» WAVE Workshops on Activism and Visuality in Europe

WAVE: Workshops on Activism and Visuality in Europe is a two-day online event created in collaboration between Fresh Eye and critic and activist Nicholas Mirzoeff held on November 19 and 20. It offers an intensive program including workshops, moderated discussions and sharing examples of good practice led by inspiring critics, activists and artists whose creative work is strongly linked to solving the current, primarily human rights and social global issues such as racism, migration, growing populism and preserving community memory.

The full-day program, which brings together 12 participants from Central and Eastern Europe selected in an open call, is closed to the public. However, its recordings will be available later in the Fresh Eye archive and on the project website www.wave-workshops.org.

Each day, the program ends with a public livestreamed lecture to which you can contribute with your questions via the Fresh Eye YouTube channel:

November 19, 2021      

Nicholas Mirzoeff (critic and activist, NYC) // White Sight: Visual Politics and Practices of Whiteness (moderated by Andrea Průchová Hrůzová, Fresh Eye)

November 20, 2021      

Houria Bouteldja (political activist, France–Algeria) // Why White Antifascism Is Not Enough to Fight Islamophobia?  (moderated by Nicholas Mirzoeff)

Program of closed / recorded sessions:

DAY 1 // November 19

  • 9.00-10.30 Introductory Assembly 
  • 10.30-11.00 break
  • 11.00-13.00 workshop with Justinien Tribillon Critical cartography: In maps we trust? / critical designer and writer, Paris-London 
  • 13.00-14.30 break
  • 14.30-16.00 moderated discussion with Bahar Behbahani All water has a perfect memory / independent visual artist, Brooklyn-Iran
  • 16.00-17.30 break
  • 17.30-18.30 Feedback discussion & Thoughts sharing
  • 18.30-19.00 break
  • 19.00-20.30 public lecture by Nicholas Mirzoeff White sight: Visual politics and practices of whiteness / critic and activist, NYC

DAY 2 // November 20

  • 10.00-11.30 moderated discussion with Alana Lentin „Not Racism“, Antiracism and the Dead-End of Hypocrisy / antiracist race critical scholar, Sydney
  • 11.30-14.00 break
  • 14.00-16.00 workshop with Francesca Martinez Tagliavia Visual infrapolitics: Gender performance, between secret visuality and postfeminist resistance / critical theorist, Palermo
  • 16.00-17.00 break
  • 17.00-18.30 Final Assembly
  • 18.30-19.00 break 
  • 19.00-20.30 – public lecture by Houria Bouteldja Why white antifacism is not enough to fight islamophobia? / political activist and writer, France-Algeria 

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