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Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining and un/Learning Vocabularies

Project leader at the Academy:
Marina Gržinić (IBK)

Project leader (Kulturen in Bewegung):
Marissa Lôbo

Cooperation partners:
Kulturen in Bewegung (Austria),
Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art (Poland),
Inna Przestrzeń [Other Space] Foundation (Poland),
Center for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR) with Africa Museum (Belgium)

Subpartners of Kulturen in Bewegung:
Afro Rainbow Austria [ARA],
Queer Base,
Silent University Graz,
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (students of the Studio for Post-conceptual Art Practices [PCAP] at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Affiliated partner through the PCAP is PEEK project AR 679.)

Start date:

Funded by:
European Union, EACEA | Creative Europe (400616854)


European Union, DG EACEA | Creative Europe
led by Marina Gržinić, Institute for Fine Arts
Duration: 1.9.2020 – 31.8.2022

"Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies" aims to engage with vocabularies, languages and narratives of resistance to create new forms of expression against an epistemic violence of growing magnitude that is embedded in our vocabularies.

The project is constructed as a collaborative and multidisciplinary platform that brings together institutions, artists, grassroots organizations and researchers for a multivalent dialog between different life practices, histories and voices to confront cultural and social marginalization. We will address the forms of communication and practices of European cultural institutions through processes of questioning vocabularies, hegemonic narratives and centric knowledge. The project will create a map of experience sharing as well as a charter and podcasts for future vocabularies, inspired by countercultural activities directed against xenophobia, heteronormativity and racism.