COUNTERSPACE EVENTS

30/05/21 & 01/06/21 12-5pm (CET) – ACTIVIST ORGANISING AND ORGANISING ACTIVISM: A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD IN THE MAKING CONFERENCE by Ephemera. Ephemera is an independent peer-reviewed open access online journal founded in 2001 about theory, politics and organising. Countering the current hegemonisation of social theory it operates at the borders of organisation studies continuously seeking to question what organisation studies is and what it can become. The journal is supported by individual donors and academic institutions, currently the University Library of Bern, Switzerland and the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Ephemera’s ACTIVIST ORGANISING AND ORGANISING ACTIVISM: A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD IN THE MAKING conference program opens with a Panel on ‘Organising for Social Change: Arts, Activism and Research’ with interventions by Casco (Netherlands) among others. Followed by Panels on ‘Arts Activism’, ‘Activism and Pandemic Reflections’, ‘Politics of Alternative Organising’, ‘Theory in Practice’, ‘Organising Democracy and the state’, ‘Tensions and Opportunities within Alternative Organising’, ‘ Building Bridges through Academic Activism’, ‘Organising Change through Technology’. Closing with a Panel on ‘Activism through Education’. The break-down of each panel includes topics such as ‘The Politics of Cooperative Movements’, ‘From Prefiguration to Preparation: Post-Capitalist Futures’, ‘Abolitionist Rewordings for a Post-pandemic Time’, and ‘Iceland: Intersectional Anarchism’ among many others. Counterspace’s curator Cristina Morales will be a guest-speaker within the Panel ‘Arts Activism’ on CULTURAL ACTIVISM AS COUNTERPOWER and further information is available here.

11/04/21 7.30-9.30PM BST – MONTHLY DECOLONIAL LAB ONLINE by Counterspace – PARADIGM VII. Hosted by Cristina Morales, the monthly Decolonial Lab online by Counterspace is the only non-hierarchical and international grassroots forum experience rooted in Critical Pedagogy holding space for decolonial theory, and most importantly, a collective exploration of the subject and co-creation of a new paradigm, as decolonial practice. Normally booked as live Decolonial Lab/s of bespoke length by groups, this particular Decolonial Lab online is happening once a month in cycles of 7 (which can be joined any time) for interested individuals without geographical restrictions. As a grassroots international forum, this lab is addressed to people from all walks of life and locations ready to build, through relational learning, new pools of alternative collective knowledge production in circulation. This is the last lab of this first cycle and further information is available here.

31/03/21 7.30-9.30PM BST – MONTHLY DECOLONIAL LAB ONLINE by Counterspace – PARADIGM VI. Hosted by Cristina Morales, the monthly Decolonial Lab online by Counterspace is the only non-hierarchical and international grassroots forum experience rooted in Critical Pedagogy holding space for decolonial theory, and most importantly, a collective exploration of the subject and co-creation of a new paradigm, as decolonial practice. Normally booked as live Decolonial Lab/s of bespoke length by groups, this particular Decolonial Lab online is happening once a month in cycles of 7 (which can be joined any time) for interested individuals without geographical restrictions. As a grassroots international forum, this lab is addressed to people from all walks of life and locations ready to build, through relational learning, new pools of alternative collective knowledge production in circulation. Further information is available here.

28/02/21 7.30-9.30PM BST – MONTHLY DECOLONIAL LAB ONLINE by Counterspace – PARADIGM V. Hosted by Cristina Morales, the monthly Decolonial Lab online by Counterspace is the only non-hierarchical and international grassroots forum experience rooted in Critical Pedagogy holding space for decolonial theory, and most importantly, a collective exploration of the subject and co-creation of a new paradigm, as decolonial practice. Normally booked as live Decolonial Lab/s of bespoke length by groups, this particular Decolonial Lab online is happening once a month in cycles of 7 (which can be joined any time) for interested individuals without geographical restrictions. As a grassroots international forum, this lab is addressed to people from all walks of life and locations ready to build, through relational learning, new pools of alternative collective knowledge production in circulation. Further information is available here.

31/01/21 7.30-9.30PM BST – MONTHLY DECOLONIAL LAB ONLINE by Counterspace – PARADIGM IV. Hosted by Cristina Morales, the monthly Decolonial Lab online by Counterspace is the only non-hierarchical and international grassroots forum experience rooted in Critical Pedagogy holding space for decolonial theory, and most importantly, a collective exploration of the subject and co-creation of a new paradigm, as decolonial practice. Normally booked as live Decolonial Lab/s of bespoke length by groups, this particular Decolonial Lab online is happening once a month in cycles of 7 (which can be joined any time) for interested individuals without geographical restrictions. As a grassroots international forum, this lab is addressed to people from all walks of life and locations ready to build, through relational learning, new pools of alternative collective knowledge production in circulation. Further information is available here.

20/11/20 7.30-9.30PM BST – MONTHLY DECOLONIAL LAB ONLINE by Counterspace – PARADIGM III. . Hosted by Cristina Morales, the monthly Decolonial Lab online by Counterspace is the only non-hierarchical and international grassroots forum experience rooted in Critical Pedagogy holding space for decolonial theory, and most importantly, a collective exploration of the subject and co-creation of a new paradigm, as decolonial practice. Normally booked as live Decolonial Lab/s of bespoke length by groups, this particular Decolonial Lab online is happening once a month in cycles of 7 (which can be joined any time) for interested individuals without geographical restrictions. As a grassroots international forum, this lab is addressed to people from all walks of life and locations ready to build, through relational learning, new pools of alternative collective knowledge in circulation. Further information is available here.

3/11/20 6-8PM BST – DECOLONIAL LAB FOR CULTURAL ACTIVISTS by Counterspace for Primary. Counterspace curator Cristina Morales was invited to offer a ‘Decolonial Lab for Cultural Activists online, in the frame of Making Place exhibition and the monthly forum Social Practice Social, curated by Rebecca Beinart and supported by Primary – Nottingham – UK. Further info is available here.

15/10/20 7.30-9.30PM BST – MONTHLY DECOLONIAL LAB ONLINE by Counterspace – PARADIGM II. Hosted by Cristina Morales, the monthly Decolonial Lab online by Counterspace is the only non-hierarchical and international grassroots forum experience rooted in Critical Pedagogy holding space for decolonial theory, and most importantly, a collective exploration of the subject and co-creation of a new paradigm, as decolonial practice. Normally booked as live Decolonial Lab/s of bespoke length by groups, this particular Decolonial Lab online is happening once a month in cycles of 7 (which can be joined any time) for interested individuals without geographical restrictions. As a grassroots international forum, this lab is addressed to people from all walks of life and locations ready to build, through relational learning, new pools of alternative collective knowledge in circulation. Further information is available here.

16/09/20 6-8PM BST – RADICAL IMAGINATION by Social Art Network. Counterspace curator Cristina Morales was invited as a guest speaker and co-host to Social Art Network online event ‘Radical Imagination‘, along with Social Practice artists Sophie Hope, Fran Cotell, Ignacio Acosta, E-J Scott and Social Art Network co-founder R.M Sanchez-Camus. Curated by Sally Labern, this practice-led and decentralised event was facilitated by Social Art Network London, and partially streamed and now available here.

01/09/20 6-8PM BST DECOLONISING CULTURE: UNLEARNING AND RELEARNING THROUGH CREATIVE PRACTICE by Social Art Network. Counterspace curator Cristina Morales was invited to give a talk about her practice for Social Art Network online event ‘Decolonising Culture: Unlearning and Relearning through Creative Practice‘, along with artist Sofia Yala N’Lolo. Curated by Susuana Amoah and facilitated by Socially Engaged Art Salon and Social Art Network Brighton.

01/09/20 8.30-10.30M BST – MONTHLY DECOLONIAL LAB ONLINE by Counterspace – PARADIGM I. Hosted by Cristina Morales, the monthly Decolonial Lab online by Counterspace is the only non-hierarchical and international grassroots forum experience rooted in Critical Pedagogy holding space for decolonial theory, and most importantly, a collective exploration of the subject and co-creation of a new paradigm, as decolonial practice. Normally booked as live Decolonial Lab/s of bespoke length by groups, this particular Decolonial Lab online is happening once a month in cycles of 7 (which can be joined any time) for interested individuals without geographical restrictions. As a grassroots international forum, this lab is addressed to people from all walks of life and locations ready to build, through relational learning, new pools of alternative collective knowledge in circulation.Further information is available here.

12/06/20 6-8PM BST – DECOLONIAL LAB by Counterspace for Antiuniversity Now Festival. In the frame of COVID-19 lockdown, Counterspace’s curator Cristina Morales held the first Decolonial Lab online pilot test for London-based Antiuniversity Now Festival 2020, curated by Shiri Shalmy and Emma Winch, and facilitated by The Common House.


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