Workshop with Luiza Proença
Fri, 27 October, 5–7:30 p.m.


Language: English (If needed, we can provide a simultaneous translation into German)
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Inspired by the artworks by Ines Doujak and by proposals of other authors, the workshop is an invitation to the participants to map things and beings that are important to their lives and existences: relations, interests, dependencies, etc. If these things should be packed in a suitcase, what would this suitcase look like and what would it carry? How do these things need to be taken care of? The goal is to recognize what makes each of our worlds, how we tell our own stories, how we present ourselves to others and to cross different maps.
First, we will visit Ines Doujak's exhibition together and discuss some topics related to structures and imaginaries that provoke ecological crises, wars, extinctions, mutations and migrations. We will also learn about stories of solidarity and resistance.
Second, through some exercises and questions participants will develop their maps or suitcases, connecting their subjective stories to political histories, to the land and the planet, to visible or invisible communities.

This workshop is also open to teenagers and young adults.

Luiza Proença is a transdisciplinary curator and writer. She is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at PUC Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with research focused on forms of ecological resistance through collaborative artistic practices, and a member of the *Earth and Us: Education, Research and Citizenship in the Anthropocene *network, responsible for the organisation of the Anthropocene Campus Brazil and Latin America. During 2022, she was a Communal/societal based-work fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany and in 2023 at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Poland. Previously she has worked as a curator at a number of projects and institutions, including: 9th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre/Brazil; 31st Bienal de São Paulo; the Museu de Arte de São Paulo and bauhaus imaginista, HKW, Berlin/Germany.


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Funding and support:
Ministerium für Kunst und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Creative Europe
Stadt Köln
Deltax contemporary

The event is part of a larger endeavor called "Islands of Kinship: A Collective Manual for Sustainable and Inclusive Art Institutions”, in which CCA Temporary Gallery works with six international partner institutions: Jindrich Chalupecky Society (Prague), Latvian Center for Contemporary Art (Riga), Frame Contemporary Art Finland (Helsinki), Julius Koller Society (Bratislava), Faculty of things that can't be learned (Skopje) and Stroom den Haag (The Hague). Islands of Kinship is co-funded by the EU Program Creative Europe.