Capitalism as we live it
Workshop March 28th 6:30pm to 10:30pm March 29th 11am to 7pm
Welcome to the workshop Capitalism as we live it lasting one evening and one full day. With this project we wish to create forms to jointly discuss and reflect on how the structure of capitalism affects our everyday life.
In Capitalism as we live it, we depart from the assumption that everyone in the community participates and is implicated in capitalist structures; therefore having access to knowledge about this on many different levels. We want to deepen this knowledge through the exchange and analysis of our collective and individual experiences. The joint work we invite you to participate in includes theoretical knowledge as well as actual situations that challenge habits and predominant systems. We will also engage our physicality as one important sensory channel for experiences and reactions.
This convergence is the second in a series of meetings which have the objective to find ways to raise awareness on the course of events in the socio-economic system, to askew existence, and expand our space for action.
Come and join us to comb around in the tangled wig that "every day capitalism" is! We begin Thursday evening, March 28 at 18:30 with a dinner and journal reading. The evening is intended to introduce the subject and as a first meeting between the participants. We go on to around 22.30.
Friday, March 29th from 11:00 to 19:00 we will expand on various tasks and approaches intended to take us into the subject. This evening it will be possible to stay for dinner afterwords and share more thoughts.
In the days leading up to our meeting we ask that you choose one day to write a diary or journal with the idea of recording the day through the lense of capitalism in everyday life. This diary can be anywhere on the spectrum of completely mundane to totally spectacular! There is no right! We will use the journals to collectively discuss and analyze capitalist structures and habits.
Capitalism as we live it is a collaboration between artist Andrea Creutz (SE), artist Liv Strand (SE) and choreographer Elizabeth Ward (U.S/BE) which was initiated autumn 2011 in Athens. It looks for formats to reflect on what capitalistic structures and conditions bring into everyday life. The project is supported by Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden) and cooperate on this occasion with Flutgraben e.V.
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