Engaged dis-identifications, NOTES#6: disburdening lack

1. Po-ethic inquiry: the genealogy of lack In "Pedagogies of Crossing" (2005) Jacqui Alexander states that colonialism mutilates our visceral sense of entanglement.  This  dismemberment of our collective existence generates in its fragmented units “a yearning for wholeness, often expressed as a yearning to belong, a yearning that is both material and existential, both psychic …

Engaged dis-identifications, NOTES#7: Excerpts of Repairing the Irreparable

Repairing the irreparable is a concept developed by Fernanda Eugenio as part of her work with the collective AND_Lab. It is a play on words from the portuguese term ‘reparar’, which encompasses various meanings such as re-stopping, re-attending, ie noticing as an inventory/invention practice, as well as repairing. This post is a collection of quotations …

Engaged dis-identifications, NOTES#8: de-selfing the self

1. Po-ethic inquiry: rearranging desires uncoercively [an education-to-come as] ‘ an uncoercive rearrangement of desires’ [towards] an ‘ethical imperative to relate to the Other, before will’ - Gayatri Spivak, Righting Wrongs 2004. [the problems of unexamined investments in harmful systems cannot be addressed in education through cognition alone] 2. Stretching spaces How can a pedagogy …

Engaged dis-identifications, NOTES#5: undressing and transmuting fears

1. Po-ethic inquiry: un-fearing fears Five propositions to decolonize the unconscious (A creative adaptation from a larger list written by Suely Rolnik in her book Esferas da Insurreição, 2018) 1. Activate the vital compass: re-­‐activate the body as a knowing entity that receives and experiences the world as continuous with itself in its living condition …

a dor do mundo

Por Dino Siwek A dor do mundo dança em mim a dor me é dada matéria etérea ancestral sussurro presente de gerações passadas A dor do mundo em mim escolhe se fala ou cala mas é luxúria guardá-la se por todo lado a ferida reabre a cada segundoA dor do mundo é também da terra …

Engaged dis-identifications, NOTES#1: gesturing towards existence “with/out” representation

1. Po-ethic inquiry: layering existence THERE IS ME (inhabiting a heart-beating body limited by temporality) THERE IS ME AND YOU (relating through a historically scripted social body) THERE IS ME IN YOU (worlded and composting within a wider earthly body)... …and THERE IS NEITHER ME NOR YOU (in nothingness/every-thingness beyond time, space and form) 2. …

Engaged dis-identifications, NOTES#2: testing antidotes to indifference

1. Po-ethic inquiry: dis-immunizations Embracing Thorns Acknowledge the constructs in which I find myself in. Tune in to a wider metabolism. Accept our shared ability to both hurt and heal. Open my body to embrace the thorns, and the softness beneath them. Welcome the contradictions, paradoxes, pains and pleasures of this process. Find strength in …