Juni 2021
Athens, Greece in cooperation with Eight/Το Οχτώ and Goethe-Institut

What could processes of instituting or institution-building look like in the current landscape where public forms of life are inseparable from processes of social improvisation? Focusing on different models of instituting we try to rethink and study instituting as a process that remains incomplete, fugitive, and thus continuous as it constantly seeks to find ways to interact with specific and evolving structures of a here and now. In their book Now, from 2017, the Invisible Committee argues that “in reality what we need are not institutions but forms.… Everything that lives is only forms and interactions of forms”. How may we begin to study this process, this evolving mutation and redefinition of forms as social improvisation, inseparable from emergent imaginings/imaginaries of a livable life?

Black (ante)heroism
Stefano Harney & Fred Moten

In 2018 Stefano Harney & Fred Moten’s friend Dr. Romi Crawford of the Art Institute of Chicago invited them to contribute to a consideration of the Chicago’s famous mural, the Wall of Respect. Dr. Crawford had already been working on keeping the memory of the Wall of Respect alive, and doing so by applying a kind of community-rooted analysis that is in keeping with the spirit of the collective of artists – the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC) – who initiated the mural. More about the history of the mural can be found here. Moten and Harney take the mural as a point of departure to reflect on black (ante)heroism. read more

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