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every thursday

unsettling reading-group

Time: from 17:00 to 19:00

For more information or to join the unsettling reading group mailing list, please email: unsettling@rietveldacademie.nl

FACEBOOK EVENT

    From the start of the second semester, the unsettling reading group will meet every week to work more intensively through a collectively assembled constellation of questions, topics and texts. The idea of "reading" here is approached very broadly and the formats for the group's meetings can include walks, talks, screenings, cooking and more. Group members are encouraged to propose ideas and to lead sessions, while guest moderators will also visit occasionally to introduce other voices and perspectives. 

the second thursday of the month at lunch time

unsettling hangry hour

Time: from 13:00 to 14:00

FACEBOOK EVENT

    This is the space and time to vent! Created in response to important conversations with students and staff, the unsettling hangry hour invites you to bring your lunch and share concerns around issues of inclusivity or access in need of addressing. Hangry hours are conducted in a spirit of confidentiality and critical optimism in the sense that what is shared is kept anonymous unless otherwise agreed, and active steps are identified in response to what is shared.
    The unsettling hangry hour will take place at lunch time on the second Thursday of every month at the unsettling station in the Rietveld Library. And if you have any further questions, or would like to share a concern or experience in a less in-person way, please email: unsettling@rietveldacademie.nl
 

let’s set a date!

unsettling drop-in

To make a date with the unsettling team, please email: unsettling@rietveldacademie.nl

    The unsettling team is excited to continue visiting each department of Rietveld and Sandberg to share more about the unsettling program and to hear from students and staff about their experiences, ideas, frustrations and desires for the future of their departments. Interesting questions to address could be:
- Who are “we” as a department?
- How can we create a safe space to work and think together?
- What perspectives, content and input are missing from our learning context?
- How can we support each other better in collaborative projects and collective processes? 

 

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events :

on 27.11. 2019

Unsettling Dj-ing

 with DJ Lynnee Denise


Time: from 17h

Critical Studies Theory Room , 1st Floor, FEDLEV Building, Sandberg Instituut


DJ Lynnée Denise coined the term ‘DJ Scholarship’ in 2013 to explain DJ culture as a mixed-mode research practice – subversive in its ability to shape and define social experiences and shifting the public perception of the DJ as a purveyor of party music to an image of the DJ as an archivist who assesses, organizes and provides access to music with critical value. In this talk, Lynnée Denise will discuss the most influential authors and books that shapes her practice and talk about what it means to be a DJ-scholar.

Sign up at unsettling@rietveldacademie.nl


DJ Lynnée Denise is an artist, scholar and writer whose work reflects on underground cultural movements, the 1980s, migration studies, theories of escape and electronic music of the African Diaspora. Through interactive workshops, lectures and presentations, Lynnée Denise harnesses music as a medium for vital public dialogue on how to transform the way that music of the Black Atlantic is understood in its social context and beyond entertainment. Lynnée Denise’s DJ Scholarship has been featured at institutions such as the Broad Museum, the Tate Modern, Savvy Contemporary Gallery Berlin, Goldsmiths, University of London, Iziko South African Museum, Stanford, Yale, NYU and Princeton University. Her writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Black Scholar Journal, The Journal of Popular Music Studies and as part of anthologies including Women Who Rock and Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity. Lynnée Denise has a BA from historically Black Fisk University, an MA in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from the University of California Riverside. Lynnée Denise is a Visiting Artist at Stanford University’s Institute of Diversity in the Arts.


on 20.11. 2019

Unsettling Activism

 with Camille Barton


Time: from 10:30 - 16h

Theory Room 1, 4th floor, BC Building, Sandberg Instituut


(Embodied Activism is an introduction to a body based, or somatic social justice, approach to activism and social change. In the Western context, most activism is quite disembodied and concerned with disseminating information. In contrast, many movement based practices do not engage with politics. In our current times, there is a vital need to merge these areas and bring our bodies into activism, in order to create sustainable and holistic approaches to social change. Our bodies are politicised and unless we engage with the ways that systems of domination and oppression affect our bodies, and are reproduced through them, we cannot take agency in creating new cultures based on collective liberation.

In this day long workshop, participants will explore their relationship to power and privilege, embodiment and social change. The workshop is interactive, comprised of a variety of group exercises, active listening sessions and body based practices. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of embodied activism, how it relates to their lived experience and how to apply it in their work.

* Participants should wear comfortable clothes they can move in, bring a water bottle and notebook.

Sign up now at unsettling@rietveldacademie.nl

Camille Barton is an artist, researcher and the director of the Collective Liberation Project (CLP). CLP designs educational experiences to help people understand oppression, and how it relates to their lived experience, so they can stop behaving in ways that reproduce oppression, such as racism and sexism. This work is inspired by Camille’s ongoing research into somatics and social justice: exploring how trauma from oppression is rooted in the body and how it can be healed with movement and mindfulness



on 13-14.11. 2019

Unsettling Rituals

 with CA Conrad


Time: from 10 - 16h

Theory Room 1, 4th floor, BC Building, Sandberg Instituut


(Soma)tic Poetry Rituals

For two days we will build rituals together for writing, and discuss how the use of this practice can keep our artistic tools sharpened to witness the creative viability of the world around us.

Please see this link: http://bit.ly/2nOKbyA




CAConrad has successfully used (Soma)tic poetry rituals to overcome depression after the murder of their boyfriend Earth (aka Mark Holmes). CA has also created writing rituals using the night sky to design homemade star constellations, another ritual to experience what the impact of hearing the word “drone” has on the human body, and many others from talking with trees, ghosts, translating Shakespeare’s sonnets with crystals, and coping with the destroyed wilderness of our planet.




CAConrad is a 2019 Creative Capital Fellow, and the author of 9 books of poetry and essays.  While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books), received the 2018 Lambda Award.  A recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, they also received The Believer Magazine Book Award and The Gil Ott Book Award. Their work has been translated into Spanish, Greek, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Danish and German.  They teach regularly at Columbia University in NYC, and Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam and their poetry can be found online at http://bit.ly/88CAConrad


Sign up at unsettling@rietveldacademie.nl.


on 13.11. 2019

Unsettling Public Lecture

 with CA Conrad




17:00

Large Project Space Room, FedLev101, Sandberg Instituut.

Nevelson: MOON to MOON a 27 Cycle of Living Magic

CAConrad will give a lecture about the (Soma)tic Poetry Ritual involving the sculpture of Louise Nevelson which was commissioned by the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen. Images of the sculptures as well as the crystals used in the ritual as well as some of the resulting poems will be part of the event.




"I claimed my life long ago. I saw from the very beginning how one exploits another in the world, and saw the most important thing was to claim my life totally."

--Louise Nevelson




CAConrad is a 2019 Creative Capital Fellow, and the author of 9 books of poetry and essays.  While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books), received the 2018 Lambda Award.  A recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, they also received The Believer Magazine Book Award and The Gil Ott Book Award. Their work has been translated into Spanish, Greek, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Danish and German.  They teach regularly at Columbia University in NYC, and Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam and their poetry can be found online at http://bit.ly/88CAConrad


RSVP at unsettling@rietveldacademie.nl.


on 7- 8.11. 2019

unsettling deprogramming pt.2

 with Cibelle Bastos

Time: from 11:30 - 16:30
Small Project Space Room
FEDLEV 124

We are pleased to welcome again Brazilian-born, Berlin-based multimedia artist Cibelle Cavalli Bastos who leads a two-day workshop "Ævtar/Deprogram: scanning for malware / “a”, not “I” #debinarize" which takes a metaphorical approach to looking at ideas of human perception and understandings of the Self. Applying this idea specifically to computational systems–of accessing inner technologies and kick-starting a deprogramming process–the event will look at inner movements and their external manifestations in people, through parallels with malware and trigger mechanisms, as well as language as an OS, and “intrapolitical” concepts. “a”, not ...

As workshop capacity is limited, please email confirmation of your attendance by 6 November to unsettling@rietveldacademie.nl.
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Mx. Cibelle Cavalli Bastos. Non-binary, They/Them pronouns. Artist, independent researcher and activist. Lives and works between Berlin, São Paulo and London. Graduated in 2015 from Royal College of Art, London. Released four music albums worldwide and has performed and presented work in Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid-SP), Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin-DE), ICA (London-UK), MASP (São Paulo-BR), Carnegie Hall (NY-USA), LCCA (Riga-LV), CAC Wifredo Lam (Havana-Cuba), 6th Moscow Biennale (Moscow-RU), and collaborations in the 28th /31st São Paulo Biennial (SP-Brazil), among others. Cibelle Cavalli Bastos has a conceptual, expanded field and interdisciplinary practice that includes writing, performance, sound, video, painting, sculpture, and installation. Currently operating daily through Instagram stories and IGTV under @aevtarperform with the project Aevtar/ Deprogram. Concerned with the challenges in perception posed by technological advance-ments, the constant repetition of violent behavioural patterns, and its consequences in identity formation and politics. Cavalli Bastos works with pattern recognition, linguistics, psychology and cognition in search for the core structures that uphold violence, oppressive systems, and disable empathy. Through art/life practice as research, method and output, strategies are put in place to locate and tackle these issues. Striving for subjective consistency, rather than formal consistency, all works occur on the intersection of purpose, occasion, and site specificity, through the development speculative fictions and scientific /psychologic experimentations expressed in immersive installations, performances of alter-identities, digital activism, lectures, workshops, musical and text based work, as well as individual formally resolute pieces. For more information on Cibelle's practice see: cibelle.tumblr.com; and follow @aevtarperform; @selfprojectspace; @innerbotanicals.


unsettling Consultant
Judith Leysner

unsettling Coordinator
Tracian Meikle

unsettling Graphic Design
Manon Bachelier
For any in-person questions, suggestions, conversations, please visit the unsettling station!
On Thursdays from 10.00AM to 17.00PM at the Rietveld Bibliotheek, FedLev building!


@. unsettling@rietveldacademie.nl
☎. + 31 20 588 2406
w. www.rietveldacademie.nl
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unsettling visiting address: 
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