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  • Oct '19 - Pauwstraat 13A, 3512 TG Utrecht

    Trainings for the Not-Yet (14 Sep 2019–12 Jan 2020) at BAKbasis

    Opening Trainings for the Not-Yet bij BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 14/15 september 2019, foto: Tom Janssen
    Opening Trainings for the Not-Yet bij BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 14/15 september 2019, foto: Tom Janssen
    Trainings for the Not-Yet
    An exhibition as a series of trainings for a future of being together otherwise, convened with a multitude of collaborators by Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht

    Jeanne van Heeswijk, Laura Raicovich, Adelita Husni-Bey, Patricia Kaersenhout, Shumaila Anwar, Habiba Chrifi-Hammoudi, Joy Mariama Smith, Adrian Piper, Denise Valentine, Nancy Jouwe, Black Quantum Futurism, Chloë Bass, Beatrice Catanzaro, Kolar Aparna, Mehbratu Efrem Gebreab, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, Clara Balaguer, Gabriel Fontana, Fran Ilich, Jun Saturay, Ying Que, Bakudapan Food Study Group, Michael Rakowitz, Afrikaanderwijk Coöperatie, Superuse Studios, Freehouse, De Voorkamer, W.A.G.E, Philadelphia Assembled, Staci Bu Shea, Laced-Up Project, Whitney Stark, Carmen Papalia, Zein Nakhoda, Homebaked Community Land Trust (CLT), Homebaked Bakery, Homegrown Collective, Selçuk Balamir, Joska Ottjes, Irene Calabuch Mirón, Ethel Baraona Pohl, We Are Here, Elke Uitentuis, Abdulaal Hussein, Paul de Bruyne, New Women Connectors, Lieneke Dwars, Stranded FM, Welkom in Utrecht, Gabriel Erlach, Ultra-red, Mustapha Seray Bah, Goldsmith.Company, Extinction Rebellion Utrecht, Angel Bat Dawid, the Basic Activist Kitchen
  • Jun '19 -

    Trainings for the Not-Yet, An exhibition as a series of trainings for a future of being together otherwise

    BAK announcement: With great pride and excitement, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht announces Trainings for the Not-Yet, a project convened by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk. An exhibition that unfolds through a series of trainings in civic engagement, radical collectivity, and active empowerment, the project brings together collaborators from various fields and communities to create and practice alternative imaginings of being together in the face of the pressing emergencies that shape the world today.
  • Jun '19 - BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht

    Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored (the Non-Fascist Remix)

    BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht proudly presents Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored (the Non-Fascist Remix), an evening program of performance, music, installations, hosted space, dancing, bites, and celebration with the BAK 2018/2019 Research Fellows. The program is the culmination of the BAK 2018/2019 Fellowship Program, in which the Fellows individually and collectively developed their research dealing with the pressing issues of the contemporary. Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored (the Non-Fascist Remix) synthesizes the research and learning trajectory of the past ten months, and addresses it through a celebratory spatial experience of a party otherwise.
  • Oct '18 - Utrecht

    BAK Fellowship 2018/2019

    Proud to announce to be one of the ten Fellows who got a 2018/2019 research position at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht. I am going to develop a curriculum of #CommunityLearnings and developing test sites to enact trainings for the “Not Yet.” #TrainingForTheNotYet
  • Sep '17 - 2525 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia

    Philadelphia Assembled

    Exhibition view \'City Panorama
    Exhibition view \'City Panorama
    Philadelphia Assembled joins art and civic engagement. Shaped by hundreds of collaborators, it tells a story of radical community building and active resistance. Challenging, inspiring, and as big as the city, Philadelphia Assembled asks: how can we collectively shape our futures?
  • Apr '17 - Homebaked, Liverpool

    'This is not about gentrification’

    A cooperative bakery in the shadow of Liverpool FC’s stadium is aiming to transform a derelict terrace into affordable homes for the local community. As Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium gleams in the April sunshine, the abandoned, steel-shuttered houses cowering in its shadow serve as a poignant reminder of the impact developments can have on their host communities.


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  • May 15, 2020https://www.instagram.com/p/CAOF7oBlJ6Q/Training for the Not-Yet: Protocols in the Making Tuesday May 19, 2020 12– 2:00 pm EDT A preview of the Vera List Center’s program cycle As for Protocols, this online event is convened by Dutch artist Jeanne van Heeswijk-an extension of her research Training for the Not-Yet, which manifested at BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht in 2019. Her project develops a curriculum of community learnings through theoretical frameworks, performative workshops, creating “learning objects” and developing test sites to enact training for the “not-yet.” Comprised of a series of collective exercises, interventions, and a musical performance by composer Angel Bat Dawid @angeltheoracle , artist Adelita Husni-Bey @house.of.platitudes , designer Sandra Lange, and artist Joy Mariama Smith, the event will unfold as a score or set of protocols for sharing different realities, making the space of the not-yet a generative place for intimacy and commitment. #TFTNY #BecomingCollective Presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School as prelude to our 2020-2022 focus theme As for Protocols. Free and open to all. Zoom Registration is required via @veralistcenter Photo: Performance by Patricia Kaersenhout & Angel Bat Dawid, Trainings for the Not-Yet, BAK basis voor actuele kunst in collaboration with Le Guess Who?, 2019. Photo by Tom Janssen.
  • May 14, 2020https://www.instagram.com/p/CALF6fBlbpy/Some serious spring cleaning at the studio
  • Apr 30, 2020https://www.instagram.com/p/B_nJ-ckFGnT/Collectively with a group of people around the world we initiated Urban Front. @front_urban is focused on helping progressive public and social sectors achieve their goals and address critical urban problems of the 21st century. We launch on Friday, May 1st with this event featuring co-founder David Harvey. RSVP at urban-front.com #May1st #LaborDay #UrbanHope #UrbanFront #OrganisationalForm #CollectiveForm #TFTNY #BecomingCollective
  • Apr 30, 2020https://www.instagram.com/p/B_mmSd7Fjt-/Thanks to all for taking the time for yesterdays conversation Practical Tactical Solidarities. What became apparent is that most were prepared to act as they have been, continuously working on a more just future. A huge shout out to all self-initiated mutual aid community effort done by @homebakedliverpool Anfield, @acu.nl Utrecht, @wijkcooperatie Rotterdam, at Basic Activist Kitchen and Brigate Volontarie per l’emergent @brigate_solidarieta_milano , visit brigades.info for more info on how to take action and join their network. Lets keep #RadicalizingTheLocal and knit stronger networks. #TrainingForTheNotYet #TFTNY #UrbanHope #MutualAid #SolidariteitsBrigades #ContinuousCare #BAKbasisvooractuelekunst #PracticalTacticalSolidarities moderated by @rachaelrakes @bakbasis
  • Apr 28, 2020https://www.instagram.com/p/B_iSa3sF0du/Coordinated communitarian responses to the Covid-19 crisis have abounded, with individuals and groups around the world organizing virtually overnight to provide response and support to many suddenly without shelter, food, or protection, or facing new personal, health, and economic instabilities. Join us ‪this Wednesday 29 April, 19-21 hrs‬, for the online event "Practical Tactical Solidarities", a roundtable focusing on mutual aid strategies and ways to cooperate in this emergency moment. Several collectives and cooperatives from different parts of Europe—many of which are or have been involved with @bakbasis —gather to discuss how organizing priorities and formations have shifted in the moment, and might continue to develop for the time to come. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With: the Afrikaander @wijkcooperatie , Rotterdam; the Basic Activist Kitchen, Utrecht; Brigate Volontarie per l'emergenza, Milan; and @homebakedliverpool Anfield (UK). Moderated by @rachaelrakes , Curator of Public Practice at BAK. This is the first event as part of BAKs new digital forum, Prospections. Tune in to the livestream ‪from 19 hrs‬ via bakonline.org/prospections, or on their Facebook and YouTube channels! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Mar 23, 2020https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Ew1uLlaIr/Beautiful Denise transitioned this Sunday morning. Her stories, wisdom and love sparked change in all of us. Rising, claiming, rooting, caring, this is how we Move.” @storymama01 #phlassembled #TFTNY