9 July 2023
11.30am to 5pm
Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk
Pay what you can (€0/€5/€10/€15), lunch included
A SPIN project for The Feminist School
Queer-feminist collectivity is often created under precarious conditions by people looking for places of belonging outside of normative social-political structures. The collectivities we create can give us solidarity, support, and pleasure, but they are also places in which conflicts arise, and there is a lot at stake.
In these moments of conflict, how do we stay in community with those we are in conflict with? What tools and strategies do we have to express our pain and hurt to each other without putting ourselves or the collectivity we so urgently need in danger? What modes of expression and listening might help us to learn and heal? How do we take conflict with us as we move forward together?
Departing from the notion of the school, we will hold a “teach-in” to bring together the knowledges of invited guests and audience to think through and develop tools and strategies that might help us navigate conflict expression and build stronger communities together.
Our invited guests will include conflict mediator Aline Bauwens, community-based project Creatives with Unseen Disabilities, social healer Lucas Johnson, and writer and activist Olave Nduwanje.
This SPIN project is curated by Marnie Slater and James Parnell, produced by Laura Deschepper and coproduced by Kunstencentrum BUDA, WORM (Rotterdam) and SPIN (Brussels).
Listen below to an audio document from Hear Me Out: A Teach-in on Conflict Expression. The recording features presentations by conflict mediator Aline Bauwens, Karina Dukalska of community-based project Creatives with Unseen Disabilities, social healer Lucas Johnson, writer and activist Olave Nduwanje and contributions from those who joined us at BUDA. Recorded and compiled by Ash Kilmartin.