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30Thursday, 30 June 2022Thursday, 30. June 2022, 19:00
Vermittlung: Outreach: TOOLS TO BUILD AND TO CARE#1 - A Fountain in Hellersdorf
14Wednesday, 14 September 2022Wednesday, 14. September 2022, 14:00 – 17:00
Vermittlung: Outreach: WS #3 – Meet Me at the Fountain
16Friday, 16 December 2022Friday, 16. December 2022, 19:00
Vermittlung: Outreach: Film screening + discussion "What was done?" by Jelena Fužinato
Outreach

Outreach: WS #2 – Care

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — Sunday, 28 August 2022

Address:station urbaner kulturen, Auerbacher Ring 41, 12619 Berlin (Entrance: Kastanienboulevard, next to Lebenshilfe e.V.)
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Language(s): German
Entry: free
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
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nGbK Vermittlung: Tools to Build and to Care
WS #2 – Care
(Internal workshop)

August 23–28
Location: At the installation A Fountain in Hellersdorf, Boulevard Kastanienallee, near station urbaner kulturen/nGbK Hellersdorf and online

What is care work? Who are the carers? Is care work paid fairly? Who needs this kind of work the most? These were some of the first questions asked in the workshop. The aim was to understand care work as a practice rather than developing further epistemological meanings for the term. The intention was to tackle care work outside the realm of an academic, curatorial or institutional frame and instead see it as a hands-on practice that is “sticky, non-linear, dispersed and durational” (as Bettina Knaup puts it in Curating as Sticky Care), and which deals with pluralities and intersectionality on-site, daily.

Care workers, primarily women, mainly from the Balkan region, were invited to share their knowledge about the profession of care work. The workshop was based on a verbal exchange of experiences and partly recorded in the form of an unstructured interviews. Besides the exchange of experiences, the workshop's aim was to understand the socio-political development that led to the moment where care work became vocation with many deficits.

During the workshop, the participants carer role was reversed: they were not asked to listen, but this time to be central and critical, based on their long practice of care work. The participants were given the role of knowledgeable guests and were paid for their expertise. They influenced the workshop structure, the speed and the timing of their work together. In the end one-to-one conversations between nGbK’s outreach fellow Jelena Fužinato and the participating care workers resulted. The workshop’s reversed roles allowed them to make their story central, creating an understanding of the long process of becoming a care worker and staying one. 

Through the one-to-one sessions, the connection and understanding between participating care workers became more intimate and the workshop has become a long-term project, further developing through word of mouth connections. The Workshop #2 – Care outgrew of its original format and has become an ongoing research.

 

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Further Dates

30Thursday, 30 June 2022Thursday, 30. June 2022, 19:00
Vermittlung: Outreach: TOOLS TO BUILD AND TO CARE#1 - A Fountain in Hellersdorf
14Wednesday, 14 September 2022Wednesday, 14. September 2022, 14:00 – 17:00
Vermittlung: Outreach: WS #3 – Meet Me at the Fountain
16Friday, 16 December 2022Friday, 16. December 2022, 19:00
Vermittlung: Outreach: Film screening + discussion "What was done?" by Jelena Fužinato