The round table instituting/fleeing addresses collective practices as forms of resistance against power asymmetries – as activist strategies. It focuses on the entangled dynamics between fleeing and occupying the institution and the role institutional critique plays in these dynamics. We will map out our different collective practices by posing questions, such as: How can we understand the different ways the institution and the collectives are linked? How to create collectives within the institution? How can collectives flee or occupy the institution? Who can flee and where to? How do institutions appropriate and destroy collective structures?
Andrea Caroline Keppler
Andrea Caroline Keppler is curator, cultural worker and part of the artistic management team of District * School without Center. She studied Art and Cultural Sciences in Leipzig and Rome and worked at institutions such as the Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt and the Raussmüller Basel/Hallen für Neue Kunst. Since 2014 she works at District * School without Center and (co-)curated amongst others Revolt She Said – decoloniale und feminist Perspectives on 68 (2018/19) in cooperation with alpha nova & galerie futura. She is particularly interested in feminist and decolonial approaches to the curatorial, underpresented aspects of historiography, architecture and urban space, as well as processes of emancipation and self-determination.