 26 June 2021

10am–1.30pm  Institutional Hacks for Reclaiming Urban Space
With Constantina Theodorou in collaboration with CoHab Athens and Guest: Dimitra Siatitsa
Workshop in Athens, with registration

3–6pm Sex Workers Creating Institutions to End Institutionalized Violence
With Associação das Prostitutas de Minas Gerais (APROSMIG) and melke
Workshop online & in Athens, with registration
In Portuguese with English translation

8pm Discussion @ Tainiothiki (M. Alexandrou 136)
Instituting Otherwise
Gigi Argyropoulou, Filipa César, Bernd Scherer, Adania Shibli, Savvy Contemporary(Sagal Farah, Kelly Krugman, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock)


9.30pm Film screening @ Greek Film Archive (M. Alexandrou 136)
Scola Di Tarafe
D: Filipa César and Sónia Vaz Borges, Guinea Bissau 2020, 30 min, Kreol with English subtitles
With an introduction by Jonas Tinius

Detailed program:
https://8athens.wordpress.com/schedule/
Detailed info for the workshops:
https://8athens.wordpress.com/workshops/

About: Kostas Tzimoulis