Undercommons.
Pianificazione fuggitiva e studio nero

Napoli (Online)
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 2.30 – 4.30 pm (UTC+1)
Seminar, language: Italiano

Conversation between Tiziana Terranova (TRU), Emanuela Maltese (Translator) and
Angelica Pesarini (Black Italia, NYU). Moderated by Justin Randolph Thompson (BHMF)
Organised by Centro studi postcoloniali e di genere – Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale” In collaboration with con Black History Month Florence 
For more info and registration please visit the event’s page here.

Undercommons. Pianificazione fuggitiva e studio nero is the first book of the series Ante-politics published with Tamu Edition. In this essential book, Stefano Harney and Fred Moten draw on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, inspires, and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique. Working from and within the social poesis of life in The Undercommons, Harney and Moten develop and expand an array of concepts: study, debt, surround, planning, and the shipped. The Italian edition aims at fostering the dialogue around the authors’ thoughts and propositions, following the fugitive path of an historical and global blackness, to invite the reader to the self-organised ensembles of social life that are launched every day and every night amid the general antagonism of The Undercommons.

Past Events

Gaddafi in Rome

Gaddafi in Rome

14.07.2019

In June 2009 Muammar Gaddafi and Silvio Berlusconi met in Rome to celebrate the Italy-Libya Treaty on Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation and discuss the Bilateral Agreements on migration and fuel trade. As the event sparked several protests, it caused a media frenzy in Italy that brought to the fore the controversial relations between the two countries. Attempting to turn an archive of live news updates produced during the meeting into a script, this performative lecture strives to dissect the memory of this event and the way it was reported.

In Search of Archives

In Search of Archives

23-26.01.2019

In Search of Archives inquires into contemporary notions and practices of the archive in postcolonial constellations. While the state of archives in former colonial settings is continuously marked by limited access, dispersed documents and repressed histories, contemporary art and research have been opening various ways of appropriating, (re)collecting and rendering visible the diverse traces and memories, creating new meanings of the past for the present and the future.

AntiColonial Records

AntiColonial Records

24–26.10.2018

A three-day programme including working groups, film screenings, presentations and discussions revolving around the question of social justice born out of the postcolonial situation. The encounter is set up to facilitate collaborative explorations of the potential of the creative work to disrupt ingrained ideas and representations through affecting the senses and imagination.

Discreet Violence

Discreet Violence

19.12.2017

Based on private and institutional archives, including the French Service cinématographique des armées, Discreet Violence: French Camps in Colonized Algeria features certain aspects of the massive forced resettlement of civilians during the Algerian Revolution (1954–1962), and disclosures the ways with which the French colonial regime attempted to divert the military purpose of the camps in the aftermath of a medial scandal of 1959.