CHTO DELAT: POST-SOVIET STUDIES
The collective Chto Delat (What is to be done?) is a working group of artists, critics, philosophers and writers from Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod which was founded in 2003 in Saint Petersburg with the goal of merging political theory, art and activism. Chto Delat sees itself as an artistic cell and as a community organiser for a variety of cultural activities intent on politicising knowledge production. The activity of the collective takes responsibility for the postsocialist condition and for bringing the forgotten and repressed potentiality of Soviet past tothe forefront, often engaging in a politics of commemoration.
Presentation of the Post-Soviet Studies project, School of Engaged Art
30 September. 18:00 – 19:30
The project is dedicated to developing and redistributing the local knowledge acquired through research on different aspects of current post-communist conditions in Russia and other ex-socialist countries.
There is a certain urgency of doing this programme now. We need to rethink and practise such things as comradeship, the specifics of decolonial development, applied post-Soviet hauntology, antifascist politics and relations between body and territory.
Register here (limited to 30 participants)