The Night School is free and open to all, but Night School’s places are limited.
Places for the entire course have already been filled. Thank you for your enthusiastic response and interest! There are designated places available for individual sessions.
If you would like to attend a single session, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration for individual events are possible until 12:00, the day before the event. Places are first come first serve.
Opening of Night School
Session: Night School opens its doors for the first time, and starts right off the bat with bringing plenty of critical thinking, knowledge from the margins, and infectious ideas into the mix.
with Jota Mombaça, Pêdra Costa, and the Night School Team
Session: The artist, filmmaker, and activist Marika Schmiedt continues fight against the persecution and marginalization of Roma and Sinti in Austria and Europe. In Night School we will learn about how she intervenes with a racist discourses and representation, and her reaction to the consolidation of the right.
Teacher: Marika Schmiedt
Session: The Augustin is an important voice in the framework of Night School, as a self-defined “platform of the marginalized” that aspires to formulate and practice radical criticism from its position in multiple ways. How can we react to the devaluation of talents, abilities, and most of all, knowledge? This will be one of the main questions of this course.
Session: The evening starts with a historical overview and hard look at the present and how this lays the groundwork for discussions of counter-narratives and agency when faced with a neoliberal world that threatens to become increasingly fascist. This is followed by a discussion of possible strategies of resistance.
Session: The discourse departs from the observation that “the dominant cultural/social groups enforce their supremacy (hegemony) not only by repressive state apparatuses, but in particular by establishing consensus … (Encarnación Gutierrez).” How we can intervene in this, is open for debate.
Teacher: maiz, Tania Araujo
Session: This session will be from a refugee’s perspective on questions like: how do we organize whose education is notoriously disputed, denied? Or, who are those who– as soon as they have papers – forced into education (there is a right not to learn!)? How do they intervene in the public discourse, how do they interfere with the hegemonic production of knowledge?
Teachers: We Are Here Academy (Amsterdam)
Session: In his session cultural worker, DJ, and educator Rangoato Hlasane incites, within his own pedagogic and musical style (in his own format of Sonic Talks), the class to think about what decolonization of knowledge and education can mean.
Teacher: Rangoato Hlasane
Session: In her session Michelle Mattiuzzi and the Schwarzer Performance aim to shoot “projectiles of decolonization”. The author and performer proposes a “guerilla of knowledge to revive submerged memories, ancient knowledge and to create dissent in bodies, marked by colonialism.” And all that, if the weather is willing, in an imperial baroque garden…
Teacher: Michelle Mattiuzzi
Session: The course shows the intersections between between Hip Hop, Migration, and Gangsta Rap, visible. We will discuss questions on racism, expressed not only with words, but with gestures and looks, and formulate a clear anti-racist position. We will use languages in the plural to consider language as a tool of power, and to discuss the imperative of integration.
Teacher: EsRAP, Betül Seyma Küpeli with Guests: Njideka, and Kutlu Yurtseven (MICROPHONE MAFIA) from Cologne
Session: “Since I was a girl, I had the paternalization of Indios in my ear. The prejudice that the Indio cannot think, that he is a violent animal” says the indigenous activist Sonîa Guajajara. In her session, she takes apart the meaning of colonial violence and outlines the resistance against, while proposing that from indigenous thinking, alternatives can emerge.
Teachers: Sonîa Guajajara
Session: The concept of epistemic violence is a central point for a discussion on Critical Education, which has as its goals the decolonization of mind and the achievement of cognitive justice. But how, one can ask, might epistemic change be reached? Who are the players? Which strategies can be formulated?
Teacher: María do Mar Varela und Nikita Dhawan
Session: The discussion focuses on the perspectives of media, the different political and social discourses on Muslims, how minoritarian struggles can be critically enunciated and formed, and how social theory and practice can correspond.
Teacher: Zülfukar Çetin
“Bypass and Splendour”, an Open Night School Session with Neferti X.M. Tadiar in collaboration with UrbanNomadMixes. Moderated by Camilo Antonio
“Criticizing Capitalism and Colonialism: Materialist Feminist Perspectives”
a Night School Session with Silvia Federici in collaboration with Frauenhetz. Moderated by Birge Krondorfer
In German and English
Open Class Performeum: In her lecture Feminism and the Politics of the Commons, Silvia Federici talks of the policy of the Commons, which attacks the exhortational capitalist logic. Silvia Federici, whose radical criticism of the alliance of patriarchy, capitalism, colonialism and violence, makes it clear that without a feminist revolution there is no revolution. (Open Lecture, Performeum at the Akademie des Verlernens, Wiener Festwochen)
Teacher: Silvia Federici