COMMONINGS w Chto Delat at HKW
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
The New Alphabet School #Commonings | day 1
Learning with and from Zapatismo
Conversation in the Assembly, Hirschfeld Bar
With Alessandra Pomarico, in collaboration with Dmitry Vilensky, Tsaplya Olga Egorova (Chto Delat), Chiara Figone and Paz Guevara
A conversation will be held around the book When the Roots Start Moving: Resonating with Zapatismo with its editor Alessandra Pomarico alongside contributors Dmitry Vilensky and Tslapya Olga Egorova (Chto Delat), publisher Chiara Figone (Archive Books) and Paz Guevara.
When the Roots Start Moving is a collection of conversations in three movements, investigating predicaments of rootedness and rootlessness and notions of belonging and of displacement across different geographical and epistemological coordinates. In the first movement —To Navigate Backwords, Resonating with Zapatismo—the insurgent movement of Indigenous peoples from Chiapas emerges as a form of belonging, a home (or a homecoming) for their hopes and political imaginaries. The Zapatistas continue to inspire those who are looking for emancipatory tools through art, language, radical pedagogy and conviviality, as a practice of commoning and collectively reimagining an ‘otherwise’.