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Thursday 20 May 2021

School of Resistance: Episode Fourteen

Revolution Today: The world in protest

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Thursday 20 May 2021

NTGent presented School of Resistance, Episode Fourteen: Revolution Today livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 20 May 2021 at 18:00 CEST (Brussels, Cairo, UTC +2) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, Santiago de Chile, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7).

The so-called Arab Spring a decade ago, the Chilean revolt of autumn 2019, the Black Lives Matter protests of summer 2020. Worldwide, people are claiming the streets and expressing their protest. But can these insurrections be compared? Where do these revolutionary situations meet and where do they differ? What can each movement learn from the other? And what can be the role of performance practices and art?

In the 14th episode of the School of Resistance series, NTGent and IIPM bring together the theoretician Susan Buck-Morss, the artist-activist Nora Amin and colectivo LASTESIS to discuss the possibilities and contradictions of revolutions of the present. How can we use artistic tools to create a common, global language of progress and change?

Susan Buck-Morss is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at CUNY Graduate Center, and holds the title of Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor Emerita of Government at Cornell University. Her book Revolution Today appeared in 2019 (Haymarket Press). Her new book YEAR 1: A Philosophical Recounting was published in April 2021 by The MIT Press.

Colectivo LASTESIS is an artistic, interdisciplinary and feminist women's collective from Valparaíso, Chile, composed of Daffne Valdés Vargas, Paula Cometa Stange, Lea Cáceres Díaz and Sibila Sotomayor Van Rysseghem. The collective is dedicated to disseminating feminist theory through performance.

Nora Amin is author, performer, theatre director and choreographer, founder and artistic director of Lamusica Independent Theatre Group (2000), and The Egyptian nation-wide project for Theatre of the Oppressed and its Arab network (2011). She published four collections of short stories and four novels, as well as the first Arabic book on theatre and human rights.

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