Open Call for performing art students and young professionals to join the Imaginary School gathering in Giessen, Germany

2nd-6th of December 2019, Giessen, Germany

We are inviting young artists, students, professionals, writers and thinkers to engage together in the imagining of the alternatives of working and being together, reacting to the populist and nationalist wave in Europe. We would like to examine new institutionalization, practices and modes of producing, especially related to the work of the young artists, who are working in the increasingly but also precarious international field and at the same time fighting for the right to work and remain in their local surrounding, fighting nationalism and populist pressure. We will exchange and share models and practices, current and historical one, which insist on the creation of experiments, feminist, radical and progressive practices, which insists on equality, solidarity and work against the populist political imagination.

The school is developed as a platform, where young artists and students, who are at the end of their studies or just finished can meet other cultural workers and thinkers, who have a strong political and social agenda. How to discuss about the political and cultural needs together, how to practice solidarity, support and inclusion? How to think about the internationalization in the time which is marked by a flow of commodities and neo-liberal globalization? What does it mean to work and study internationally in the time of the art market and its accelerated modes of evaluation? Can we develop new temporal modes of working and thinking and how can we learn from each other? 

Imaginary School project is part of the research network on the future of imaginary institutions, which was established by several partners (EEPAP, Lublin; Nomad Dance Academy Ljubljana; Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Justus Liebig University, Giessen; BADCo, Zagreb; CollectivA, Cluj; Lokomotiva Skopje) and is supported by the Allianz Kulturstiftung.

The school program will include lectures, interventions and workshops. The participants will be, among others, Dragana Alfirević, Ana Dubljević, Valeria Graziano, Goran Injac, Katarzyna Kania, Marta Keil, Joanna Krakowska, Romuald Krężel, Bojana Kunst, Iulia Popovici, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Tanja Sljivar, Swoosh Lieu, Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski, Rok Vevar, Ana Vujanović.

The organizers will cover the cost of accommodation and meals.

There is no tuition fee.

Please send a cv and short motivation letter: eepap@iam.pl

Deadline: 2nd of November