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la distruzione – programma

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La Distruzione/SABATO 21 DICEMBRE 2013 h17.00/Forteprenestino

ovvero il carattere distruttivo di Walter Benjamin vs le tattiche di distruzione nelle zone di crisi del mediterraneo ladistruzione_web_b_540

dalle ore 17.00 tavola rotonda

intervengono [GUARESCHI] [RAHOLA] [CAPPUCCINI] [NUR] [FE] [TARÌ] partecipano [FORTE PRENESTINO] [IOVINO] [BINDI] [DUKA] [FUCINE ’62] [PROGETTO DEGAGE!] [ORIZZONTALE]

a seguire aperitivo demolito

Il potere sarà costituente o decostituente? Chiedetelo a Batman! proiezione video dalle 18.00 alle 23.00:

exarchia-bcnf_ Exarchia – Monia Cappuccini – “In Europa c’è una piazza. Non quella dei mercati finanziari e dello spread ma la piazza delle relazioni sociali e delle pratiche urbane, dei processi di partecipazione e del conflitto politico: la piazza perduta – e per questo così spesso invocata – capace di dare ancora forma allo spazio urbano in nome e per conto del diritto alla città”.

decolonizing_ Decolonizing the mind – Alessandro Petti – architetto e ricercatore in Bethlehem. Directore del DAAR in Palestina, attraverso il suo lavoro cooperativo e partecipato in questo talk per TEDxRamallah dichiara la decolonizzazione come pratica politica del presente e la necessità di pianificare il riuso piuttosto che la distruzione delle installazioni militari israeliane in Palestina, e illustra la produzione di vero e proprio manuale architettonico per la decolonizzazione.

prezzo-prezzemolo_ Il prezzo del prezzemolo – Manolo Luppichini e Vittorio Arrigoni – con i contadini palestinesi, per la raccolta del prezzemolo. A 300 metri dal confine israeliano.

smarra_web_ Smarra- Palinopsia – Stefano Rotamasada Galanti – video-groviglio nichilista liberamente ispirato al racconto “Smarra o i demoni della notte” di Charles Nodier.

dark-knight_ Il Cavaliere Oscuro – Il Ritorno – Christopher Nolan – “Criticare il film, sostenendo che la sua descrizione di Occupy Wall street è una caricatura ridicola, non è sufficiente. La critica deve individuare all’interno del film una pluralità di segnali che rimandano a quello che succede realmente. Ricordate, per esempio, che Bane non è semplicemente un terrorista assetato di sangue ma una persona capace di amore profondo, dotata di spirito di sacrificio. Insomma, l’ideologia pura non è possibile. L’autenticità di Bane deve lasciare delle tracce nel tessuto del film. Ed è per questo che Il cavaliere oscuro – Il ritorno merita una lettura attenta. Il fatto – la Repubblica Popolare di Gotham City, una dittatura del proletariato a Manhattan – è immanente al film. È il suo centro assente”. Slavoj Žižek

la distruzione – ospiti

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La Distruzione/SABATO 21 DICEMBRE 2013 h17.00/Forteprenestino

ovvero il carattere distruttivo di Walter Benjamin vs le tattiche di distruzione nelle zone di crisi del mediterraneo

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– Max Guareschi curatore di Palestina anno zero; Israele come paradigma; autore di Chi decide? critica della ragione eccezionalista. Docente di Politiche globali all’Università di Genova, attivista lavora con Agenzia X, prima con la Shake e Cox18; collabora al volume edito da Mimesis collana Millepiani: Walter Banjamin, Il carattere distruttivo – l’orrore del quotidiano. Common Battle Ground

Federico Rahola ricercatore in Sociologia dei processi culturali all’Università di Genova. Tra le sue pubblicazioni: In mezzo alle diaspore (“Aut-Aut” 2000): Beyond the Mask. Person as an Artifice (2001); Zone definitivamente temporanee. I luoghi dell’umanità in eccesso (2005); Chi decide? critica della ragione eccezionalista. È membro delle redazioni di “Etnografia e ricerca qualitativa” e “Conflitti globali”. Common Battle Ground

Monia Cappuccini antropologa sta concludendo un Dottorato di Ricerca di Antropologia Urbana con una tesi relativa all’analisi dello spazio e dei mvimenti sociali ad Atene. E’ redattrice di Liberazione e Gli Altri e collabora con l’Espresso. Paper: Spazio urbano e movimenti sociali contro il neoliberismo: la piazza diExarchia, Atene

Nadia Nur ricercatrice in sociologia urbana ha pubblicato: revolutionary agorà: space of protest in the arab revolutions; Tahrir: scendere in piazza, occupare la libertà. Come ricercatrice ha trascorso circa un anno ad Istanbul durante le lotte per Gezi park. Paper: Tahrir: scendere in piazza, occupare la libertà, Istanbul, Taksim: il sotto-testo della resistenza urbana

Lorenzo Fe autore di In ogni strada – voci di rivoluzione dal Cairo

Marcello Tarì è un ricercatore i cui interessi si rivolgono principalmente alla comprensione dei movimenti contemporanei antagonisti. Ha pubblicato Movimenti dell’ingovernabile. Dai controvertici alle lotte metropolitane; Il ghiaccio era sottile – per una storia dell’autonomia

Partecipano inoltre:

Forte Prenestino c.s.o.a.

SCIATTO produzie / Francesca Iovino/ Valerio Bindi

Francesca Iovino architetto e ricercatore indipendente, concentra il suo lavoro con il gruppo SCIATTO produzie nell’indagine sui processi di trasformazione metropolitana. particolarmente lungo interventi spontanei dello spazio costruito, per attivare una pratica dell’architettura che sia consapevole, politica e relativa a chi abita. Paper: Francesca Iovino

Valerio Bindi architetto, illustratore, animatore ed autore di fumetti, è nel gruppo SCIATTO produzie. Al Forte Prenestino di Roma lavora nell’organizzare i festival Crack! e BaBeL2 e le edizioni Fortepressa. Ha scritto e inventato fanzine, libri, racconti, articoli critici, saggi e tenuto corsi in diverse strutture formative.

Duka bardo della contro-cultura romana. Visionario dell’arte affabulatoria, memorialista dei bassifondi. Il Duka, si fa chiamare come David Bowie, ma è nato e vive nel quartiere di San Basilio a Roma. Detesta lavorare e ama la bella vita. Ha pubblicato I hate music, Roma k.o. e Rumble bee e Il tacco del Duka.

Fucine ’62 spazio di condivisione e di lotta, una forma di resistenza situata nel Pigneto

Progetto Degage! studenti universitari e precari impegnati nello studio e nella vita con tutte le difficoltà che la attuale situazione occupazionale ed economica comporta, che hanno intrapreso un percorso di riappropriazione, il laboratorio degage! , che ci ha portato a fare numerose azioni finora ma che è in continua crescita, maturazione ed allargamento.

Orizzontale è un collettivo di architetti. Lavora sull’intercettazione di luoghi, idee ed oggetti espulsi dal ciclo (ri)produttivo della metropoli, attivando processi collaborativi tramite interventi semi-temporanei ed architetture minime, “atti pubblici” durante i quali i residui materiali e immateriali si restituiscono mutualmente senso.

BaBeL2 – WorkshopBaBeL2 – Workshop

Metropoliz
Metropoliz
MAP-it / a participatory mapping workshop Metropoliz

Thomas Laureyssens of MAP-it
After a first experience of participatory map in the previous edition of Babel, leads the residents of Metropoliz to explore the space of the squat. With the help of Thomas they can express and view their considerations on a map through a set of icons stickers, overcoming all the difficulties of communication in a heterogeneous group. The reflections of this workshop, as already happened in the first MAP-November it will be compiled into a summary map that can be used as a guideline for future interventions.

The workshop will be in May 18 h11.
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BaBeL 2 – WorkshopBaBeL 2 – Workshop

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Urban hacking
Urban Hacking workshop con Thomas Laureyssens/MAP.it

In this 2 day workshop with Thomas Laureyssens/MAP.it we use Arduino (http://arduino.cc/) and Waveshield (http://www.ladyada.net/make/waveshield/) to build interactive urban hacks that augment public spaces (bus/tram stops, benches,…) with simple interactions and sounds. Can we evoke interesting social interactions among people in public space by adding interactive interventions? Can the users of public space be made more conscious about the state of the urban space they passively or actively engage in? After an introduction the technology, projects are developed by group collaboration. The last day we install and test the prototypes on location.

Who?
Designers, (street)artists, architects, DIY-fanatics, technologists, performers… who are not afraid of some hands-on building, hacking or urban performance. No prior knowledge of programming Arduino is required, but it’s good to have one or more skills that you can bring to the workshop.

Timing
18/5 18:00-20:00: Introduction and technology overview
19/5 10:30-18:00: Concept development and construction
20/5 10:30-18:00: Construction and testing in public space

What to bring
– If you want to try programming Arduino: a laptop and USB cable.
– Optional: Electronic equipment like soldering iron, multimeter, sound recording equipment,… but this is not a requirement.
– Tools of your favorite form of expression or that can be used for the hacks. For instance: Old speakers, toys that make noise, other interesting objects to take apart or re-use, spraypaint,…



join us and write at:
babel.forteprenestino(at)gmail.com
Thomas Laureyssens
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BaBeL 2 – WorkshopBaBeL 2 – Workshop

Thomas Laureyssens Marking borders
Marking borders
Marking borders workshop with Thomas Laureyssens/MAP.it

A workshop with Thomas Laureyssens/MAP.it in which you walk around the city and look for all kinds of ‘borders’ which you mark with tape and pen and thereby identifying and visualizing them. Its up to the participant to decide which type of boundaries to look for.These can be social, aesthetic, conceptual, architectural…Participants are challenged to look to the city in a creative but critical way.



appointment H 16.00 at Forteprenestino
join us and write at:
babel.forteprenestino(at)gmail.com
Thomas Laureyssens
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BaBeL2 – ReWorkShowBaBeL2 – Reworkshow

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ReWorkShow
Laboratorio Urbano ReWorkShow

Urban ReWorkShow Laboratory is a group of architecture students who intend to study and to intervene in those urban areas often forgotten and denied to the citizens, the goal is to encourage the re-appropriation through laboratory design and construction, aiming for a reactivation of space expressed in terms of collective participation and communicated through a new spectacular scenery. Through collaboration with community and social centers, which act every day in these critical situations, it is possible to develop alternative responses to those (not) provided by the official circuit of Land Management. The methodology of the group is to start from the analysis of the specific characteristics of the place and then realize the answers in a shared process of reconfiguration and redevelopment through AutoRemounter and sustainable design, seen especially in textural and economic terms. The hope is to offer good conditions of living and sharing the urban environment and at the same time sensitizing the community to participate and a conscious use of the places where we live and relate. Urban Reworkshow Laboratory consists of: Cora Fontana, Mark DiDonato, Julia Mangiafesta, Murgante Louis, Julia Murialdo Poma, Andrea Swifts, Alberto Saccà, Gabriel Salvia

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Topographixx
Sunday H19

TOPOGRAPHIXX: Trans in the landscape

An international program of video art concerned with landscape, border, zone and territory, in a transgender spectrum
Curated by Tobaron Waxman. Introduction by Francesco Macarone Palmieri aka Warbear

1.Chris Vargas (USA)
Have you ever seen a transsexual before? _ 2010 (04 min)
“The first half of the video records a guerilla performance, and through repetition, becomes a declaration and a campaign for Female-To-Male (FTM) transsexual visibility. When the campaign proves futile I enter a magical animated world where I observe and am greeted by colorful and flamboyant wildlife. Dedicated to friend Sam Lopes.” – Chris Vargas

2. Barbara de Genevieve (Chicago)
Out of the Woods _ (08 min)
Una scena di sesso nel bosco tra FTM (Female-To-Male) e MTF (Male To Female), girato durante il Camp Trans.
Vincitore del Paris Post Porn Film Festival Award 2010.

3. Del LaGrace Volcano (London/Stockhölm)
The Passionate Spectator
 _ 2004 (10 min)
An elegantly costumed genderqueer apparition traverses a European urban landscape. Inspired by Baudelaire and the late Brixton Brady, 
this short embodies the magic of the flaneur who
sees but does not buy, who is in constant movement across borders which s/he refuses to recognize. 
(note: both the late BriXton Brady and Del are ‘herm’ identified. This film may be the first non-narrative example of an ‘intersex cinema’.)

4. Raafat Hattab (Jaffa)
Bidun Unwaan _ (06 min)
In much of his work, Raafat performs in a non-traditional drag as ‘Arouse Falastin’ (The Bride of Palestine) عروس فلسطين. The Bride of Palestine is a traditional Palestinian reference to the ancient port city of Jaffa. In ‘Bidun Unwaan’ (untitled) the refrain of the soundtrack is “I leave the place”, and in Arabic the title also means ‘without mailing address’. As the loving caregiver to the tree, both Raafat and the olive tree as symbol for the Palestinian village are two figures who have never left the place. When the camera zooms out, the context for this nurturing is revealed to actually be in the middle of Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, and the source of the water is the fountain pool by City Hall, at the centre of Zionism’s largest city.
Raafat Hattab: “For me, the tree that represents my Palestinian identity, is planted in a place that, on one hand, it was Palestine, the original land of it. And now it’s planted in a place that is framed, so its not its natural place, its not an olive grove and it’s lonely. It represents me, that’s how I feel.”

5. Mirha Soleil Ross (Quebec) _ 2002 (13 min)

Allo performance _ 2002 (13 min)

From May 2001 to February 2002, artist Mirha-Soleil Ross, who is a trans woman, appeared pregnant every time she was in public as part of her 9 month long performance art cycle “The Pregnancy Project”. Ross’ seemingly innocuous dress is inspired by Shulamit Firestone, in this carefully layered performance video. “My mother never used spiritual terms related to Christianity. In this video she uses words that to me, go across culture and are related to Aborginal Culture, and come from 500 years of old, converted Anusian religion (Anushim are crypto-Jews forced to convert in Portugal and Spain who escaped to be early settlers of New France.) Her spirituality is in terms of ‘destiny’ and that is very Aboriginal. Those are things that most people wouldn’t understand, but we didn’t care. So much of the content is to render and recodify a sense of who the woman is. At the end of the video I fall in the water, I collapse, I fail in the water, to be a woman who can reproduce, can reproduce either Jewishness or Aboriginalness, on foreign territory.” – Mirha Soleil Ross

6. Raafat Hattab (Jaffa)

Houria _ (07 min)

In “Houria” (Mermaid/Freedom), Hattab interviews Yousra, his aunt, who tells him generations of stories she has inherited, about where they lived, and where parts of the family dispersed to in 1948. The image of her storytelling is interwoven with imagery of Hattab dressed as a mermaid on the shore of Al-Manshiyeh, the northern Palestinian neighbourhood that borders the sea and Tel Aviv. Hattab, who ID’s as (what is in English codified as) genderqueer, is perpetually between contexts, not unlike the beached mermaid.

7. Rémy Huberdeau (Canada)
Au pays des esprits (Home of the Buffalo) _ 2009 
(04:26 min)

Constructed from Canadian prairie archival images taken between 1920 and 1940, this film lyrically explores a son/daughter’s relationship with his/her father and the family’s relationship to their land.

8. Yossi Yacov (Berlin/Tel Aviv)
The National Erection _ 2007 (04 min)

Referencing a historic cannon-monument from 1948, Queer activists create a giant pink cannon-cock, to squirt giant cumshots on Tel Aviv’s military and Zionist monuments as a protest gesture, thus ‘dragging’ the national ethos as a squirting pink satin penis. Locals report that the police felt compelled? justified? jealous? enough to destroy the ‘national erection’ with clubs, castrating the queer phallus, in response to the activists perversion of the landscape of national myth.

9. Jacolby Satterwhite (USA)
Reifying Desire _ 2011 (7min)

3D animation / Digital Video. A Queer Creation Myth Story based on the artist’s mother’s drawings and vocals. Jacolby described “Reifying Desire” to me as a “queer, non sensical, psychosexual landscape….built from drawings made by a schizophrenic, and her son vogues around the material culture she drew.” He went on to define ‘Queer’ as “queer in the definition of outside of normativity”.

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BaBeL2 – WorkshopBaBeL2 – Workshop

Metropoliz
Metropoliz
SCIATTO produzie workshop

Three days design workshop with SCIATTO produzie. The workshop will produce conceptual design for socializing and meeting intended to be realized in the squatted centre ‘Metropoliz’, via Prenestina. The workshop will focus on the disused area of purifiers to suggest self- construction and increase spatial re-appropriation practices. It’s definitely an intentions project: the ludic production of a thematic map that will spread conceptual TAGS towards the inception of a processual transformation of outer spaces of Metropoliz.
The workshop is meant for architecture students.



PROGRAMMA
Workshop in Metropoliz 15-17 maggio from 11 to 16


to partecipate write at:
babel.forteprenestino@gmail.com
sciattoproduzie

BaBeL2 movie – Mare chiuso / Andrea SegreBaBel2 movie – Closed sea / Andrea Segre

Mare chiuso / Andrea Segre

Thursday 17 H22

Since March 2011, after the outbreak of the Libyan War, many African migrants and refugees escaped from the country. While a part of this flow has found shelter in refugee camps at the border with Tunisia, others managed to reach Italian coasts by boat. Many of them had been previously pushed back by Italy as a result of an agreement signed by Berlusconi and Gaddafi in 2008. Since the signature of this deal, all migrants intercepted at sea by the Italian navy were forcibly returned to Libya, where they were exposed to any kind of abuses by local police.
Our documentary aims to tell what actually happened to African refugees on the Italian ships during these “push back operations” and in Libyan prisons after their deportation. We met our witnesses in Shousha refugee camp, at the border between Libya and Tunisia, and in two reception camps for asylum seekers (C.A.R.A.) in southern Italy. Their interviews constitute the main part of the documentary, along with a session of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, where one of our witnesses sued Italy. The Court has recently condemned Italy for violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Presentation also with Fernando Chironda _ Amnesty International and ZaLab.


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