[PDF] Notes from workshop 4, Berlin April 2014
Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann’s Studio, Berlin, 12 April 2014
See Leela Ghandi’s talk at Practice International’s website, on the intersections between her research and PI concerns. Notions of self-work, global ethical consciousness, hospitality, cosmopolitanism and others are discussed.
For the intersections between Leela Ghandi’s thought and this research network’s discussions see notes from workshop 3 and workshop 4.
Carla Cruz is a visual artist and a PhD candidate in art practice at Goldsmiths, University of London. This research is supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia grant scheme. Her doctoral research project ‘Democracy: A (Non) Artistic Intervention, Attempts to Perform Democracy Through Art’ circumnavigates artistic practices and democratic encounters. Carla is a member of various international art collectives, such as: ZOINA, Caldeira 213, Ateliers Mentol, and AC. She collaborates in art projects with several fellow artists and people from her local community and exhibits collectively and individually since 1997. In 2014 she initiated the Walthamstow Collective for Performing Arts.
Public talk by Elzbieta Walter introduced and chaired by Landings (Natasha Ginwala and Vivian Ziherl):
Despite the fact that Tagore never visited Poland, he is no doubt the only Indian writer whose writings have been extensively translated into Polish. The play Dakghar (The Post Office) has been translated into Polish five times by different translators. It was also staged several times. One of the most significant staging was conducted during the Second World War in Poland in Jewish Orphans’ Home in the Warsaw ghetto run by Janusz Korczak. Janusz Korczak was the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit (1878/79-1942), a Polish-Jewish educator, physician, children’s author and essayist. He organized a staging of Dakghar with the children of the orphanage just few weeks before several of them and he were deported to the concentration camp of Treblinka.
Elzbieta Walter is a Tagore scholar and literary theorist based in Poland, and an alumnus of Santiniketan.