4Cs - From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture

Politics of Silence | talk with Blanca Gracia, Michelle Eistrup and Ana Fabíola Maurício at the Museo Patio Herreriano de Arte Contemporáneo Español, Valladolid

"Politics of Silence" is an anthology/exhibition in book format about silence as resistance. Silence is often associated with something passive – that nothing happens. But silence can also be used as a poetic protest and as a resistance against ruling regimes. Get to know more about the book when Ana Fabíola Maurício presents the book in conversation with artists Blanca Gracia and Michelle Eistrup at the Museo Patio Herreriano de Arte Contemporáneo Español in Valladolid, on December 9th.

Adam Khalil & Bayley Sweitzer with Oba: Nosferasta

Gasworks presents a major new film commission by Brooklyn-based filmmakers Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer. Acclaimed for Empty Metal (2018), a science-fiction political thriller set against a backdrop of police brutality and mass surveillance, their films delve into contemporary indigenous experience and minority survival with a fiercely subcultural attitude.

(para)sites | Pedro Vaz – A Natureza do Deslumbre

Pedro Vaz (Maputo, 1977) lives and works in Lisbon. His artistic work focuses on the research into nature and landscape making use mostly of painting, video, and installation. Personal contact with the place is central to his practice and projects very often include a field tour. 

(para)sites

(para)sites, a project with Pedro Vaz, Jane Jin Kaisen, Rita Senra, and Michelle Eistrup curated by the MA and PhD students of The Lisbon Consortium of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa under the artistic direction of Luísa Santos.

A Way of Working Together

"'A Way of Working Together’ Collaborative, Participatory and Decolonial Institutional Practices" brings together a series of practitioners working with Latin American communities in different geographies (Brazil, Bolivia and UK) and looking at collaboration, participation and decolonianity from a situated managerial and curatorial position.

Nosferasta: The Book

Marking the first UK commission by Brooklyn-based filmmakers Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer in collaboration with Oba, Gasworks has published a 176-page book that explores the ever-expanding vampiric universe of Nosferasta.

Politics of Silence | talk with Michelle Eistrup, Luísa Santos, and Ana Fabíola Maurício at the HANGAR, Lisbon

Politics of Silence is an anthology-book-exhibition in book format about silence as resistance. Silence is often associated with something passive – that nothing happens. But silence can also be used as a poetic protest and as a resistance against ruling regimes. Get to know more about the book when Luisa Santos and Ana Fabíola Maurício present the book in conversation with Michelle Eistrup at the HANGAR, in Lisbon, on November 17th.

Politics of Silence | talk with Jane Jin Kaisen, Michelle Eistrup, Luísa Santos, and Ana Fabíola Maurício at the SMK, Copenhagen

Politics of Silence is a anthology-book-exhibition about silence, published by the Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Cultura (CECC), Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, edited by Luísa Santos with the editorial assistance of Ana Fabíola Maurício, both as a concept and as a practice which is essential to contemporary visual culture in its relationship with the political.

On Possibilities of Frictions

Reflecting on the cultural, political, and situated practices conducted by Irish and other artists from PHROOM international archive, “On Possibilities of Frictions" attempts to provide effort in connecting the local and the global to not homogenise identities and representations but activate a critical global circulation of images.

Politics of Silence | anthology-book-exhibition

Politics of Silence is a anthology-book-exhibition about silence, published by the Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Cultura (CECC), Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, edited by Luísa Santos with the editorial assistance of Ana Fabíola Maurício, both as a concept and as a practice which is essential to contemporary visual culture in its relationship with the political.

Sensible Grounds: Inhale

"Sensible Grounds: Inhale" at Fundació Antoni Tàpies. "Inhale" (2016-2021) is an archive of fictional narratives and sounds that trace opium smoke in the junction of writing and breath. The narratives are written passages that chronicle instances of opium use in Iranian modern and contemporary novels and short stories from the last and present centuries.

Jane Jin Kaisen: A Conversation on Multi-Voiced Feminist Works

Arts Lab is a transdiciplinary research platform that joins artists and cultural producers with researchers of the Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Cultura da Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa (CECC, FCH-UCP), the Campus Cultura, and the MA and PhD Students of The Lisbon Consortium.

Sensible Grounds: Tuning into the Rhythms of the Chronic

"Sensible Grounds: Tuning into the Rhythms of the Chronic" displays sculptural installations, archival material, and films that employ fiction, as well as those which do away with images entirely. This collection of moving image practices contemplate historical capacities of cinematic space as a medium of testament, as well as being a physical and mental environment: a refuge, a holding place, with an unsettling gravity to enact, unblock and care for forms of sociality.

4Cs Interim Evaluation Report

The 4Cs is six months away from closing. We are now happy to share our interim evaluation report, written by our external evaluator, Alastair Fuad-Luke, who has provided us with an extremely thought-provoking and relevant input. 

Rouzbeh Akhbari: Por Ser A Terra Muito Calmosa

"Por Ser A Terra Muito Calmosa" is a solo exhibition by Rouzbeh Akhbari (1992, Tehran). Part of a multifaceted research project titled "Tales from the Garden of Zār", this exhibition unfolds in various formal and conceptual layers. The exhibition is curated by Luísa Santos and Ana Fabíola Maurício.

Passage Projects

Passage Projects is a conference in three parts reflecting on collectivity, translocal connections and situated knowledge. The conference takes its starting point from Taxingeplan, just outside Tensta konsthall.

Silence in pieces: 4 acts

Silence in pieces is a collective exhibition curated by the MA and PhD students in Culture Studies of The Lisbon Consortium, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Organised in the frame of the seminar in Curatorship, coordinated by Luísa Santos, the exhibition counts on works by four contemporary artists - Ana Vidigal; Eliyah Mesayer; Katharina Lackner; and Tatiana Macedo.

The Fold(s) | 4 books | 4 exhibitions

The Fold(s) is a curatorial project composed of four books operating as four individual exhibitions. Under the artistic direction of Luísa Santos, The Fold(s) was developed in the context of the Seminar in Curatorship by the MA and PhD students in Culture Studies of the Lisbon Consortium, Faculty of Human Sciences, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. The books were designed by Raquel Guerreiro.

Infinite Creativity for a Finite World

More than just an exhibition, ExpoAction offers visitors the opportunity to plunge into the heart of a plurality of actions in progress carried out by a new generation of designers committed over the long term to the valorisation of collective creative impulses, to reveal the power of social bonds.

Silence in pieces: 4 acts | online opening

"Silence in pieces: 4 acts" - Online opening. Silence in pieces is a collective exhibition curated by the MA and PhD students in Culture Studies of The Lisbon Consortium, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Organised in the frame of the seminar in Curatorship, coordinated by Luísa Santos, the exhibition counts on works by four contemporary artists - Ana Vidigal; Eliyah Mesayer; Katharina Lackner; and Tatiana Macedo.  As soon as the pandemic evolution allows, the exhibition will be physically open to the public at the Galeria Fundação Amélia de Mello.

The Politics of Silence

CECC announces that Luísa Santos (CECC researcher), has just won a 20 thousand euros financing from DGARTES for the publication of "The Politics of Silence", an anthology-book-exhibition on silence, as a concept and essential practice for contemporary visual culture in its relationship with the political.

A Language Act

The English Language Unity Act proposes to declare an official language for the United States. It stipulates that “all citizens should be able to read and understand generally the English language,” and proposes to establish English language testing as part of the naturalization process. A Language Act is a project created by the artist Amira Hanafi.

The Spectral Forest

The exhibition The Spectral Forest presents newly commissioned and existing works by eight international contemporary artists. Departing from the history of deforestation and afforestation, and displacement and resettlement, on the Curonian Spit, as well as the significance of the sacred groves in the Baltic region, the exhibition is conceived as a promenade through an enchanted forest. The exhibition is curated by Rado Ištok.

Talk Tower for Forough Farrokhzad (2020)

"Talk Tower for Forough Farrokhzad" (2020) was designed for broadcasting poetry, as a homage to the Iranian poet and filmmaker Forough Farrokhzad (1934-1967). The work combines Ângela Ferreira’s concerns with the material consequences of modernism and how those forms evolve and change as they travel through the world. "Talk Tower for Forough Farrokhzad" is a work produced in the frame of the 4Cs Lisbon Mediation Lab.

Notes from Atopia

A series of intimate explorative encounters that aim to uncover insights on the corporeal, digital and philosophical disjunctures created by COVID-19. A note on the amendment of the workshop: This workshop has been changed from Undefined Dialogues upon the request of Nithya Iyer. It is a reflexive response to the urgent questions posed by COVID-19 and the nature of its impacts upon the daily lives of people in Lisbon and across the world, both in the present and to the foreseeable future. "Notes from Atopia" is an acknowledgement of the immensity - existentially, corporeally, societally and philosophically - of the changes brought on by COVID-19. It acts as one part of a larger body of research undertaken by Nithya Iyer.

Conversations From Calais

Conversations From Calais aims to re-humanise those affected by the refugee crisis by using public space to share conversations volunteers have had with migrants met in Calais. It is a way of bearing witness for the thousands of displaced people stuck in Calais and trying to reach the UK, whose voices are so often silenced or ignored.

Blackness On and Beyond the Transparent Windowpanes: Notes on the Ghosts of Colonialism in Lithuanian Streets

In this essay, Rado Ištok proposes to examine the stereotypical racial imagery of the café and shop windows as transparent interfaces between public and private space in Lithuania and Eastern Europe in relation to the region’s complicit yet often ignored relationship with the histories of colonial and racist violence. The text was originally published on echo gone wrong's website.

Support SAVVY Contemporary | The laboratory of form-ideas

As an independent art space questioning fixed notions, SAVVY Contemporary | The laboratory of form-ideas always works in precarious conditions. The current moment of confinement, of social and political tensions, presents itself as a challenge to continue a practice of radical conviviality, unlearning and sharing. Please support SAVVY continuing their practices in their new space in Berlin. All posters by amazing artists 50 Euros each.

Global Social Theory

This site is intended as a free resource for students, teachers, academics, and others interested in social theory and wishing to understand it in global perspective. It emerges from a long-standing concern with the parochiality of standard perspectives on social theory and seeks to provide an introduction to a variety of theorists and theories from around the world. The site is organised by Gurminder K Bhambra with web design and support by Pat Lockley.

X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture - ECOCULTURE

The X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, under the topic “Ecoculture”, intends to reflect on the interrelation between culture and the environment, to examine the growing awareness of the negative impact of human activities and to discuss the necessity to rethink, reconceptualize and redefine the relationship between humans and the non-human world.

Everyday is a struggle day

4Cs welcomes and encourages suggestions for a collective broadening of the understanding of anti-racism and for getting involved to combat racism. Please share your suggested lists of references as well as PDFs of relevant books and resources, particularly on the role or via the lenses of visual arts and culture studies, we will upload them in our digital library. Please share your references with us on info@4cs-conflict-conviviality.eu and maria.duarte@4cs-conflict-conviviality.eu

Reflections on a new Great Confinement

When Luísa Santos suggested that I might write a brief reflection on the present moment of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly on what it might mean in the way we understand and live the notion of conviviality, I was immediately receptive. I found the invitation itself a gesture of conviviality, an opportunity to join a debate, started by Luísa and taken up already by Ana Margarida Abrantes and Michaela Crimmin, on the possibility of adding a fifth c to the familiar four: change.

Becoming: meditations on vitality

A drawing on a white background, a black line that delineates the shape, that grows. A landscape, our landscapes, yours, everyday landscapes and those that we have yet to discover. Through three videos and three drawings, we will build a narrative, an emotional space to reflect on different relationships based on the elements of nature. "Becoming: meditations" is an online project/exhibition with works by Joana Patrão in close dialogue with Maria Eduarda Duarte.

Becoming: meditations on landscape (III)

A drawing on a white background, a black line that delineates the shape, that grows. A landscape, our landscapes, yours, everyday landscapes and those that we have yet to discover. Through three videos and three drawings, we will build a narrative, an emotional space to reflect on different relationships based on the elements of nature. "Becoming: meditations" is an online project/exhibition with works by Joana Patrão in close dialogue with Maria Eduarda Duarte.

Becoming: meditations on light

A drawing on a white background, a black line that delineates the shape, that grows. A landscape, our landscapes, yours, everyday landscapes and those that we have yet to discover. Through three videos and three drawings, we will build a narrative, an emotional space to reflect on different relationships based on the elements of nature. "Becoming: meditations" is an online project/exhibition with works by Joana Patrão in close dialogue with Maria Eduarda Duarte.

Becoming: meditations on landscape (II)

A drawing on a white background, a black line that delineates the shape, that grows. A landscape, our landscapes, yours, everyday landscapes and those that we have yet to discover. Through three videos and three drawings, we will build a narrative, an emotional space to reflect on different relationships based on the elements of nature. "Becoming: meditations" is an online project/exhibition with works by Joana Patrão in close dialogue with Maria Eduarda Duarte.

Becoming: meditations on shadow

A drawing on a white background, a black line that delineates the shape, that grows. A landscape, our landscapes, yours, everyday landscapes and those that we have yet to discover. Through three videos and three drawings, we will build a narrative, an emotional space to reflect on different relationships based on the elements of nature. "Becoming: meditations" is an online project/exhibition with works by Joana Patrão in close dialogue with Maria Eduarda Duarte.

Becoming: meditations on landscape (I)

A drawing on a white background, a black line that delineates the shape, that grows. A landscape, our landscapes, yours, everyday landscapes and those that we have yet to discover. Through three videos and three drawings, we will build a narrative, an emotional space to reflect on different relationships based on the elements of nature. "Becoming: meditations" is an online project/exhibition with works by Joana Patrão in close dialogue with Maria Eduarda Duarte.

An approach to the meaning - Temps Vécu

From where does our relationship with reality come? How is the experience of both the world and ourselves established? In a time of social isolation, we are led to reflect on the subjective frame that underlies our narratives, our individual and collective certainties, practices, and habits. This reflection highlights the intertwining of reality and fiction as the source where the sense of meanings rest, as expressed in cultural, symbolic and historical practices, and knowledge.

An approach to the meaning - Boca y Hueso

From where does our relationship with reality come? How is the experience of both the world and ourselves established? In a time of social isolation, we are led to reflect on the subjective frame that underlies our narratives, our individual and collective certainties, practices, and habits. This reflection highlights the intertwining of reality and fiction as the source where the sense of meanings rest, as expressed in cultural, symbolic and historical practices, and knowledge.

An approach to the meaning - The Host and The Ghost

From where does our relationship with reality come? How is the experience of both the world and ourselves established? In a time of social isolation, we are led to reflect on the subjective frame that underlies our narratives, our individual and collective certainties, practices, and habits. This reflection highlights the intertwining of reality and fiction as the source where the sense of meanings rest, as expressed in cultural, symbolic and historical practices, and knowledge.

An approach to the meaning - An Other History

From where does our relationship with reality come? How is the experience of both the world and ourselves established? In a time of social isolation, we are led to reflect on the subjective frame that underlies our narratives, our individual and collective certainties, practices, and habits. This reflection highlights the intertwining of reality and fiction as the source where the sense of meanings rest, as expressed in cultural, symbolic and historical practices, and knowledge.

An approach to the meaning - La Máquina de Macedonio

From where does our relationship with reality come? How is the experience of both the world and ourselves established? In a time of social isolation, we are led to reflect on the subjective frame that underlies our narratives, our individual and collective certainties, practices, and habits. This reflection highlights the intertwining of reality and fiction as the source where the sense of meanings rest, as expressed in cultural, symbolic and historical practices, and knowledge.

Atmospheric Conditions

The following five days will be dedicated to the sky. To the great immensity above us and the clouds in movement. To the possibility that lies in the air and the cyclic mixture of changing combinations of elements. Works by Jabulani Maseko / Words by Sofia Steinvorth

4 + 4 proposals for making sense of today's convivial cultures

During April, while we are in social isolation and restrained from making and attending exhibitions in the physical world, we invited 4 artists and 4 curators to take the stage (read the website of 4Cs) and use it to communicate with their works and words in a convivial culture.

From conflict to conflict via change: a reply

Edward Hopper’s "Nighthawks in the age of the coronavirus". This image is striking, as it upgrades the loneliness in Hopper’s painting to a heartbreaking abandonment. In this new version, there are not even persons, subjects to the experience of loneliness; the viewer is left with that experience himself. We are not invited to see how others feel lonely, we are forced into loneliness.

From conflict to conflict via change

There isn’t a better way to say this. We are dying. Humanity is dying – physically, socially, and culturally. Schools, Universities, Museums have closed last week. Today, access has been restricted to shops and to public spaces. The streets are emptied. And I think of Gregor Graf’s images that have become so close to reality.

Interfaces Conference - ONASSIS STEGI

The INTERFACES Conference “Cultural synergies, creativity & innovation” is a two-day international event that explores how cultural synergies could contribute to innovation and creativity in the field of CULTURE. Ana Fabíola Maurício, 4Cs Project Manager will be part of Panel 1: Inclusion, DIVERSITY, Access, and Equity in the Arts and Culture Sector, Friday 6th of March at 11 am.

Considering Monoculture

M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) and deBuren (the Dutch-Flemish house for culture and debate) are co-convenors of the two-day conference “Considering Monoculture". This two-day interdisciplinary programme will consider current and historical manifestations of monoculture as well as its implications for art, culture and its institutions.

Towards sharing common futures

From 5 to 7 February 2020, designers, researchers, philosophers and artists will reflect and work together on how to stimulate and cultivate diversity and critical thinking while catalysing the positive resources needed to address the impending environmental, social and cultural catastrophe.

Modalities and Initiatives of Repair, Restitution and Reparation

Public institutions such as libraries, museums and archives consist of a huge amount of plundered material and are organized around imperial structures that facilitate the normalization of these holdings in these institutions. Based on this assumption the seminar aims to provide a framework for discussion of transformative potentialities of imperial collections and different modalities of undoing its legacies.

What’s on the news?

Museet for Samtidskunst hosts two workshops run by artist Stine Marie Jacobsen in the fall of 2019. The workshops are a part of an art project on memory and the media’s framing of the news.

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. Errata

Errata consists of a series of ‘rehearsals’ in non-imperial modes of archival literacy. Photography is being used here as part of a ‘potential history’, a way of unlearning the imperial habits and gestures through which citizens of differentially ruled body politics have been trained to inhabit the privileged position of experts – in photography, art, politics and human rights discourse – and explore the plight of others, congealed in objects, books and documents, while those others with whom they share the world are forced to endure secondary and subservient roles.

Artistic Residency - Hervé Yamguen

In Berlin, Hervé Yamguen is studying works of Michel Serres and Kenneth White to understand better the evolution of humanity from its beginnings to the technological age of our now, including the possibilities of travel to change surrounding landscapes and see different parts of the world.

Over everything which exists under the sky

A group of Royal College of Art students created a temporary research studio at Gasworks exploring what it means to be a resident in both the global art world and with respect to the wider geopolitical context of borders and restricted mobility.

Power and coexistence: an analysis of Ahlam Shibli’s series "Trackers" (2005)

Ahlam Shibli (1970, Palestine) is a Palestinian photographer whose work, indeed documentarist, can be seen as a reportage, yet not so dramatic. What follows is the result of an interview conducted with her: a reflection around issues of power and coexistence, as they are portrayed through her series “Trackers” (2005) where she pictured Palestinians of Bedouin descent, who made the choice to enrol in the Israeli Defence Force.

MyEurope, Young Researchers Debate Europe

On May 21, 2019, from 6.30 p.m. onwards, CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture will be debating experiences, fears and hopes concerning Europe, bringing in perspectives from very different angles and backgrounds through the voices of several of our PhD Students. The moderation will be led by the Director of CECC, Peter Hanenberg.

The African Art in Venice Forum

The African Art in Venice Forum presents its second edition on 7-9 May 2019. In line with the Forum’s vision of inclusivity and accessibility, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched on March 18 for the development of a digital platform to livestream the event.

Celebrating crafts for social change

4Cs Mediation Lab, ‘Celebrating crafts for social change’ will be ENSAD’s action within 4Cs 2018-19. It is a workshop and class that offers students to co-create a pedagogic service of know-how transmission.

Artistic Residency - Amira Hanafi

From September to October 2018, an Egyptian artist Amira Hanafi will be residing at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) in Lithuania as part of the residency exchange between NAC and MASS Alexandria. During the two months in Nida, Amira will produce new work on the topics related to conflict, rootless communities, migration, displacement, ways of making strange territories your own, conviviality, identity and related experiences.

Aimée Zito Lema. 13 Shots

The work of Aimée Zito Lema (Amsterdam, 1982) addresses the dynamics between individual and collective memory, with a particular focus on the recording and intergenerational transmission of events, both through material history and through the human body as a mnemonic repository. Placing aesthetic and social practices side by side, her work inhabits a world of critical interaction between the material and the human.

Conviviality and the Institutional - Publication launch of the 4Cs conference and roundtable

A roundtable discussion with Isabel Capeloa Gil and Filipa Oliveira on Conviviality and the Institutional, a publication based on a conference of the same name held as part of a European cooperation project coordinated by the Universidade Católica and co-financed by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme 4Cs – From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture.

The exhibition (and mediations between) "L’Un et l’Autre"

Last February, Kader Attia and Jean-Jacques Lebel presented “L’Un et l’Autre [One and the Other]” at Palais de Tokyo. Jean-Jacques Lebel (b. 1936, France) is an artist, curator, writer, activist, event organiser, and was the author of the first European happening; Kader Attia (b. 1970, France) grew up between Paris and Algeria, and his interdisciplinary approach to research explores issues such as traditions, colonialism and collective memory.

Cultivating Conviviality

The workshop “Cultivating Conviviality” aims to show the importance of understanding and integrating the social, political and cultural issues of the present and past migrations in solving conflict situations by applying design methodologies. More specifically, the objective of the workshop is that of co-creating new tools of conviviality that will allow society as a whole, to improve “togetherness” by highlighting specific knowhows of migrants, or “expert newcomers” as we decided to name them. These tools are the results of different problematics that link each specific context and territory, to food and culture.

Research Residency - Noor Abuarafeh

For the UK residency, the Royal College of Art has partnered with Delfina Foundation to provide an opportunity for an artist who is interested in working with people in the context of cultural intolerance and those who feel marginalised in London. The aim is to facilitate a close interaction with communities and audiences who are not usually engaged with the existing cultural offer and do not have a voice in it.

Artistic Residency - Guevara Namer

On the occasion of the exhibition "Susan Meiselas. Mediations", the Fundació Antoni Tàpies has invited the Syrian artist of Kurdish origin, Guevara Namer, to become an artist-in-residence. Guevara Namer is a photographer and documentary filmmaker. The purpose of the residence is to invite an artist in the specific context of Barcelona and the Fundació to establish a dialogue between her artistic practice and that of the current exhibition.

Research Residency - Vasilijus Safronovas

NAC is collaborating with Dr. Vasilijus Safronovas – a researcher from the Institute of Baltic Region History and Archaeology of Klaipėda University – to do a survey (historical data, visual material) on emigration and immigration to the peninsula after WW II.

"Penya" Tosquelles

This Mediation Lab, divided into three activities, has been designed to connect the figure of Francesc Tosquelles and the world of mental health with the world of art. With the Mediation Lab we have introduced one of the pioneers of critical psychiatry in post-war Europe. Institutional Psychotherapy is recovered here through the figure of Francesc Tosquelles: a discourse and practice that address not mental illnesses, but vital, social and ethical problems. Institutional Psychotherapy foresaw the dysfunctions that would eventually afflict people in contemporary societies and the dysfunction of the institutions.

Artistic Residency - Aimée Zito Lema

During her month-long residency at Rua das Gaivotas 6, Aimée Zito Lema (n. 1982, NL) has developed research on memory and the intergenerational transmission of events through material history and the human body.

New Eelam

New Eelam, by Christopher Kulendran Thomas (London) in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann (Berlin), is a long-term artwork in the form of a start-up—a real-estate technology company founded by the artist to develop a flexible, global housing subscription that aims to make homes as streamable as music or movies. Based on collective co-ownership rather than private property, it aims to rewire property relations through the luxury of communalism rather than of individual ownership.

Conviviality and the Institutional

Conviviality and the Institutional is a two-day conference in the frame of 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, a cooperation project supported by the European Commission in the frame of Creative Europe - Culture Sub-programme. Coordinated by the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 4Cs aims to explore how art and culture can constitute powerful resources to address the subject of conflict.

The Silent University Language Café

As part of the mediation lab Tensta konsthall is elaborating further on the tailor-made strategies of art mediation that is at the very core of The Silent University: Language Café. The Language Café welcomes those who wish to learn the basics of the Swedish and Arabic language, meet new friends and share experiences and ideas.

Residencies - Tensta konsthall 1

As part of the EU project 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, Tensta konsthall starts a residency in Tensta. A two-bedroom guest apartment becomes the foundation for the artists, curators, writers and others participating in the residency program that contain both longer and shorter stays.

An Oceanic Feeling

The goal of the workshop was to approach several aspects of the Sea Conflict.The idea was to reflect about sea areas problematics with the people involved into the conflict and with the people who live directly this situation (neighbours, dockers, street illegal vendors, the collective of the old fisherman, artisans, etc).