PLURIVERSE project in PACA


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In search of the Pluriverse at PACA
16 – 23 Sept. 2022

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Lately, as makers and as human beings, we have been feeling deep discomfort with the way we – as Western capitalist society – live with each other and with other-than-humans on this planet. Patriarchal thinking and doing, greed, waste, inequality. To secure a future for all living entities on this planet, we feel that a radical shift is needed. But how?
Sophie Krier and Erik Wong have adopted a perspective allied to the ideas put forward by Arturo Escobar in his book “Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy (autonomy and communality can go hand in hand) and the Making of Worlds” (radical imaginations) (Duke University Press, 2018).

The central question is: how can we contribute to the transition to this multi-perspective world, to ‘a future that actually has a future’?

For the exchange of knowledge and experience, Krier and Wong have employed the format of the «Vertical Field Trip» to explore a place and an issue in depth, and «Making Radio«, a podcast in which the conversation is fuelled by the field trip: «Travelling Academy» five locations at the fringes of Europe: İstanbul, Casablanca and Berlin and two rural areas: the Isle of Mull and Asturias.
For each trip, four thinker/makers joined them: two locally-based, and two based in the Netherlands. Locals and contextual guides enriched each constellation. Every conversation and encounter built on the previous one in an effort to create a vibrant network that connects different places, types of knowing and ways of living.

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4 guest makers:
Cynthia Hathaway, designer/researcher and founder of Wool Alliance for Social Agency, Netherlands/France/Pakistan. See:
https://pluriverse.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/heat-action
Pascale Gatzen, fashion designer, founder of The Linen Project, and head of MA ‘Practice held in Common’ at ArteZ, Netherlands. See:
https://pluriverse.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/new-beginnings
Chiara Sgaramella, researcher of eco-social issues, especially in relation to agriculture, land use and food sovereignty. Currently doing a post doc at Universitat Politècnica de Valencia.
https://chiarasgaramella.com/
Ana Carreño Fdez.-Travanco, architectural designer and photographer, currently doing a PhD on Post Industrial Cities, lives and works between Madrid and Gijón.
https://www.anacarreno.com/

contextual guide and host: Virginia López and Giovanni Lanterna (PACA).
Verticality school at PACA: haciendo el cebatu (hazel fence) y andecha for early birds: collecting leaves of Isatis tinctoria for Virginia’s workshop in Fundación Cerezales on extracting pigment.
Other meetings in Asturias: Rubén Vega García is Professor at the Oviedo University, responsible for the Oral Sources Archive for the Social History of Asturias. LABoral Centro de Arte.

SOON PODCAST AND MORE INFO IN > https://pluriverse.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en