[spectre] SUMMIT prep meetings in london and berlin

florian schneider fls at kein.org
Wed May 2 16:30:14 CEST 2007

SUMMIT non-aligned initiatives in education culture

Public prep meeting in Berlin

On Thursday May 3rd 2007, 8pm, the next public preparatory meeting for
SUMMIT will take place at unitednationsplaza, Platz der Vereinten
Nationen 14a, 10249 Berlin. The meeting offers the possibility to
discuss and introduce proposals for collaborations, workshops, or
other ideas to plug into. The project will be introduced by Valery
Alzaga, Susanne Lang, Sebastian Luetgert and Florian Schneider.

Summit presentation in London

On May 10th between 12 and 2 pm Irit Rogoff, Kodwo Eshun and Florian
Schneider will do a presentation on SUMMIT at Goldsmiths College
London, in room 137A. Please come along to see whether you might be
interested in offering a concept or an issue with which to take part
in SUMMIT itself.

SUMMIT non-aligned initiatives in education culture

May 24 to 28, 2007, Berlin (DE)

Two weeks before this years 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 proposal to
question and to change 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
it is equally a platform for cultural actualisation and self
organization: these projects range from free academies, to exhibitions
as educational modes to ad-hoc initiatives within social, political
and cultural organisations. Parallel to that many initiatives are
taking place within or at the margins of institutions which 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 to come forth and unalign from both, the tendencies
of bureaucratization and privatization of knowledge and education. The
four-day event focusses 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 meetings and sessions in working groups
caucuses, workshops, drafting sessions and history lessons as well as
open forums for initiating proposals, highlighting practices and
making theory urgent.

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

Registration and further information at: http://summit.kein.org

Organization: Multitude e.V., together with Goldsmiths College, London
University and Witte de With, Rotterdam. SUMMIT is supported by the
Federal Culture Foundation, Germany.

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