The House of Displacement Festival, curated by collective CampoBase, will shortly take place in Turin (October 3-6, 2019). You can browse here information about the event, here about Performative events (House of Displacement: Performative Events, Arshake, 16.09.2019) and here about all the artistic interventions (House of Displacement. Artistic Interventions, Arshake, 23.09.2019). Now is the turn of the theoretical interventions with Tommaso Guariento,Matteo Meschiari, Andrea Staid, and with Kabul magazine, that will range from philosophy, to anthropology, to the new geographies of the modern world, to the crossing of the whole in one unique discourse, entangled with day to day life. Nothing is missing. Ready to attend the Festival!
The House of Displacement programme is organising a series of theoretical debates that range from philosophy to cultural anthropology, from geography to semiotics. These debates, understood as moments of knowledge production, encourage participants to discuss different aspects of contemporary life – society, science, technology and nature itself – which are increasingly defined by movement and displacement.
The meetings take place in the Progetto Diogene tram, a project that has been rooted in the social fabric of Turin for many years now. It aims to establish a space for encounters and discussions on the themes and methods of contemporary artistic practice. The tram, brought back to life by Diogene and located in the roundabout of Corso Regio Parco/Corso Verona, is a place for reflection and dialogue.
On Friday 4 October at 6pm, the meeting with Tommaso Guariento, Symbolic, Prospective, Modern, Postmodern and Neo-Mediaeval Space,traces a chronology of the epistemic breaks that have characterised the relationship between man and the environment: from the symbolic premodern space to the disenchanted space of linear perspective, concluding with the post-modern and its cosmopolitan, kitsch and stereotyped forms. Tommaso Guariento, doctoral researcher in European Cultural Studies at the University of Palermo, invites his audience to question the nature of our time and space in the digital Middle Ages.
The following day, always at 6pm, Andrea Staid, Professor of Cultural and Visual Anthropology at Naba in Milan, and Matteo Meschiari, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Palermo, are in conversation in the event entitled Abitare Illegale (Illegal Living). Staid and Meschiari take their audience on a journey, between Europe and the United States, through some of the most diverse housing experiences: from Italian occupied houses to Wagenplatz in Germany, from the Roma and Sinti villages in northern Italy to pueblos ocupados in Spain. The debate attempts to deconstruct the certainties about living in the so-called first world by revealing uncommon perspectives on the mobile condition that characterises contemporaneity.
Finally, KABUL magazine proposes a participatory conversation investigating kinopolitics, a concept theorized by Thomas Nail. The idea of movement as an essential condition of contemporary living is discussed through an analysis of several case studies and a debate involving participants. This event anticipates the publication of Visitors, the third volume in the K-Pocket Guide series, which will be presented in November 2019. Thanks to the work carried out through the creation of a digital archive of translations of unpublished critical, curatorial and philosophical texts, the critical space for discussion offered by KABUL will bring additional stimuli for the meeting taking place on Sunday, 6 October, at 5 pm.
House of Displacement, curated by CampoBase, Turin, October 03 – 06, 2019
CampoBase is a temporary and changing space founded in 2019 by the curatorial collective composed of the ten participants of Campo18, the course for curators of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. The space is intended as a place of possibility for the activation of collective processes of knowledge, through the creation of an open environment that favors public occasions for meeting, confrontation and dialogue. CampoBase adopts discursive practices and experimental approaches. Its program alternates workshops, events, exhibition projects and formats, such as crit, screening and focus.
images: (cover – 1-4) Progetto Diogene, Tram Diogene, www.abbruzzesestudio.com (5) courtesy Kabul magazine