Alliances under the umbrella of artistic intervention and performance
On the weekend of the German federal elections of 2021IIPM, NTGent, Schauspiel Köln and the School of Political Hope hosted together with #LeaveNoOneBehind and numerous organizations from all over the world a School of Resistance for a new politics of humanity and justice. How can the system of dehumanization, illegalization and exploitation of migrants in Europe be overturned? A manifesto signed by over 80 public figures and a joint fundraising campaign which supports human rights lawyers to bring responsible politicians and officials to court, explored new possibilities and potentials for the convergence of art and activism. Is art a future tool for survival for global citizens to become agents of change in times of crisis?
In search of strategies of artistic resistance, IIPM – International Institute of Political Murder and NTGent founded a globally networked School of Resistance as a hybrid livestream debate series. As a symbolic institution of the future, the initiative examines aesthetic practices of resistance. Activists and artists discuss art as a transformative, reality-creating practice. Partners include Akademie der Künste, Berlin, ECCHR, medico international, #LNOB, Schauspiel Köln, Münchner Kammerspiele, Wiener Festwochen.
Together with Eline Banken, Martin Valdés-Stauber and Georg Blokus, Kasia Wojcik is senior curator of the School of Resistance. She is a dramaturg, poet and artivist. Since 2017 she is part of the IIPM. She was co-dramaturge of the General Assembly (2017) and co-campaigner of The New Gospel (2020).
- School of Resistance
- School of Resistance at Akademie der Künste, Berlin
- Cologne Declaration for a policy of justice and humanity
- Artikel über die Kölner Erklärung (taz, 23.9.2021)
- Opening Speach by Kay Sara (Wiener Festwochen / School of Resistance, 2020)