COMMONINGS w Silvia Federici, Peter Linebaugh moderated by Alessanra Pomarico
Sptember 14, 6PM
at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
The New Alphabet School #Commonings | day 1
Enclosures, Development and the Many-Headed Hydra
Feminist and Indigenous Resistance in Defense of Life, Territories and the Commons
Conversation in the Assembly, Hirschfeld Bar
With Peter Linebaugh, Silvia Federici, Vandria Garcia Borari, Paulo Borari and melke~ta’wa, moderated by Alessandra Pomarico
Peter Linebaugh and Silvia Federici will discuss how historically as well as in contemporary times the Commons are under attack by the State, Capital and Empire, and how feminism, Indigenous resurgence and the politics of the commons come to support regenerative ways of living, alternative to capitalism, violence and dispossession.
In addition, Vandria Borari and Paulo Borari together with melke~ta’wa will bring their experiences of how extractivism, land grabbing and sexual exploitation affects the lives and their territories in Brazil, and how their resistance is organized.
more about the #COMMONINGS session of the NEW ALPHABET SCHOOL:
What could a school look like that seeks to make both learning and unlearning a common interrelated practice? How can a space be built around care, refuge, implication and vulnerability, negotiating positions and responsibilities?
How can (un)learners in this space challenge privileges and habits of hierarchy, as well as authorship, productivity and competition? And how could such a school take place inside an institution and carve space for informal, convivial, horizontal modes of participation within it, allowing for gaps, mistakes and things left open. In the twelve editions of the New Alphabet School, the roles of curators and audience blurred. Thinking of knowledge as commons, they were constantly reverted in order to co-create shared space for networked knowledge. By convening again, the participants will explore together what these practices might institute and how they might form an ephemeral school of commoning.
Facilitated by Olga Schubert, Gigi Argyropoulou, Alessandra Pomarico, Mahmoud Al-Shaer and Rahul Gudipudi