Book Launch: ›Radical Proximity‹
in Berlin

  • Mon 28.11.22 18:30 h

Free admission

The event will take place at the premises of DISTANZ Verlag in Berlin:

Hallesches Ufer 78
10963 Berlin


The book launch will be held in German.

What challenges should today’s cultural institutions grapple with? How can they position themselves as emancipatory spaces in a society defined primarily by economic factors? Ayşe Güleç and Bernd Scherer explore these and other questions in conversation with author and critic Esther Boldt.

Ayşe Güleç is a curator, activist researcher, and educator. She works at the intersections of anti-racism, migration, art, and art education. Bernd Scherer has directed Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) since 2006, where his tenure will come to an end in 2022. He has placed the focus of the HKW programme on the examination of transformational social processes, postcolonial structures, and ecological and technological upheavals. Güleç and Scherer both contributed to the book series ›Radical Proximity‹, which was published to mark the 20th anniversary of the PACT Zollverein arts center. ›Radical Proximity‹ comprises interviews conducted by Esther Boldt with inspirational figures from the arts, science, activism, and philosophy. Esther Boldt is the editor of the book series together with PACT Zollverein, Katharina Burkhardt, and Ann-Charlotte Günzel.

The event will take place at the premises of DISTANZ Verlag in Berlin:

Hallesches Ufer 78
10963 Berlin


The three-part book series ›Radical Proximity‹

Handlungsräume / Agency
With contributions by Esther Boldt, Rosi Braidotti, Tim Etchells, Gabriele Gramelsberger, Ingrid LaFleur and Luiza Prado De O. Martins, ISBN 978-3-95476-510-2 (Vol 1)

Wege der Kollaboration / Towards Collaboration
With contributions by Esther Boldt, Abdul Dube, Barbara Raes, Bernd Scherer, Sophie de Somere, Meg Stuart and Gesa Ziemer, ISBN 978-3-95476-511-9 (Vol 2)

Die Stofflichkeit des Wissens / The Fabric of Knowledge
With contributions by Esther Boldt, Ayşe Güleç, Kate McIntosh, Boris Sieverts, Eyal Weizman and Jozef Wouters, ISBN 978-3-95476-512-6 (Vol 3)

Ed. Esther Boldt and PACT Zollverein with Katharina Burkhardt and Ann-Charlotte Günzel, German/English, Softcover, 16,8 × 23,4 cm, each volume 144 pages, numerous colour illustrations, each volume € 18, all 3 books € 40.

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