"A significant aspect of my practice as a choreographer and a cultural worker is how we can engage and rehearse proposals for future communities"
“The pandemic has made us more aware of the politics and urgency of touch and ways of being together. The relationship between the intimate and the planetary, have also become far more evident. How do we think from the micro gesture to the infrastructural?“
“A significant aspect of my practice as a choreographer and a cultural worker is how we can engage and rehearse proposals for future communities? What it is to make spaces that strengthen a sense of belonging?“
Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Artist and choreographer, Berlin/Warsaw, spoke during the first day of the CIMAM Conference, within the thematic framework of Conflicts, Crisis and the Politics of Growth.
The CIMAM 2021 Annual Conference was held on November 5-7, 2021, hosted as initially planned by the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz and the NOMUS New Art Museum/ Branch of the National Museum in Gdansk, Poland.
During the three days of discussions, the conference focused on the two interconnected current crises of Xenophobia and Climate Change, and the sometimes hidden or unexplored connections between the two.
Keynote speakers and relevant case-study presentations showed how institutions, artists, and thinkers working together can provide practical laboratories concerning these emerging issues and offer methodological tools to combat discriminatory and nationalistic tendencies in an increasingly divisive and divided world.
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