DSP Seminar

• Thu 07 07 2022 / 7 pm •
Reclaim Your City: Book presentation


The Decolonial Studies Program (DSP) deepens the contents and topics of the exhibition Potosí Principle – Archive in an accompanying seminar. Forms of (neo-)colonial exploitation, labor disputes in art, and forms of resistance against capitalist-induced environmental destruction will be discussed. Guest lectures and readings, among others by the curators Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann as well as the artists Elvira Espejo Ayca, Stefan Mörsch and others, complement the seminar.

For almost two decades, artists and groups have come together under the label Reclaim Your City (RYC) for collectively organized exhibitions, murals, conventions, and temporary occupations. The book BITTE LEBN (Please Live) of the RYC network documents this movement but also questions the limits of artistic forms of action. Part of the publication are the Utopian Structures collected by Tobias Morawski, which can be seen in the exhibition as answers to Albrecht Dürer’s Traumgesicht.

Thu 07 07 2022 | 19:00
Academyspace, Herwarthstraße 3, 50672 Cologne
In German and English language
Participation is free of charge
Registration is not required

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