DE.a.RE. | Uncivilised Paradigms: the fifty participants selected through the call coordinated by BJCEM
Fifty young participants, from thirty-nine different countries, have been selected to take part in Uncivilised Paradigms, the free online course that embarks from socially engaged practices, New Genre Public Art, critical pedagogy and activism, in dialogue with contemporary artistic practices. The premise of Uncivilised Paradigms is that artistic practices are not only able to deconstruct complex interdependent socioecological crises but are in fact, able to develop ideas and stories for reciprocal states of being to dismantle them. Uncivilised Paradigms focuses on moving from debilitating mindframes and narratives.
The course intends to thead questions concerning environmental issues within the geopolitical realities of the globalised Mediterranean – such as, aridity lines, increased levels of toxicity in waters, electronic colonialism in seabeds and desertification – to issues arising within our societies and their institutions. Uncivilised Paradigms will cast a spotlight on practices that dismantle the nature-culture divide; challenge hegemonic and anthropocentric ideas of being with our worlds; question the social construct of civilisation; and that actively resist socio-political and environmental forms of oppression and injustice.
Yara El Turk
Margherita Kay Budillon
Bárbara Sánchez Barroso
Eva Lín Vilhjálmsdóttir