XLt Summer Hotspots v.9: Animal Spirits vs. Corporate Beasts (Part2)


< 30.7 > OMFO w/ Primitive Equations, Chaikhana! Zentralasiatische Teestube – mit Goldfinger, Alamurad Rakhimov, Ensemble Mezherep, Fay Lovsky + Al-Asadi Brothers, beginning 16h at Haus Der Kulturen. See Program.


{Kaja Renkas, Pigasus Galerie}

<5.8.> Vernissage, Pigasus Galerie meets Buchhandlung Cafe, a collection of Polish Poster Art. more details coming soon.


{ El Martillo }

< 8-18.8 > Think like a Forest: Art, Activism and Permaculture w/ The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, Alfred Decker, Eclectic Electric Collective. This is a sign-in workshop for 23 peeps (perhaps already full), but there’s sure to be more things to plug into while they’re around like LausitzCamp. see below. Workshop at Haus Der Kulturen w/ Ueber-lebenskunst.

“We may see the overall meaning of art change profoundly, from being an end to being a means, from holding out a promise of perfection in some other realm to demonstrating a way of living meaningfully in this one.” Alan Kaprow
Think Like a Forest is the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination’s (Lab of ii) 11th experiment (www.labofii.net), a free 10 day long (8 – 18 August) intensive training combining art activism tactics and skills for building ecological and deeply democratic communities. Framed by the design science of Permaculture, sometimes known as “the art of building beneficial relationships”, the workshop will include a trip to the climate camp (http://www.lausitzcamp.info/) and conclude with a co-created public intervention during the festival. Permaculture learns from the associative, relational, cooperative nature of eco-systems and applies these values to designing social systems, the ultimate aim of the course is that participants leave having acquired the capacity to begin to think and act like a resilient and productive ecosystem. The Lab of ii sees learning as an active process involving the sharing of experience and reflection, participants will be expected to approach the course with a spirit of co-creation and adventure.
The Lab of ii merges art and life, creativity and resistance, proposition and opposition. Infamous for touring the UK recruiting a rebel clown army, throwing snowballs at bankers, turning hundreds of abandoned bikes into machines of disobedience and launching a rebel raft regatta to shut down a coal fired power station; we treat insurrection as an art and art as a means of preparing for the coming insurrection. The Lab of ii is now in the process of setting up an international utopian art/life school on a Permaculture farm in Brittany.”


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