‘We share a physical sense of theatricality’

A conversation with Dareen Abbas & Rimah Jabr

‘We share a physical sense of theatricality’
‘We share a physical sense of theatricality’

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Rimah Jabr currently lives in Toronto and works as a theatre maker. She is also in her first year as a PhD student in theatre and performance studies at York University. Dareen Abbas is currently a visual artist who lives and works in Brussels. Together they are creating Broken Shapes, which will première at the Kaaistudios in March.

VIDEO: Rosi Braidotti - on Posthumanism

VIDEO: Rosi Braidotti - on Posthumanism
VIDEO: Rosi Braidotti - on Posthumanism

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Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Rosi Braidotti is a philosopher and feminist theorist.

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Politique du sensible, imagination & art d’élite

Thibault Scohier réfléchit sur Wowmen!20

Politique du sensible, imagination & art d’élite
Politique du sensible, imagination & art d’élite

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La première semaine de mars – qui précède la Journée internationale des femmes – s’est tenue la quatrième édition de WoWmen! à Bruxelles. Ce programme alliant performances, conférences, débats, films et ateliers porte un regard critique sur l’état du genre, de l’art et de la société. Passa Porta et le Kaaitheater ont invité deux jeunes auteurs belges, la néerlandophone Aya Sabi et le francophone Thibault Scohier, à assister à WoWmen! et à réagir à cette expérience en écrivant un nouveau texte. Découvrez ci-dessous la contribution d’Thibault Scohier.

Kaaitheater in times of corona

Kaaitheater in times of corona
Kaaitheater in times of corona

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We live in surrealistic times. A virus has brought our society to a complete stop: every planned event has been summarily cancelled. That includes all the productions at Kaaitheater and the Kaaistudios until 3 May.

waar gips niet raakt

Aya Sabi reflecteert over WoWmen!20

waar gips niet raakt
waar gips niet raakt

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In de eerste week van maart – de week voor Internationale Vrouwendag – streek de vierde editie van WoWmen! neer in Brussel. Dit programma van performances, lezingen, debatten, films en workshops kijkt met een kritische bril naar de staat van gender, kunst en samenleving. Passa Porta en Kaaitheater vroegen twee jonge Belgische auteurs, de Nederlandstalige Aya Sabi en de Franstalige Thibault Scohier, om WoWmen! bij te wonen en over die ervaring te reflecteren in een nieuwe tekst. Hieronder lees je de bijdrage van Aya Sabi.

VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door

Complaint as Diversity Work

VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door
VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door

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This talk draws on interviews conducted with staff and students who have made complaints within universities that relate to unfair, unjust or unequal working conditions and to abuses of power such as sexual and racial harassment. It approaches complaint as a form of diversity work: the ordinary and often painstaking labour of trying to transform institutions so they are more accommodating. Sara Ahmed explores the significance of how complaints happen “behind closed doors,” and shows how doors are often closed even when they appear to be opened.  

VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

PRESENTED BY KAAITHEATER, THE FINNISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE, DEBUREN & VUB/RHEA

VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone
VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

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To close WoWmen! and on International Women’s Day, the Finnish-Nigerian author Minna Salami will deliver a lecture about her work, followed by a conversation. She is the founder of MsAfropolitan, an internationally celebrated blog in which she combines feminism with critical reflections on contemporary culture from an African perspective. The evening’s reference point is Salami’s first book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone, which will be published a week after the festival.

VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota

with Karen Celis and Sarah Childs

VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota
VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota

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Gender quota have been introduced in politics in many European countries. But are quota sufficient to create gender equality? The political agenda, communication and staff are not aligned with a broad swathe of women and their ideological and intersectional diversity. This leads to a lack of trust and legitimacy, and unstable relationships between groups of women and their political institutions and politicians. In times of crisis, the informal social relationships of white men continue to have the upper hand.