About the Forms. This module is a proposal to approach what it means to "decolonize art" from a historical review of the forms of production and forms of perception of art from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. The seminar proposes researching the forms that organize life, production and perception. "About the Forms" understands the perception of art forms as a field of intersection between the forms of production of value and the political forms that regulate the relationship between society and state.
Decrease, party and culture. This module explores the interrelationship of culture with economic models: from the neoliberal economic model, in what has been called cognitive capitalism, characterized by the centrality of immaterial dimensions in the processes of accumulation and production of value, to the drift towards post-capitalist forms based on the complexity of information technologies. During the course we will investigate the subversive capacity of other formats and case studies concerning non-speculative economies, artistic and popular proposals, and their responses from other geopolitical positions. The party, understood from the conceptual triad between economy, spirituality and culture, circular economies, ecofeminism, activisms related to the economic decrease and “el vivir sabroso” will all be addressed.
Political ecologies. This module brings together three major interdependent lines of work, including the relationships between organisms and environments, and the ways in which they affect the distribution and abundance of their ecosystems. First, we start from political ecology understood as the interrelationship between the resource extraction-based economy and the climate crisis. Second, the consequences on social ecology, the migratory waves resulting from scarcity and war, the right to the city and the condition of citizenship will all be addressed. Third, the course will address how the diversity of subjectivities is redefined in a digital ecosystem, both in terms of control but also of possibility. We will discuss topics ranging from the free circulation of knowledge to the opening to other approaches regarding mental health and spiritual practices.
Technologies of emancipation. This module studies the complex theoretical legacy of body politics, as well as its capacity for collective enunciation, in its interrelationship with anti-racist practices, black studies, currents of feminism, queer, trans and crip theory.
Methodologies of collective imagination. This module explores the link between artistic activity and its research and production methodologies, with different forms of activism. Special attention is placed on the forms of collective action, its tools to create platforms and new imaginaries, focusing on case studies that go further than certain notions that are used by artistic and political activists.