REINVENTING INSTITUTIONS: BODIES AT THE CENTRE
From 8 to 17 February 2023
The aim of this module is to give continuity to the ongoing work that is carried out at Es Baluard Museu based on institutional experimentation, examining and rethinking institutional structures towards more flexible and new models, developed through listening and diversity, care and vulnerability. New models that are inclusive, non-homogenising, plural and open to transformations adapted to a society in constant change and undergoing a structural crisis on a global scale.
As contact zones, institutions must be challenged and become inhabitable, must be self-critical and work via co-responsibility and collective dialogue, but must also face the difficult contradiction of going beyond neoliberal paradigms, although they are heirs to the same logic. Despite the fact that today there is growing social and political disaffection among citizens as well as a loss of trust in institutions—as published in its latest report from 2020 by the Centre for the Future of Democracy of the University of Cambridge, which conducts periodical analysis of its evolution in the “Global Satisfaction with Democracy” report—at Es Baluard Museu we want to continue reflecting on the real alternatives of radical institutional transformations, on the creation of new models, structures and practices. What are the possible futures?
Wednesday 8 February
4 pm – 6 pm: Presentation and introduction to the module
7 pm – 9 pm: Public conference with Frances Morris
Thursday 9 February
4 pm – 5 pm: Conversation/coffee with Frances Morris
5.30 pm – 8 pm: Seminar and workshop with Steven Forti
Friday 10 February
4 pm – 8 pm: Seminar and idea-sharing session with Jordi Colomer
Wednesday 15 February
Thursday 16 February
Friday 17 February