<synthesis> BLACK BOX EAST · Workshops · Call for Registration

Krystian Woznicki kw at berlinergazette.de
Tue May 25 08:12:35 CEST 2021

*BLACK BOX EAST* · *Post-Communist Laboratories of Globalization*
Workshops at the Berliner Gazette’s Annual Conference 2021

Even decades after the official end of the Cold War, “the East” remains
the Other. Only because of this reinforced Othering of what Western
media now designates “post-communist” space can it so comfortably be
instrumentalized as a black box of the West’s “ethical imperialism.”

Five different online workshops at the Berliner Gazette’s Annual
Conference 2021 will tackle this problem. Bringing activists,
researchers, and cultural workers from over 20 countries together, the
workshops will take place in parallel fashion on September 23, 24, 25,
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

*Call for Registration*
The workshops will feature a selected number of guests invited by the
organizers. Additional participants are able to join via a call for
registration. This open call targets researchers, activists, artists,
journalists, and producers of subjugated knowledge at large. Register by
September 1 for one of the five tracks at info(at)berlinergazette.de!
The registration fee is 15 Euro.

Taking different thematic approaches to tackling the BLACK BOX EAST, the
workshop titles are: “New Cold War,” “The Wretched of the East,”
“Post-Covid-19 States,” “Shouldering the West,” and “Politics of
Liberty.” Please check out the descriptions here:

*Process and Goals*
Using Big Blue Button, an open source alternative to corporate data
extractivism tools like Zoom, participants will be invited to join a
hackathon-style cooperation process. The goal is to come up with
cooperative projects, ranging from multimedia stories to utopian
scenarios. The resulting resources will be made available online. For
reference and inspiration, please take a look at two projects from
online workshops at Berliner Gazette’s 2020 SILENT WORKS conference:
https://bit.ly/3xnmSOU and https://bit.ly/2QSNw1i

*Invited Workhops Guests*
Sana Ahmad, Rutvica Andrijasevic, Tania Arcimovich, Miglè Bareikytè,
Lara Luna Bartley, Mika Buljevic, Aleksei Borisionak, Nicolás Bello,
Mark Cinkevich, Niccolò Cuppini, Régine Debatty, Géraldine Delacroix,
Abiol Lual Deng, Aslı Dinç, Kalina Drenska, Adela Hincu, Anna
Engelhardt, Andrada Fiscutean, Alina Floroi, Karolina Gembara, Adriana
Homolova, hvale, Nelli Kambouri, Katrin Kämpf, Noémi Katona, Dunja
Kučinac, Inga Lindarenka, Monisha Martins, Greg McLaughlin, Luise Meier,
Yana Milev, Shintaro Miyazaki, Julia Molin, Claudia Núñez, Cristina
Pombo, Rena Raedle, Lira Ramadani, Lela Rekhviashvili, Juliane
Rettschlag, Gustavo Sanroman, Andreas Schneider, Oliver Lerone Schultz,
Sasha Shestakova, Karolina Sobel, Olia Sosnovskaya, Martina Staneva,
Nicolay Spesivtsev, Cagri Taskin, Elena Veljanovska, Dzina Zhuk.

*Workshop Moderators*
Sabrina Apitz, Jose M. Calatayud, Stefan Candea, Ela Kagel, Max Haiven,
Gosia Jagiello, Holger Kral, Mathana, Nina Pohler, Sotiris Sideris.

*Funders + Associates*
The Berliner Gazette’s Annual Conference 2021 BLACK BOX EAST will be
funded by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb, Rosa
Luxemburg Foundation, and Schwingenstein Foundation. The conference and
its accompanying program will be realized in cooperation with
AthensLive, EastEast, E.A.S.T. (Essential Autonomous Struggles
Transnational), Emptiness, Harun Farocki Institut, Institute of Network
Cultures, Kuda.org, LeftEast, Mediapart.fr, NON, Supermarkt,
Transnational Institute, transcript, and ZK/U – Center for Arts and

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Best wishes,

Krystian (for the BG team)


BG – Berliner Gazette | since 1999 | https://berlinergazette.de


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