Apr 26, 2018 — 18:00

Khairani Barokka - performance

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18:00 - Joint Presentation ErgoAKTIV a Cerebrum Brain Injury Association

18:20 Kateřina Kolářová

Kateřina Kolářová will talk about changes in the concepts of citizenship, nation, social solidarity and justice through the themes of "disability", in/competence, sexuality, intimacy, race and ethnicity in the context of postsocialism in Czechoslovakia and later in the Czech Republic.

19:00 Artist and writer Khairani Barokka will perform from her illustrated book Indigenous Species, a story told by a kidnapped Indonesian girl on a rainforest river. She'll then lead a special workshop, "Lipsticks Kill", on decolonising self-care, feminisms, the environment. Okka will encourage discussion and exercises exploring how anti-ableism, environmental and economic oppressions, decoloniality, and liberated understandings of feminist wellness and beauty are interlinked.

Khairani Barokka is a writer, poet, and interdisciplinary artist, who has presented work internationally and her work received a wide acclaim. She was an NYU Tisch Departmental Fellow, and Vermont Studio Center’s first Indonesian writer-in-residence, and is a UNFPA Indonesian Young Leader Driving Social Change for arts practice and research. Okka is creator of works for the stage such as Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee, co-editor of HEAT: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology (Fixi 2016) and Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches 2017), author-illustrator of Indigenous Species (Tilted Axis 2016), and author of debut collection Rope (Nine Arches Press). Her work was published in The New Inquiry, Asymptote and many others. She is a member of the collective Malika's Poetry Kitchen and a doctoral researcher at the Goldsmiths’ Visual Cultures Department. http://www.khairanibarokka.com/

Kateřina Kolářová is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at the Department of Gender Studies, Charles University, Prague. Her work engages intersections of disability, crip, queer and race theories; dialogue between postcolonial and de-colonial studies with disability and queer studies; postsocialism and feminist critiques of neoliberalism. The most recent international research grant (Post-)socialist modernity and social and cultural politics of disability and disablement (2017-2019) explores the changing articulations of disability in Czech/Czechoslovak history and culture and its relations to race, gender, sexuality and the nation. Most recently, she co-edited special issue of Somatechnics, “Cripping Development” center staging the dialogue between de-colonial and post-colonial critiques and intersectional disability theory, and a special bi-lingual issue of Gender & Research, “Embodiment and Corporeality in Feminist Theory.” Currently, she works on two book projects: Rehabilitations of Postsocialism: Disability, Race, Sexuality and the Limits of National Belonging; and Chronic Embodiments and Cultures of Knowledge of HIV/AIDS.


The event takes place in Ergo Aktiv.