Smashing Wor(l)ds

Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies 

Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies aims to engage with vocabularies, languages, and narratives of resistance in order to build new forms of expressions against an epistemic violence of growing levels ingrained in our vocabularies.

The project is built as a collaborative and multidisciplinary platform bringing together institutions, artists, grassroots organizations, and researchers for a multivalent dialogue between diverse life practices, stories, and voices to oppose cultural and social marginalization. We will address the forms of communication and practices of European cultural institutions through processes of questioning vocabularies, hegemonic narratives, and centric knowledge. The project will establish a map of sharing experiences, and a charter and podcasts for future vocabularies, inspired by counter-cultural activities opposing xenophobia, heteronormativity, and racism.

This project is the result of a partnership between the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Poland), the Inna Przestrzeń [Other Space] Foundation (Poland), Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR) with the Africa Museum (Belgium), Kulturen in Bewegung (Austria) with Afro Rainbow Austria [ARA], Queer BaseSilent University GrazStudents of the Post-Conceptual Art Practices Studios at the Academy of Fine Arts [PCAP].

Funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Hier geht's zur Smashing Wor(l)ds Webplattform

Eine interaktive digitale Plattform, die als ein Prozess der künstlerischen Forschung verstanden werden kann. Die Plattform präsentiert Ergebnisse aller Aktivitäten unseres Projekts in Österreich, sowie auch aus den anderen Partnerländern Belgien und Polen auf kreative Weise. Outcomes und Produkte der performativen Labs, sowie die Aktivitäten der Partnerorganisationen verschmelzen auf der Smashing Wor(l)ds Online-Plattform, die zum Lernen und Ver*lernen kultureller Praxen einlädt.

Translation Lab - Performative Lab in Graz Finding and Founding 25. - 26. Sept 2021

BUILDING NEW VOCABULARIES OF RESISTANCE. Screening, lectures, performative interventions, November 11-12, 2020: SYMPOSIUM: Performative Digital LAB/Zoom-presentations

VIDEO - Online event of the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art: Smashing Wor(l)ds. Rozbrajanie języków rozbrajanie światów.

PODCAST- Translation Lab @ Literaturhaus Graz, September 25./ 26.-09-2021: