Grind&Shine Inc. Presents Management Consulting: How Do We Want to Organize Ourselves?

April 27 at 7:00 PM — April 27, 2022 at 9:00 PM

The practice of feminist groups has historically and currently important impulses to offer for political action in all areas of society. Self-organized, collective practice is often an expression of a resistant attitude towards individualism, pressure to perform, and capitalist logics of exploitation in the arts and elsewhere. People come together to build structures of solidarity and sustainability. But high demands for good and considerate cooperation, accessibility and flat hierarchies are not easy to meet. Saskia Ackermann's consultancy offers a space for reflection on structures, forms of togetherness as well as one's own roles and personal boundaries within one's own groups or networks. What are the needs of individuals, what structures help in working together? In the form of small groups and conversations there is the possibility to exchange about professional organizing in the art field, collectivity and care. The workshop is a facilitated exchange in the group in German and lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Saskia Ackermann's work is composed of artistic, theoretical, social and political practice. The basic activities of her artistic production are drawing, writing, collecting and collaging (images, text and sound). Her theoretical interest can be concentrated in the question: how can we act together, beyond public and private? She is also driven by curiosity about how people organize themselves in groups, what dynamics emerge in the process, and how solidary action can be shaped within them. In the semester program grind now - shine later? of the Cake&Cash Curatorial Collective at the HFBK Hamburg, she has already given a lecture on feminist perspectives on the public sphere and forms of collective practice.

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