SUMMIT non-aligned initiatives in education culture

SUMMIT non-aligned initiatives in education culture

Goldsmiths, University of London

May 5, 2007
SUMMIT non-aligned initiatives in education culture

Two weeks before this year’s G-8 meeting, a wide range of projects, initiatives and protagonists from the fields of art, culture and political activism are going to gather in Berlin for “SUMMIT non- aligned initiatives in education culture.” SUMMIT is a forum for questioning and changing some of the fundamental terms of the debate around education, knowledge production and information society.

Beyond the widespread lament about the crisis in education, there are numerous initiatives converging around “education.” Recognizing that education is equally a platform for cultural actualization and self organization, these initiatives range from free academies and exhibitions as educational modes to ad-hoc initiatives within social, political and cultural organizations. Parallel to these developments, many additional initiatives are taking place within or at the margins of institutions that work against the grain of their official modes and expand, rather than defy, existing aims.

SUMMIT seeks to bring together various approaches from different genres and calls on these approaches to unalign themselves from the tendencies of bureaucratization and privatization of knowledge and education. The four-day event focuses on four thematic tracks: “Knowledge and Migrancy”, “Self-authorization, -organization, -valorization”, “Creative Practices” and “Education unrealized and ongoing”.

SUMMIT features an evening program with lectures, curated dialogs and performances, a series of sessions in working groups, caucuses, workshops, drafting groups and history lessons as well as open forums for initiating proposals, highlighting practices and making theory urgent.


May 24 to 28, 2007


Hebbel Am Ufer (HAU), Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

unitednationsplaza, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 14a, 10249 Berlin

bootlab, Tucholskystrasse 6, 10117 Berlin


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Among the registered participants and delegates are: John Akomfrah, Shaina Anand, Valery Alzaga, Jeebesh Bagchi, Bankleer, Persson Baumgartinger, Franco Berardi, Beatrice Bismarck, Ms Ava Caradonna, Katherine Carl, Hae-Lin Choi, Celine Condorelli, Detlef Diederichsen, Diedrich Diederichsen, Mick Duncan, Reem Fadda, Munir Fasheh, Lisa Fithian, Amy Franceschini, Anselm Franke, Vlatka Frketic, Beatrice Gibson, Avery Gordon, Jana Graham, Kathryn Gray, Valeria Graziano, Vanalyne Green, Harry Halpin, Stefano Harney, Young-In Hong, Stefan Heidenreich, Paula Hildebrandt, Tom Holert, Rafael Horzon, Jaromil, Paul O’Kane, Anja Kanngieser, Martin Krenn, Stephen Lerner, Dieter Lesage, Lawrence Liang, Susan Pui San Lok, Sebastian Luetgert, Oliver Luker, Nathalie Magnan, Armin Medosch, Phil Misselwitz, Eva Moraga, Ayat Najafi, Estelle Nabeyrat, Hans Nieswandt, Christopher Nsoh, 9eme collectif des Sans Papier, Angela Melitopoulos, Andrew Paterson, John Palmesino, Susie Pratt, Béatrice Rettig, Adrian Rifkin, Jan Ritsema, Stefan Roemer, Zoe Romano, School of Missing Studies, Olivier Schulbaum, Bada Song, Marten Spangberg, Rob Stone, Ashok Sukumaran, Oana Tanase, Tobias Thomas, Anton Vidokle, Jo Walsh, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Eyal Weizmann, Simon Worthington, Adnan Yildiz, Aelim Yun, Manuela Zechner, Philippe Zourgane and many more

SUMMMIT is designed by Irit Rogoff and Florian Schneider in collaboration with Kodwo Eshun, Susanne Lang, Nicolas Siepen and Nora Sternfeld.

Organization: Multitude e.V., in collaboration with Goldsmiths College, London University and Witte de With, Rotterdam. SUMMIT is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

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