The Political Culture Program. The PCP is a laboratory of thought dedicated to reconsidering and materializing culture as an indispensable tool to contribute to the processes and practices that shape life, economy and politics. It emerged in La Paz in 2019, led by Claudia Pacheco Araoz and Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz. In this updated version at the PEI, the PCP will focus on decolonial practices and discourses through seminars, workshops and collective research, especially related to the modules entitled About the Forms and Decrease, party and culture.
The Nomadic Colonie is a version of La Colonie specifically activated for the PEI. La Colonie is a meeting place to share life skills and knowledge that was created in Paris in 2016. Striving to reflect on how modernity has erased and continues to reduce the interstitial spaces of freedom that we call oases, we planned The Nomadic Colonie to nurture and keep the networks of free thought that bind them together active. This open space for meeting and exchange will bring together teachers of the program, local agents and specific guests, both inside and outside the museum space, to talk through actions and theoretical exchanges, from rational theory to irrational experience.
The Nomadic Colonie is developed in internal dialogue with the PEI’s general program, exploring the complex architecture of the natural, cultural, psychological and political environments. The conversations will address the following topics throughout the program: Restitution, Peace and War: The Bandung of the North, Decolonial Ecology, and The oxymorons of reason: mental health and spiritual inheritances.
From Other Institutional Imaginaries. What are the necessary conditions to constitute an institutional imaginary? What mechanisms does history provide us with to build such institutions? What forms of collectivity or togetherness emerge from these processes? In a clear desire to redefine the notion of 'Museum', this pillar utilizes a series of case studies to reflect on institutional, para-institutional and collective forms which have taken place, are being gestated and are imagined both inside and outside the West. Processes of ancestral communality, socio-political ritual manifestations, and other formulas of cultural governance serve as tools and starting points for this upcoming institution and its consequent social imaginaries. This pillar is especially related to the participants invited to the modules on Technologies of Emancipation and Methodologies of Collective Imagination.