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Isabelle N'Diaye

[cancelled] Brussel, diasporic archipelagos

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[cancelled] Brussel, diasporic archipelagos
[cancelled] Brussel, diasporic archipelagos
De Kriekelaar
Sat 19.11.22

Let us imagine Brussels as an ocean full of interdependent cultural islands, connected by the same water and separated by different modes of communication, transmission and production. Sensitive cartography, eco-futuristic wanderings, visual arts, archive collections, spoken word and performances are all materials brought together to link the islands that make up the Brussels archipelago.

NECROPOLIS | IT'S EXTRA

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NECROPOLIS | IT'S EXTRA
NECROPOLIS | IT'S EXTRA
De Kriekelaar
Fri 28.10 - Sat 29.10.22

Met IT’S EXTRA nodigen we je uit wat langer te blijven en iets extra te ervaren. Kunstenaars gidsen je door het universum van hun voorstelling en kiezen hier verschillende vormen voor: na NECROPOLIS maken we tweemaal tijd voor een gesprek.

Ecopolis 2022

OPGELET: DIT EVENEMENT VINDT PLAATS IN DE ANCIENNE BELGIQUE  !!!

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Multiple (hi)stories, Multiple futures
Multiple (hi)stories, Multiple futures
Ancienne Belgique
Sat 15.10.22

Social, ecological and economic crises force us to think about a radically different way of living. "The world is not about to end; we are already living with a different world," writes philosopher Bayo Akomolafe, speaker at the eighth edition of Ecopolis where artists, thinkers and doers break open our frames. This year, Ecopolis brings stories that depict an inclusive and sustainable future for this new world.

The Wonders of Multilingualism #3

To translate or not to translate ?

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To translate or not to translate ?
To translate or not to translate ?
Kaaistudio's
Tue 11.10.22

In this third episode of ‘The wonders of multilingualism’, we discuss translation and translation politics. The languages in which something is produced, translated and communicated does not always have only artistic reasons. Often (cultural) political and economic motives also play a role. A discussion with the audience is accompanied by interventions by Rokus Hofstede (translator of a.o. Annie Ernaux), the editors of the performance magazine Etcetera, rapper-slammer-theatre-maker-actor Armin Mola.

The Wonders of Multilingualism #2

Mother tongue: what's in a name?

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Mother tongue: what's in a name?
Mother tongue: what's in a name?
Kaaistudio's
Tue 03.05.22

Mother tongue: what's in a name? The complexity of 'mother tongue' and multilingualism is the theme of the next evening in the series The Wonders of Multilingualism. Once again, the focus is on mutual discussion, fuelled by short interventions from Effi & Amir, Nisrine Mbarki and Sofie Verraest.

Black History Month

Black Feminism in Belgium

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Black Feminism in Belgium
Black Feminism in Belgium
Kaaistudio's
Tue 08.03.22

The year 2022 marks the fifth edition of Black History Month in Belgium. After four successful editions, this year’s focus will be on ‘the power of assembly.’ Building on the mapping research work of Graciela Dutrieue, Black History Month Belgium will be holding an Open Forum to discuss and reflect on the past, present and future of Black feminist thought.

presented by Kaaitheater & Passa Porta

The Wonders of Multilingualism

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The Wonders of Multilingualism
The Wonders of Multilingualism
Kaaistudio's
Tue 08.02.22

Last year Passa Porta and Kaaitheater organised an evening of discussions on 'multilingualism' with writer Sulaiman Addonia and theatre maker Ahilan Ratnamohan. For the remainder of this series, we will let the audience set the agenda. The initial question reads: What are the hot topics and opportunities around multilingualism that we should pay attention to right now? The evening will be moderated by an experienced facilitator of the Open Space conversation format, a proven method of giving all attendees the right to speak.

Marisol de la Cadena & Isabelle Stengers

How Large is a Person?

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How Large is a Person?
How Large is a Person?
Kaaistudio's
Tue 14.12.21

During this evening, we will explore how human personhood has been constructed, and how it can be decentered and made to expand into different ways of seeing and being. The rational, universal individual has violently suppressed mutable persons existing at the intersection of multiple beings, as well as collective and interspecies ways of building knowledge that persist in the sciences, though often unrecognized. Underneath the steamroller of modernity, we will discover many possibilities for a more convivial future.

Decolonial Aesthesis, the Phantom Archive and the End of the Museum

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Decolonial Aesthesis, the Phantom Archive and the End of the Museum
Decolonial Aesthesis, the Phantom Archive and the End of the Museum
Online
Wed 27.10.21

Kitchen Broadcast is an online radio broadcast curated by Joachim Ben Yakoub and Reem Shilleh. In the presence of Lara Khaldi en Rolando Vazquez this episode proposes to discuss Rolando’s new book ‘Vistas of Modernity. Decolonial Aesthesis and the End of the Contemporary.’ and Lara her recent curatorial work and reflections.

Ecopolis 2021

Dare to Care

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Dare to Care
Dare to Care
Kaaitheater
Sun 24.10.21

The global Covid crisis brought healthcare into the spotlight. But care extends beyond the strictly medical: it includes everything we do to preserve and restore the world. Can care be a new starting point, based on connectedness and generosity? Can care, as an emancipatory principle, underpin politics and economics? Ecopolis 2021 makes room for these questions, and many more, during a day of lectures, conversations, workshops, literature and performance.

Gosie Vervloessem invites

Radical Botany – tendrilesque writing

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Radical Botany – tendrilesque writing
Radical Botany – tendrilesque writing
Kaaistudio's
Tue 19.10.21

During this evening we will focus on tendrilesque writing. What happens to human speech if vines enter our flesh, roots crawl through our veins, and we turn into hybrid plant monsters? What happens if we let plants speak through us and what kind of new language, new bits of knowledge and new worlds can emerge from there? We will explore these topics while focusing on the status of women, and their relation to plants, as presented in works of fiction in which the distinction between women and plants becomes blurry.

AflamNa / Fatima Mernissi Leerstoel

A Woman's Eye

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A Woman's Eye
A Woman's Eye
Kaaistudio's
Tue 14.09.21

In the film industry gender equality is far from achieved. For this evening, three women delve into their work. With their North African and Middle Eastern film excerpts, they will discuss gender stereotyping, cultural taboos and their own experience as a director or film programmer.

Leilani Farha, Fredrik Gertten & Alice Romainville

Who owns the city? On the "financialisation" of urban housing

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Who owns the city? On the "financialisation" of urban housing
Who owns the city? On the "financialisation" of urban housing
Kaaitheater
Sat 11.09.21

Since the financial crisis in 2008, housing is no longer a basic right, but an attractive investment or financial product used by (big) capital as a safe haven. This is a familiar scenario, also in Brussels. Who does the city really belong to? In this programme, together with Leilani Farha, Fredrik Gertten and Alice Romainville, we take a deeper look at the root causes of these urban problems and processes of change.

Saskia Sassen

in conversation with Quinsy Gario

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in conversation with Quinsy Gario
in conversation with Quinsy Gario
Kaaitheater
Fri 10.09.21

We are very pleased to welcome Saskia Sassen for the keynote of Sous les pavés, het strand. Sassen is a Dutch-American sociologist and economist, known for her research on globalisation and international migration, and for coining the term 'global city'. Quinsy Gario – a performance poet and artist from Curaçao and St. Maarten – will lead the discussion.

Permanent Summer School

Building Beyond

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Building Beyond
Building Beyond
Kaaistudio's
Thu 09.09 - Sat 11.09.21

Departing from the emergence of collective infrastructures in Europe, Permanent takes stock of different voices, experiences and practices of sharing and commoning within changing urban settings with the summer school Building Beyond. And all this as part of the new city festival Sous les pavés, het strand.

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