9th of november - 7th of december | Studsgade 46

Sites of Becoming 2/2

PERFORMANCE: Stitching with SCOBY by Zeenath Hasan (Designer and lecturer, S/DK) TALK & EXHIBITION: Future Gardens By Alevetina Kakhidze (Artist, UE) TALK: by Carl Fraser (Researcher, UK)
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Sites of Becoming 2/2

Time & Location

9th of november - 7th of december
Studsgade 46, Studsgade 46, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark

About The Event

PERFORMANCE, TALK AND EXHIBITION This second part of Sites of Becoming marks the ending of our two-year long project Room for Improved Futures. Thursday the 8th will revolve around future gardens, public spaces and SCOBY sewing projects.The evening will feature an exhibition opening on the 8th of November 16.30 by Alevtina Kakhidze, a talk by Carl Frazer and a performance by Zeenath Hasan. 

Talk og exhibition 

by Alevtina Kakhidze

During her artist’s presentation Alevtina will talk about her project “Future Gardens”. Before the war in Ukraine started, she had been working on the idea of adult gardens. A garden where the gardener has less control. On a background of 4-years armed conflict she observes coexistence of plants freed from the gardener’s intervention: their active and passive strategies in contact with pathogens. These observations bring hope for the human future without wars. In her project Alevtina gives some notes and designs for gardeners with universal character. 


by Zeenath Hasan 

Stitching with SCOBY. The microbe, as a figure in the laboratory, kitchen and factory, involves processes of care that are relational and interdependent. Becoming with more than human things as instruments of knowledge production is a way of knowing. Taking point in Puig de la Bellacasa's (2017) matters of care, we are 'being touched by what we touch'. Stitching with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) we will write stories to intervene into materialities and agencies of the Capitaloscene. 


by Carl Fraser 

In his talk, Carl Fraser will look at the commonalities between the disparate practices of "Direct action" and building "high st. communities". He will use case study examples from London, where both ambitions are facilitated by public(ly accessible) spaces and citizen appropriation of these spaces as an act of agency. In his opinion, there can be an underdeveloped potential to share tactical approaches to achieve desirable social, political and economic outcomes for citizens. and the practices that creates, animates and embody these, are the starting point.

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