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Internationales Sommerfestival 2018
Heimatphantasien:

Konferenz

Theory / Wheelchair users / With hearing amplification / Kampnagel
  • Sat, 18.08.2018 15:00
    Free entrance. In English and German with simultaneous translation (please bring headphone and smartphone)
    Kampnagel – P1 Registration
  • Sun, 19.08.2018 12:00
    Free entrance. In English and German with simultaneous translation (please bring headphone and smartphone)
    Kampnagel – P1 Registration

In the face of global migration movements and crises in a world that is above all economically globalized, the terms »heimat« (homeland) and »nation« are currently experiencing a discursive and political renaissance. »Heimat« expresses a yearning for an idealized space promising childlike comfort and security while »nation« refers to the idea of a homogenous community composed of supposedly similar people. Both terms share a function as spaces of political projection. What happens when »Heimat« is revived as a principle of national and territorial origin? What does it mean when the two concepts of »heimat« and »nation« come together in the German Federal Interior Ministry’s recent expansion into a Heimat Ministry? How are these concepts discussed in other regional contexts? Where are they fragile and where are the alternatives?

The HEIMATPHANTASIEN (homeland fantasies) conference critically examines the terms »nation« and »heimat«: Over two days, the concepts’ implicit projections, attractiveness, contradictions and historical development are discussed. It examines the potential of understanding migration as an interruption of the national narrative and gets to the root of the traditional entanglement between nationalist ideology and patriarchal rule, explores the historical contemporaneity of colonialism and nation-building – and discusses contemporary attempts to create transor post-national communities beyond national identities.

PROGRAM

saturday, 18.08. 
15:00 HEIMATPHANTASIEN
Introduction and welcome by Margarita Tsomou, the curator of the conference, dramaturge, moderator and pop-feminist Missy Magazinepublisher.

15:15 – 16:45 VON DER NATION ZUR HEIMAT? 
talk with DIEDRICH DIEDERICHSEN UND MELY KIYAK

The Author Mely Kiyak, known for her column in Die Zeit, and pop-theorist Diedrich Diederichsen discuss the construction and dangers of current »homeland fantasies« in the German-speaking realm.

17:00 – 18:30 MIGRATIONSHINTERRUND - UNTERBRECHUNG DER NATION?
Discussion with KAREN TAYLOR, MARK TERKESSIDIS and t.b.a.

A conversation about the role of migration and the place of people of colour within homeland-national narratives. With Bundestag human-rights advisor and spokesperson for EOTO (community and empowerment project for black people in Germany) Karen Taylor and migration researcher Mark Terkessidis.
 

Sunday, 19.08.

12:00 – 13:00 ICH UND DIE ANDEREN?
lecture by ISOLDE CHARIM

Isolde Charim, Austrian philosopher, columnist and a central organizer of the protests on Vienna’s Heldenplatz against the formation of the ÖVP-FPÖ coalition in 2000, presents her theses about nation-building and the imagined homeland from her most recent book, »Ich und die Anderen. Wie die neue Pluralisierung uns alle verändert« (Me and the others. How the new pluralization is changing us all).

13:15 – 14:45 NATIONENBILDUNG UND KOLONIALISMUS IN SÜDOSTASIEN
talk with HYUNJIN KIM aND HO TZU NYEN

Visual artist Ho Tzu Nyen, who explores the construction of national identities in Southeast Asia in his work, speaks with curator and academic Hyunjin Kim from Seoul about the historical connections between colonialism and nation-building in Southeast Asia and about his artistic attempt at creating a post-national dictionary from which the festival is presenting four works.

15:45 – 17:15 HEIMATPHANTASIEN = MÄNNERPHANTASIEN: DIE MÄNNLICHE NATION?
talk with GABRIELE KÄMPER aND KLAUS THEWELEIT

The head of the Berlin Senate’s Office for Equality and author of »Die männliche Nation. Politische Rhetorik der neuen intellektuellen Rechten« (The male nation. Political rhetorics of the new right-wing intellectuals) Gabriele Kämper and theorist and author of the famous volume »Männerphantasien« (Male Fantasies) Klaus Theweleit explore the question of why maleness was traditionally connected to ethnic nationalism and how this is now being rearticulated as right-wing extremist anti-feminism.

17:30 – 19:00 JENSEITS DER NATION? TRANSNATIONALE FEMINISTISCHE PROTESTE, MUNIZIPALISMUS IN SPANIEN UND DIE STAATENLOSE DEMOKRATIE ROJAVAS
DIScussion with HAVIN GUNESER, THAIS GUISASOLA UND RAUL ZELIK

Journalist and leading Kurdish women’s rights activist Havin Guneser speaks with writer Raul Zelik and Brazilian filmmaker and activist Thais Guisasola about forms of transnational feminist protests in Latin America and local municipality organization in Spain and the Kurdish territories, where communities define themselves outside of national frames.

 



Funded by: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.


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