Temporarily Untitled Reading Group

Indulgent reading and collective knowledges

Wednesday 1 February '23 ArtEZ Mediatheek Arnhem

taal: English
Are you a master’s student and do you feel the need to indulge in reading outside the classroom? To read and think together? Come and join this reading group that is an initiative by Fai Aldhukair (Ma Student Home of Performance Practice and junior curator @ Studium Generale ArtEZ).

What do we read for in our education?
Who do we read for in our education?
Why do we read in our education?

This reading group, focussed at ArtEZ Ma students, proposes a space to create knowledge through reading together.

Creating language in a space based on collectively chosen texts to communicate how we relate to this knowledge within the context of a reading group.
An attempt at collective knowledge creation and finding other ways to create knowledge.
Embedded in a recognition of the temporal and spatial particularities (here and now) where language is a locatable tool of power relations.
Creating a space that enables a dedicated practice of reading outside the classroom.

We will use the method of the contemplative dialogue.

In the first session February 1st, we will take as a starting point to collectively read Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective (1988) by Donna Haraway.
Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective on JSTOR. We will discuss what we read for in our education and why. And we will look at possible ways to cherish and nurture the knowledge that emerges in these sessions, either through archiving and/or alternative methods. In subsequent sessions, the group will collectively decide which text to read based on the emerging needs and interests of the group. At live sessions, some pizzas will be provided for, but you are invited to also bring some food and drinks to share!

Frequency: bi-monthly (alternating one live, one online Zoom meeting)
It is not necessary to be present at all sessions to be part of the collective.

Dates: 1 February (live), 15 February (online), 1 March (live), 15 March (online), 29 March (live), 12 April (online), 3 May (live), 17 May (online), 31 May (live), 14 June (online), 28 June (live)
Time: 17-19 hours
Location: ArtEZ Mediatheek Arnhem
Food at live sessions: Some pizzas provided by ArtEZ SG and please bring some food and drinks to share.
Target group: Main focus group is ArtEZ Master’s students but others can apply.
Organization: Fai Aldhukair (ArtEZ Studium Generale)

Signing up means you want to be part of the collective. We understand that you probably will not be able to attend all sessions, in that case we ask you to let us know at least one day in advance through: studiumgenerale@artez.nl