Privilege Walk/Symposium - PROGRAM

Saturday, September 6

10.00 Registration

10.30-11.00 Introduction
The YES! Association
Presentation of the YES! Association and the symposium

11.00-12.30 Lecture
Kuratorisk Aktion
Privileges Deconstructed: Curating Across the ‘North South White Colored Male Female Straight Queer Normal Abnormal Corporate Corporeal Individual State Subject Object’ Divide of Global Capitalism.
The collaborative Kuratorisk Aktion situates curatorial practice in relation to economic, social, and cultural divisions and hierarchies produced and preserved by the current capitalist world order. This is an introduction to their work.

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.30 Workshops
Jeuno JE Kim (workshop 1)
How to Construct a Feminist Workshop That Doesn’t Fall Apart in 2 Hours – A performative lecture, a collective reading aloud, and conducting autointerviews.
A performative lecture leading into a collective reading aloud from a selection of Fredrich Nietzsche's aphorisms combined with sections from Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, dealing with the master-slave dialectics. The workshop will end with a session of ‘autointerviews’.

Victoria Kawesa (workshop 2)
Feminist transnational dialogues – White privileges and sisterhood.
Using transnational dialogues and understanding as starting points, questions regarding whiteness and sisterhood in relation to feminism are to be discussed. What does white privileges entail? What does feminist sisterhood entail? What are transnational dialogues in a globalised world?

Malin Arnell (workshop 3)
Not Cancelled Due to Rain. Interactions and re-valuation exercises in the context of Möllevångstorget.
The workshop will be about action and interactions, it will deal with our experiences and different forms of understanding. We don’t know yet but something will absolutely happen – but for sure not everything.

16.00-17.30 Lecture
Paula Mulinari
Intersections of inequality, intersections of resistance.
Taking Malmö and the inequalities shaping this special place as a point of departure, Paula Mulinari will discuss the link between intersectionality and resistance.

18.00-19.30 Film screening
Privilege by Yvonne Rainer
Privilege (1990) begins with a documentary style exploration of the taboo subject of menopause and goes on to explore the historical medicalisation and trivialisation of women. The film doesn't take on a pat victim mentality in its exploration but rather widens its focus to consider the many competing forms of discrimination that exist in our society.

Dinner, bar, DJ and world famous band - Fabulebbs & the Sensational Stage Dyke
Fabulebbs & The Sensational Stage Dyke is an incomparable lesbian experience that gets straight to the point.

Sunday, September 7

10.00-11.00 Performance
Privilege Walk with Johanna Gustavsson

Privilege Walk is a pedagogical tool used to understand the intricacies of privilege e.g. “If you were ever called names because of your race, class, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, take one step back.” “If your parents were professionals: doctors, lawyers, etc. take one step forward.” This collaborative performance aims to mark the privileges of all of us participating in the symposium.

11.00-12.30 Lecture
Angela Dimitrakaki
Gender and Labour in Contemporary Art.
The lecture will discuss the work of contemporary artists in relation to globalisation and gender. Specifically, the argument will consider how the socio-economic processes described as ‘globalisation’ have possibly generated a new interest in labour relations which is evident in art today; transformed contemporary art practice in ways that bring it closer to hegemonic forms of labour as defined in political theory; and, finally, that such changes become greatly visible once attention shifts to the gendered artist, that is – and this is said with some irony – the ‘woman artist’.

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.30 Workshops
Mujeres Publicas (workshop 4)
The workshop will focus on political actions from a creative perspective; to work and act to produce an alternative to traditional ways of understanding political demonstrations. The objective is to denounce, make visible and to favour reflections about different forms of oppression against women.

Ellen Nyman (workshop 5)
‘The best intentions’ – A privileged walking tour!
The theme of the workshop is to deconstruct our own power positions and to define the contexts we usually do not prioritized and the reason why. To actively become aware of different ways of acting will be dealt with using our own experiences and practical visualizations.

Athena Farrokhzad (workshop 6)
Collective writing.
What could a text be if it belonged to everyone and nobody? What are the aesthetics and politics of collective writing, and what is it good for? What power relations are there in collaborative textual processes? The workshop introduces possible theoretical tools for
collective writing and puts them to practical use collectively.

16.00-17.30 Lecture
Vanja Hermele
The Thanks, but no Thanks.
A short guide through the most common, but not very rational explanations why equality is out of the question when it comes to Art and Culture.

Conclusion, summary and evaluation

Saturday and Sunday
A film program, curated by the YES! Association will be presented continuously on two monitors in the bar. It includes a selection of videos that in different ways relate to the overall theme of the symposium. The program tries to outline what intersectionality can be and how it can be strategically implemented.