Cette activté se déroule en anglais.
(Re)Imagining the Social - A day of talks on social imaginaries
In their Speculative Everything (2013), Dunne and Raby argue that a series of key changes in the world after the 1970s (fall of the Berlin wall, atomization of society etc) made it much harder for us today to imagine social and political alternatives. Anything that does not fit the demands of capitalism is now dismissed as fantasy or unreal. According to the two authors, our dreams have downgraded to hopes, whereas the creation of new visions seems more and more unlikely.
In the frame of her three-year-long artistic research on social imaginaries, the performance maker and researcher Danae Theodoridou invites Feiko Beckers (visual artist, NL/BE), Guy Königstein (visual artist, IL/NL) and Rudi Laermans (KU Leuven, BE) in a series of roundtable discussions on the way we imagine our social coexistence and the way art can contribute to the emergence of social imaginaries in the 21st century. Departing from specific ideas that have been influential to the maker’s research, the invited guests share their thoughts and suggestions in short statements, which are used as starting points for an open discussion with the audience. The evening closes with the presentation of Something Dreamy, a performance lecture on social imaginaries created in the frame of Theodoridou’s research.
The event is supported by La Bellone and the Flemish community