Beyond Repair is an educational programme that investigates the historical context and conceptual framework for a variety of ruinous spaces to understand their interconnections and resonances while questioning their seeming immutability and naturalisation. It is meant to acknowledge, analyse, and mourn what cannot be repaired, and to reach beyond – towards and within unstable forms and possibilities of survival, tumultuous self-organisation, resistance and commoning. The programme consists of closed sessions as well as public events. Beyond Repair’s public events are announced via this Calendar. Please note that all talks and lectures will be held in English.
The programme is conceived together with the artist Natascha Süder Happelmann and part of the public programme of the German Pavilion. Natascha Süder Happelmann’s work for the German Pavilion deals with what could be called ruinous spaces: spaces that have created conditions or facts that are irreversible or irreparable. Their ruinous character is often already inherent in the idea behind them.
Beyond Repair – a study gathering is a collaboration between the German Pavilion 2019, Biennale Urbana, University of the Arts Bremen (HfK) and University of Venice – Graduate programme Visual Arts; the programme is kindly co-hosted by Global Campus of Human Rights Lido, Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello e Polveriera delle Vignole and Iuav di Venezia
Participants include students from HfK Bremen, Iuav di Venezia, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) and the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig
Concept: Ernest Ah and Natascha Süder Happelmann
Coordination: Ernest Ah, Andrea Curtoni, Luisa Eugeni, Natascha Süder Happelmann, Andrea De Lorenzo, Giulia Mazzorin, Mona Schieren and Ingo Vetter
Supported by Waldemar Koch Stiftung and funds of the University of the Arts Bremen