Agenda After the Academy :
A Day at the University of the Underground
Every six-month Art Hub invites a group of newly graduated artists to organize a series of public events to challenge taught theories and to develop new languages and new perceptions. We call it Agenda After the Academy.
This autumn, the Copenhagen-based artist collective Subterranean Video Art Club (S.V.A.C.) is selected to arrange a series of lectures and workshops for fellow artists.
On Saturday, November 21, the third event is being held online, titled “A Day at the University of the Underground” - a conversation on collaborative practices and the potential of self-organisation and underground institutions with Dr. Ben-Hayoun-Stéphanian, Founder and Chairwoman of The University of the Underground, and Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo, Senior Tutor of New Politics and Afrofuturisms.
The University of the Underground is a free, pluralistic and transnational university based in the basement of nightclubs - with headquaters in Amsterdam and London - actively working with both institutions and nightlife. As charity, the hope of the University of the Underground is to bring generations together to democratize access to public institutions and trigger changes and critical reflections through the use of creative and experimental practices.
With an explicit focus on political theory and philosophy, experiences, music, theatrical practices, film, social actions, and social dreaming; it aims to provide toolkits for members of the public and students to actively participate in revealing power structures in institutions. The University of the Underground supports unconventional research, countercultures, and practices that apprehend and challenge the formulation of culture, the manufacture, and commoditites of knowledge.
The event is in English.
ABOUT AGENDA AFTER THE ACADEMY
Agenda After the Academy is a platform for newly educated artists who wish to set their own agenda post-graduation. By open calls, Art Hub invites a group of young artists every six months to organize a series of public events that unfolds the ideas of their artistic work. With Agenda After the Academy, Art Hub strives to offer a forum for artistic development for younger artists, who find themselves between institutions. A forum where taught thoughts and theories can be challenges and where a new language and new perceptions can be developed.
ABOUT UNITED IN UNITY
This autumn, the Copenhagen-based artist collective Subterranean Video Art Club (S.V.A.C.) arranges "United in Unity", a series of lectures and workshops, continuing their ongoing collective process and critic sessions hosted by Art Hub in the spring of 2020. The series circulates around the topics of independent community building, connectivity and kinship in the digital age. Hereby a range of artists, researchers and technicians are invited to give a variety of answers on strategies to establish, continue and reproduce collective process-based learning and interconnectivity in the realm of the arts.