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12.00: Aneta Szyłak, the curator of this day, asks how artists are implicated in the condition of the academy. 12.30: Irit Rogoff explores the role of self-education in global resistance movements. 15.00: Miguel Robles-Duran contributes insider knowledge on spatial organization and circulation of speech in the Occupy Wall Street movement. 16.30: Franco Berardi dedicates his talk to the urgency of knowledge becoming autonomous from the pressures of market economy 17.45: Hiwa K speaks about modifying the academy from within. 18.30: The day ends with an open rehearsal of the Chicago Boys While We Were Singing They Were Dreaming – 1970s revival band and research group on the neoliberal concept that shaped the reality questioned today.

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10.00—12.00 Presentations & Discussion 
We Are Neighbours

Location: Radiostation at the Textile department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie

The event We Are Neighbours is a proposal to extend conversations between the art school and its immediate locality within the contextual setting of a public conference: ‘We Are The Time.’ We find it vital to invite some of our neighborhood experts to participate in a collectively produced space where the issues of bearing witness to one’s time and constructing an image of Futurity are explored through hospitality, multivalency, productive ambiguity and humour.

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12.00 Introduction

curator Aneta Szyłak

“…how it is to be critical and what are the modes of performing our criticality?”

Gdansk 2009 Aneta Szylak fot. Michal Szlaga

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12.30—13.30 Presentation

Learning from the Future

Irit Rogoff

“…it is the art world that negotiated the delivery of ideas from the university to protest movements”

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13.00—17.30
Oblique Strategies
The Living Room(s)

Location: The Salon

“As part of the Shadow Cabinets The Living Room(s) collective will host a session on collaboration and collective knowledge. Exploring different modes of collaboration inside and outside the art world, we will give a short description of our collaborative method using examples from our own practice. Then, we will invite the students to go through a process-discussion starting from the issues brought up by the students themselves. The session will last 3-4 hours (including two breaks) and participation is limited to 20 students only”.

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14.00—15.00 Lecture

The Anatomy of an Urban Struggle: OWS directions

Miguel Robles Duran

Miguel Robles-Duran

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15.30—16.15 Lecture

The General Intellect is Looking for a Body

Franco (Bifo) Berardi

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16.45—17.30 Lecture / Performance

From what If to As If

Hiwa K

“The artist will link his diploma project with the history of applying to different academies and elaborate how practicing and then abandoning painting as well as studies of music made him to develop forms of his practice today.”

Do you remember what you are burning

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18.00—19.00 Open Rehearsal

Chicago Boys – While We Were Singing They Were Dreaming

WANTED: (aspiring) MUSICIANS. Take part in a discussion group -slash- 70´s revival band during the Studium Generale conference ‘WE ARE THE TIME’ at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

The discussions and open rehearsals are thematically centered around the neoliberal doctrine, which has it’s roots in the 70ies of the last century. In search for the roots of our contemporary capitalism we will use anecdotes, videos, or any other material you come up with and work towards the performance of a song.

Chicago Boys

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12.00—
Library

Location: Downstairs behind the stairs

For those who like to read more on the topics related to WE ARE THE TIME the library sets up a reading corner each day near the gym next to the staircase. Quick snappers will get an overview of the relevant publications the library holds, slow flowers will have an opportunity to sit down and read.

Book of the day
Escape the overcode: activist art in the control society

This publication contains a selection of texts and essays by the writer Brian Holmes that engage with the possibilities and problematics of geopolitics and geopoetics. Holmes is a crucial contemporary writer and thinker whose insight into current social and political developments and how they relate to artistic processes opens up a new field of “geocritique”. The examples he cites extend across Latin America, Europe and Asia, where he looks at networks, artworks, films, institutions and protest movements for signs of how future progressive strategies might be shaped. The texts here are connected in part with the long-term collaborative research project Continental Drift.

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Broadcast
F.I.R.E.I.N.C.A.I.R.O.

Location: Radiostation in the textile classroom

Throughout the week, different radio programs will take place with a variety of guests and a range of live musical acts (4 hours broadcasting every day).

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