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Despite Dispossession: An Activity Book

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Book Presentation
Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften
Depot - Kunst und Diskussion, Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Vienna

The event is organized as part of a monthly program of the PhD in Practice in collaboration with Depot - Kunst und Diskussion.

Presenters: Anette Baldauf, Berhanu Ashagrie, Sílvia das Fadas, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, İpek Hamzaoğlu, Janine Jembere, and Rojda Tuğrul

As transnational extractivism, neo-fascist politics, and economies of abandonment and disposability expand around the world, can we facilitate situated practices of storytelling and worldmaking that enliven futures propelled by the forces of indignation, desire, and relationality?

The Book extends an invitation to restore and reinvent bonds of reciprocity with the land, humans, and non-humans, while envisioning transformative and shared horizons. This collaborative endeavor brings together seven site-sensitive engagements, all of which propose artistic works, as well as speculative tools and activities, to conjure worlds to come in the ruins of dispossession.

Book Design by K. in collaboration with Wolfgang Hückel & Katharina Tauer. Berlin 2021

This publication is the result of the research project DisPossession:Post-Participatory Aesthetics and the Pedagogy of Land funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), and co-funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal. It was hosted by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.