April 21, 2021 - Akademie Schloss Solitude - Hybrid ways of knowledge production
April 21, 2021

Akademie Schloss Solitude

Nkhensani Mkhari, Zibuyile Zinkisi. Courtesy of the artist.

Hybrid ways of knowledge production

Akademie Schloss Solitude

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International, transdisciplinary, hybrid: Akademie Schloss Solitude is an artists’ residence in Stuttgart/Germany that affords artists and scientists from all over the world valuable freedom to develop their work and perform research in both a physical and digital context. Over the course of the past year—as part of its 30-year anniversary, which coincided with a global pandemic—Akademie Schloss Solitude developed alternative formats and platforms for collective and decentralized knowledge production. It is our aim to make the results of these discourses globally visible and accessible within the digital sphere. We therefore invite you to immerse yourself in our online space to experience digital artworks from our web residents, as well as to browse our vast offers of streamed lectures and discussions as well as articles from our publications.

Online lecture: “Beyond Stucco: The Architectures of Commodified Housing” by Ana Filipovic
April 23, 2021, 7pm

Since the turn of the millennium, the housing sector has been developing at a rapid pace from being a common good into a vehicle for profit accumulation. In a conversation with Anh-Linh Ngo, editor-in-chief of ARCH+ magazine, architect and artist Ana Filipovic will explore the question what spatial embodiments such a profit-oriented logic produces.

Register to attend via Zoom at register [​at​] akademie-solitude.de.

The online event takes places within the framework of the exhibition Beyond Walls – Über Grenzen hinaus, presented by Akademie Schloss  Solitude on the occasion of its 30th anniversary at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. It unites works by current and former fellows whose work addresses national, cultural or linguistic borders – barriers that have a considerable impact on our society.

Watch a tour of the exhibition here.

Ecosystem of Knowledge: Horizontal reading groups by Gabriella Torres-Ferrer
Ecosystem of knowledge as a platform for collective knowledge productions offers fellows and guest a working platform on specific topics. The horizontal reading group—initiated by Gabriella Torres-Ferrer—starts with Mandy Williams and Tatiana Bazzichelli, who explore questions about the nature of intellectual community on social media platforms as well as the connection between art and technology.  

May 6, 7pm with Mandy Harris Williams
May 12, 7pm with Tatiana Bazzichelli

More information on our website.

Publication: Untranslatable Terms of Cultural Practices – A Shared Vocabulary
Akademie Schloss Solitude’s jubilee publication proposes a new vocabulary of terms that remain untranslated in their original language and enrich our vocabulary. These are words that convey cultural practices, attitudes and value systems and are explained from their respective language and word canon. It makes global knowledge systems visible and promotes the accessibility of valuable everyday practices.

Every week a new term will be published online on our website.
You can also order a printed copy here.

Solitude Journal 2: On the Occult and the Supernatural
With the upcoming issue of Solitude Journal we address artistic practices that look at the hermetic tradition and alternative communication systems inspiring change. It presents a variety of artistic positions, where artistic research borders with practical magic. In spiritual terms of the Solitude Journal, we acknowledge an ongoing surge of interest in artists seeking the invisible.

Read the new issue.

Web residencies
With its web residencies, Digital Solitude, the digital program of Akademie Schloss Solitude, has been inviting artists, designers, cyborgs, hackers and researchers who use digital space since 2016. All works that have been created within the program are available on our website.

Visit our new online space to explore the latest projects from the Digital Solitude program.

Lecture series: “Transformation—Unfolding the Future”
The series brought together international scientists and artists who make significant contributions on the question of how we want to shape our society and our coexistence. In their research, they raise questions on new concepts for social transformations, political invention and solidarity. The role that artists and artistic production plays in the unfolding of the future is at the core of the lecture and workshop series.

Watch the online lectures on Vimeo.

Webinar: “Nepantlas: Infrastructures for World-building” 
Curated by Daphne Dragona

“Nepantlas” was a cluster of online talks focusing on “architectures” and infrastructures—social and technological—based on relations of care, respect and interdependence. The title is inspired by the work of Gloria Anzaldúa who uses the Nahuatl word “Nepantla” to express the potential of spaces lying in between, at the cracks between worlds.

Watch the online talks on Vimeo.

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