Practices of Attunement & #Instituting, New Alphabet School
Chara Stergiou (Fellow 2020), as a member of the Practices of Attunement, takes part at the organization of the same titled workshop of New Alphabet School #Instituting at The Eight, Athens and organized by Haus der Kulturen der Welt in collaboration with The Eight & Goethe-Institut Athens.
The Practices of Attunement workshop is a proposition that takes “instituting” as a nonfinite verb, a call to collective action: a never-ending form of speculation, adopting attentiveness, receptivity and movement as its constituent elements. It seeks to extend Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s notion of “study”: an encounter “where you allow yourself to be possessed by others,” instituting a mode of counter-maintenance, generating and maintaining felicitous conditions for encounters. For New Alphabet School #Instituting, PoA invites participants to join in extended sessions that focus on maintaining, triggering or establishing the conditions for study via remote(ly) collective practices of attunement occurring (a)synchronously across multiple sites.
Invited writers Fred Moten and Stefano Harney give a collaborate lecture on “Instituting” and its relation to the “Undercommons” and to talk about their ongoing work, including their forthcoming book “All Incomplete” while part of the artist collective ruangrupa, will deliver a participatory lecture on aspects of “Instituting” given their diverse ongoing collective practice.
The event and program on #Instituting is curated by Gigi Argyropoulou and Kostas Tzimoulis.