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Conviviality in Practice | 2-day workshop and research in situ

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Fine Arts
Location Description
Ritchie Studio, Michaelis School of Fine Arts, Universität von Kapstadt
Research exchange: Cape Town (South Africa). Erasmus + and FWF-PEEK AR 679
The aim of this project is to engage in processes of co-establishment with artists in order to establish and share what will be called “convivial epistemologies.” In order to attain convivial practices of living together it is necessary to find a new common epistemological ground.

The question of conviviality as potentiality will be researched in connection to relevant predicaments in South Africa, Australia, Israel and Austria.

With local and international artists and research partners, this project seeks to co-develop a new definition and practice of conviviality as affirmative action of doing in the form of changing. The research travel will result in reciprocal exchange with prof. Nomusa Makhubu coming at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in June 2024.

Day 1: Tuesday, October 10th

10:00 – Introduction by Nomusa Makhubu

10:15 – Participatory WORKSHOP focusing on breath+voice+sound+body (Sisonke Papu)

11:15 – lntroduction  of Conviviality as Potentiality (CaP) by research team, Marina Gržinić and Jovita Pristovšek

12:15 14:00 BREAK

14:00 – Panel Discussion: Practicing Conviviality
Discustants: Jordan Pieters, Nkone Chaka, Thania Petersen, Sisonke Papu, facilitated by Kim Reynollds
Panel reflects on challenges and possibilities of conviviality

15:00 – Inputs from Vienna research team, On Theory and Practice, conviviality and short films.
Screening materials from conviviality in practice.

Day 2: Wednesday, October 11th

Session I: 10:00 – 12:00

10:00 – Discussion, reflections, feedback and analysis of previous day's screenings: A conclusive discussion on the questions which the Conviviality as Potentiality team have formulated. 

11:00 – Panel Discussion: On Conviviality and What is Just 
Discussants: Goitsione Mokou, Hannah Mutanda Kadima Kaniki, Darion Adams Facilitated by Mpho Ndaba Discussants reflect on their own work and the question ofjustice in relation to conviviality 

12:15 – 14:00 BREAK 

Session Il: 14:00 – 16:00 Interactive closing participatory workshop II by Sisonke Papu 

19:00 – 20:30 Film Screening
Insurgent Flows. Trans*Decolonial and Black Marxist Futures. Experimental-documentary video film: 90min Authors: Marina Grzinic and Tjasa Kancler