From River To River | The European Pavilion In Rome
As part of programme of The European Pavilion in Rome, the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva), London is proposing three reading sessions organised from 17 to 19 November 2022, in collaboration with and hosted by NERO. The sessions will be held in English and can accomodate a maximum of 15 persons. To participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sessions bring together some of the Associates from their Archipelagos in Reverse research network, who have been involved in iniva’s DRIFT pavilion project through their contribution to a special issue of STUART papers, thinking through fluidity of notions of nationhood.
During the sessions, participants will be invited to discuss ideas and texts taking inspiration from the texts written by contributors Rohan Ayinde, Kaitlene Koranteg, Rahila Haque, Lola Olufemi, Cairo Clarke, and Adjoa Armah. No prior reading is required to participate in the session: we will read all the texts together.
𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝟳 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟭:𝟬𝟬–𝟭𝟯:𝟬𝟬 – 𝗠𝗶𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 & 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁
This session weaves together questions of migration and movement in relation to sound and water with curator and writer 𝗖𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗼 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲. Thinking about sound as movement and how water connects to departures and arrivals.
𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝟴 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟭:𝟬𝟬–𝟭𝟯:𝟬𝟬 – 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀
Writer and artist 𝗔𝗱𝗷𝗼𝗮 𝗔𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗵 leads readings to consider what it means to belong to a diaspora? How can you create space for yourself in spaces where you are othered? And what does it mean to have the archipelagic as a part of your practice?
𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝟵 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟰:𝟬𝟬–𝟭𝟱:𝟬𝟬 – 𝗜𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 & 𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀
Feminist writer 𝗟𝗼𝗹𝗮 𝗢𝗹𝘂𝗳𝗲𝗺𝗶 proposes to address the topic of imagination and borderlessness through questions such as: How do you unbuild a nation? Who gets to imagine borderlessness and how multiple imaginaries of nations can coexist?
Lungotevere degli artigiani 8/b
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗕𝗨𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗦
Rose Nordin is a graphic designer and artist based in London and is currently in residence at Somerset House Studios, London. She is a founding member of OOMK (One of My Kind) art publishing collective, focused on supporting self– publishing as “a vehicle to an independent validation to ones’ own culture, history, politics and sense of self” [John La Rose]. Collectively, OOMK runs community Risograph press called Rabbits Road Press. Rose initiated STUART publishing platform in 2021.
Lola Olufemi is a Black feminist writer and CREAM/Stuart Hall Foundation researcher who works and organises in London. Her work focuses on the uses of the feminist imagination and its relationship to cultural production, political demands and futurity. Adjoa Armah is an artist, writer, curator, and educator with a background in material anthropology and design. Based between London and Accra, her practice is concerned with the entanglement between narrative form, archival practice, mapping and spatial consciousness, pedagogy, Black ontology, ethnology, and the political.
Cairo Clarke is a curator and writer based in London and Napoli. Her work is informed by slowness, it centres forms of knowledge production and dissemination that slip between the cracks, are formed on unstable ground and take on multiple temporalities. Supporting strands of theorising taking place in autonomous spaces and holding space for the mess. Sepake Angiama praxis stems from radical pedagogies, black feminist thought, rethinking human/non–human relations rooted in how we might reimagine and inhabit the world otherwise. She is the artistic director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (iniva), dedicated to developing artistic research, radial education practices, collective study, publishing and community led commissioning that reflects on the social and political impact of globalisation.
Conceived and designed by Rose Nordin, STUART is a publishing platform
initiated in 2021, documenting thoughts from researchers, writers and visual
artists through collaborations that reflects thematically on selected texts and
archived ephemera from the Stuart Hall Library. The papers seek to work
through Live Archiving of thought and hosts unfinished or personal reflections
amidst quotes, notes and marginalia of ancestral whispers; from the thinkers
that unite our work and thinking.
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗘𝗨𝗥𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗔𝗡 𝗣𝗔𝗩𝗜𝗟𝗜𝗢𝗡
The European Pavilion is a programme by the European Cultural Foundation
that provides spaces for experimentation and reflection on Europe. Every two
years, together with foundation partners, the European Cultural Foundation
supports cultural organisations across Europe that are developing new artistic
programmes and commissions offering fresh perspectives on Europe and
imagining our shared future. All projects are then presented on the occasion of a
major art event, which is happening this year in Rome across seven different
Over the course of three days, artists, thinkers and researchers from across the
continent come together in programme that offers panel discussions, talks and
workshops, music performances, a virtual reality environment, as well as
sculptural and multimedia installations.
Discover the full programme here.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗲 is a organised in collaboration with Fondazione
Studio Rizoma, and generously hosted by our partners Bibliotheca Hertziana –
Max Planck Institute for Art History, Goethe–Institut Rome, German Academy
Rome Villa Massimo, Académie de France à Rome Villa Médicis, Istituto
Svizzero (Swiss Institute), Museo delle Civiltà, and NERO.
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