The New Alphabet


Is it possible to imagine an overabundance of multifarious fields of languages, knowledge production, and learning practices beyond one universal matrix? Can common reference points and collective action be enabled without monopolistic force? How can knowledge be both situated and globally relevant?

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Pan-Africanism, Communism, Antifascism: A Radical Provocation

With Charisse Burden-Stelly, Doreen Mende, Charlotte Misselwitz and Zoé Samudzi, moderated by Avery F. Gordon English original version Conversation, Oct 29, 2022

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The Missed Seminar

After Eslanda Robeson. In Conversation with Steve McQueen’s “End Credits” Exhibition Oct 28–Dec 30, 2022

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Chapter 1: In Space No One Can Hear You Scream | Cosmic Awakening

The slogan used to advertise Ridley Scott’s science fiction film “Alien” is nothing more than a statement of fact: In space, no one can hear you scream. But isn’t the idea of sound everywhere in space, which is permeated to the last corner by cosmic background radiation, like an echo of the Big Bang? With quotes from works by Isaac Asimov, Jimmy Carter, Samuel R. Delany, Donna Haraway, N.K. Jemisin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Stanisław Lem, Sun Ra, Arkadi and Boris Strugazki.

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(Burial of an Undead World) Exhibition, Oct 23–Dec 30, 2022

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Planetary Compositions Part 4. Artistic documentation of Where is the Planetary?

Mohammad Al Attar, Margarida Mendes, Rebecca Snedeker, Nikiwe Solomon Moderated by Mark Williams English original version Discussions, Oct 16, 2022

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What planetary damage can be repaired? Artistic documentation of Where is the Planetary?

Koki Tanaka, Lisa Baraitser with Mohammad Al Attar, Orit Halpern, Valentina Karga, Margarida Mendes, Nishant Shah, Simon Turner English original version Practice and conversations, Oct 15, 2022

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Where is the Planetary?

A Gathering | In Collaboration with Koki Tanaka Practices and Conversations, Oct 14–16, 2022

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Bad Words #6

»I am inviting you to not sleep tonight.« After the first season took Ilse Aichinger’s titular essay »Bad Words« and its resistant poetics as its point of departure, Etel Adnan’s »Night« takes us into the darkness.

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#Commonings: Becoming Research

With Irit Rogoff, Gigi Argyropoulou and Rahul Gudipudi, moderated by Olga Schubert English original version Conversation in the Assembly, Sep 15, 2022

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#Commonings: "The route is often associative": on the smell of a good school

With Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Avery F. Gordon, moderated by Gigi Argyropoulou English original version Conversation in the Assembly, Sep 15, 2022

Gallery – 25 pictures

New Alphabet School #Commonings

Lectures, performances, installations, workshops, Sep 14-18, 2022

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#Commonings: Enclosures, Development and the Many-Headed Hydra | Feminist and Indigenous Resistance in Defense of Life, Territories and the Commons

With Peter Linebaugh, Silvia Federici, Vandria Garcia Borari, Paulo Borari and melke~ta’wa, moderated by Alessandra Pomarico English original version Conversation in the Assembly, Sep 14, 2022

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Desire Lines

Queer Love Across Island Imaginaries Discourse, performance, dancehall party Aug 19–20, 2022

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Shaping Dance Floors, Locally | On Music

With Sedef Adasi, Gîn Bali, Ramin Büttner, Maurice Neugebauer, Ulrike Schell English original version Podcast, August 2022

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Episode 16: Rajkamal Kahlon | The White West: Whose Universal?

Rajkamal Kahlon in conversation with Ana Teixeira Pinto English original version Podcast, August 2022

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The Pornographic Imaginary | No Master Territories

Marc Siegel with Angelika Levi and Claudia Schillinger Original version Podcast, July 2022