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.
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.