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RECLAIMING WIDER ECOLOGIES OF KNOWLEDGES UNFOLDING LEARNING COMMUNITIES | Alessandra Pomarico


The School of Mutation within the framework of the iteration  We have a situation here holds this online conversation with Free Home University co-founder and curator Alessandra Pomarico on Tuesday JANUARY 26th at 19:00 CET. Join us on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82800989996 Meeting ID: 828 0098 9996 – Streaming online on IRI YouTube Channel – Share the FB event

What’s there to unlearn?  How to reclaim a wider ecology of knowledges, and creatively decouple from the conditionings reproduced by the dominant western neoliberal educational system? As the current crisis is rapidly showing, our paradigms are insufficient to preserve life, and constitute rather a threat. institution of knowledge production are complicit in creating asymmetrical, exploitative and extractive dynamics towards other beings, cosmogonies and economies. 

A radical shift needs to be produced, and revising the education project is central in this call for a societal transformation: exploring radically different ways of learning, where knowledge is not separated from bodies, places, actions and considerations of how life can be lived by humans and other than humans- in respect of our interconnected and interdependent relations. 

How can we form coalitions and take responsibility in creating learning spaces devoted to regenerate communities? How autonomous self-organized learning spaces, and pedagogies as politics can help us shift from hegemonic epistemologies and from narratives that drive the world in our unsustainable present? Is art a tool to challenge the monoculture of the mind, the fragmentation, the isolation, and help us disinvest from a culture that commodifies life?  

Alessandra Pomarico will share from her experience as part of  Free Home University, a 7 year  ongoing experiment at the intersection of art, pedagogy, activism and community building, and from the eco-justice movement ecoversities alliance.


BIO

Alessandra Pomarico (PhD, Italy/ US) is an independent curator, writer and educator working at the intersection of arts, pedagogy, social issues, and nano-politics. Member of the global Ecoversities Alliance (www.ecoversities.org) dedicated to reimagining higher education, Alessandra is the co-founder of Free Home University, artistic and pedagogical experiment focused on generating new ways of sharing and creating knowledge by experiencing life in common  (www.fhu.art). Also a co-founder of Ammirato Culture House, and residency program Sound Res, recent collaborative projects include M.E.D.U.S.E (Mediterrenean Ecofeminist Decolonial Union for Self Education) and # Faju/Healing, a session for the New Alphabet School, a project of HKW.

KRËLEX ZENTRE PHANTOM OFFICE ON AIR | An aerial session with IRI


The School of Mutation within the framework of the iteration  We have a situation here holds this online aerial session between Krёlex Zentre and the Institute of Radical Imagination on Tuesday JANUARY 19th at 19:00 CET. Join us on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632736832 Meeting ID: 826 3273 6832 – Streaming online on IRI YouTube Channel – Share the FB event

Krёlex zentre
— is a fictitious art institution that does not exist in reality, therefore it is more correct to call it a para-institution (or parastitution). The two employees of this organization — Maria and Ruthia — work mainly with imaginary worlds, helping their inhabitants connect to our ‘physical’ version of reality to exchange experiences and collaborate.

Phantom Office
— is one of the forms that our para-institution can temporarily take in physical reality. The office operates in unreal-time mode, which helps keeping the office’s portals half-open towards different versions of reality. Phantom office is an unstable form that can only exist for a short period of time called Airtime.

Airtime
— is the time when Maria and Ruthia are connected and able to talk about their work, show examples and answer questions about the future, the past, the universe and themselves. This becomes possible due to the fact that airtime differs from normative straight time, opening access to queer temporalities, which makes the causal relationship between questions and answers slightly confusing. They also use sympathetic communication channels to forge connections with otherworldly places in order to check the capacities of the channels and find out what is happening outside our time-space continuum. What exactly viewers will see through those connections remains uncertain due to the physical limitations of the inter-world communication system. That is why Airtime events are usually more unpredictable than they ought to be, and all descriptions are strictly probabilistic in nature.


ABOUT

Krёlex zentre is an imaginary art-institution and a theoretical platform designed for cultural workers with clearly multiple/mixed identities and weak sense of belonging — queer, translocal, uprooted, diasporic, fluid, ghostly, neither fish nor flesh, etc.). It is also a poetic/artistic collective consisting of Maria Vilkovisky, Ruthia Jenrbekova, Ramil Niyazov, Maria Neff and other less identifiable and more facultative members. Krёlex Zentre does not exist but rather oscillates between Almaty and Vienna since 2012.