Summer Term 2023


Every first Tuesday of the month we meet at 8pm in the ArchipelagoLab (C5.225) for our Labmeeting to be together and exchange ideas. Feel free to bring food or drinks.

Dates for the Summer Term 2023:  May 2, June 6, July 4

May 11 2023 - MAHKU. Daniel Dinato and Ibã Huni Kuin

4 - 5.30 pm
Guests: Ibã Huni Kuin & Daniel Dinato (via Zoom)
ArchipelagoLab (C5.225)
This Event will be held in English and Portuguese (translated).

The Movement of Huni Kuin Artists (MAHKU), founded in 2012 by Ibã Huni Kuin and his son Bane Huni Kuin, has been present in the Brazilian contemporary art scene for over a decade – they are currently at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), with the exhibition Mirações. This presentation of researcher Ibã Huni Kuin and curator Daniel Dinato about MAHKU and their ongoing collaborations takes place in the context of a dialogue with students of the 'Decolonial Thought and Practice' seminar led by Raphael Daibert.

In order to decentralize thought and practice from Europe and focus on subjectivities from other geographies, the main questions of the seminar Decolonial Thought and Practice are: How do contemporary art forms respond to a suppressing (art) history that has historically erased multiple voices? What is the role of art in resisting and creating worlds otherwise? Learning from Global Southern theorists, 'Decolonial Thought and Practice' intends to collectively research the thinking and the doing of theory and art practitioners that in their politics and art forms act as openings to other landscapes of understanding.

Ibã Huni Kuin is an artist, researcher, and txana, a specialist in the chants of ayahuasca. In the 1980s, he began to research with his father, Tuin, and his uncles to register and reclaim the ayahuasca chants, called huni meka, and the Hanxta Kuin language, the language of the Huni Kuin. It was in this context that he and his son Bane founded the Movement of Huni Kuin Artists (MAHKU) in 2012. Ibã is also an activist who fights for the affirmation of Huni Kuin culture and for its economic and political autonomy.

Daniel Dinato is an anthropologist and curator. Since 2016 he has been working and researching with MAHKU. Together, they organized the exhibitions Yube Inu, Yube Shanu, MAHKU: Songs of Images and MAHKU: Sell canvas, buy land. He is currently developing his PhD at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada.

Raphael Daibert is a Brazilian curator, artist and researcher based in Berlin. He is a research associate at the Institute of Philosophy and Art History and PhD candidate at the Cultures of Critique Research Training Group at Leuphana University Lüneburg and is, during this semester, leading the seminar 'Decolonial Thought and Practice'.

Via you can request a text by Daniel Dinato to prepare - however, this is not necessary.
Amilton Mattos' film "O sonho do nixi pae (2015)" can be watched here.


May 16 2023 Let's talk about unease in academia

6 - 9 pm
Film screening and discussion
Guests: Initiative "Undoing Unease"
ArchipelagoLab (C5.225)

The event will be held in english.

Have you ever experienced unease in academia? What does “unease” mean to you? We, the initiative “Undoing Unease” and the ArchipelagoLab, invite you to join our screening and discussion of the documentary “Picture a Scientist” which focuses on how exclusionary structures, harassment and diffuse power mechanisms discriminate against marginalized people. You are welcome to come by, share experiences or just listen.

May 23 2023 - Deleuze totale 9 to 5

9am - 6.10pm
ArchipelagoLab (C5.225)
Screening in French with English subtitles.

The Abécédaire is Gilles Deleuze's only appearance on television. In just under mere eight hours, journalist Claire Parnet interviews the French philosopher and navigates Deleuze's philosophical reflections along the alphabet. The interview was recorded in 1989-1990, but at his request was not broadcast until after Deleuze's death in 1995.

We will show the work in 4 blocks, all in one day, with breaks. Join us as it suits you or keep up with us in this marathon. We welcome everyone, even if it's just for your favorite letter!

First Block
9am - 11.10am
A Animal
B "Boire" (Drink)
C Culture
D Desire
E "Enfance" (Childhood)

Second Block
11.30am - 1.10pm
F Fidelity
G "Gauche" (Left)
H History of Philosophy
I Idea
J Joy
K Kant

Third Block
2.10pm - 4.10pm           
L Literature
M Malady
N Neurology
O Opera
P Professor

Fourth Block
4.30pm - 6.10pm           
Q Question
R Resistance
S Style
T Tennis
U "Un" (One)
V Voyage
W Wittgenstein
X, Y Unknown
Z Zigzag


May 30 2023 - ContraPoints / Natalie Wynn on envy and the social function of a resistant emotion

5 pm - 8 pm
Guest: Lucas Tiemon
ArchipelagoLab (C5.225)

Whether at university, at work or when your best friend hooks up with a sexy person again - but you yourself remain alone:
Envy is something we encounter again and again in our everyday lives. That's why Lucas Tiemon invites you to watch the video essay by ContraPoints together,
which deals with precisely this topic. It deals with the cultural-historical genesis of the concept of envy, its social function and an examination of this mortal sin despite its taboo status.
After the essay, Lucas Tiemon, who is writing his bachelor's thesis on the topic, would like to discuss and reflect with you.

June 29 2023 - Freinetmaschine. Radikale Pädagogik und kollektives Publizieren

6 - 8 pm
Guest: Gerko Egert
ArchipelagoLab (C5.225)
The event will be held in German.

„Den Weg zu bereiten, der vom wissenschaftlichen Forschungsansatz über das Experiment und die Methode bis hin zu dem führt, was wir Kunst nennen, das ist die Aufgabe der Technik – in unserem Fall der pädagogischen Technik…“ C. Freinet

When the French educator Célestin Freinet made the printing press the center of his pedagogy, he was concerned with more than just teaching students how to print. For him, typesetting and duplicating, writing and distributing, editing and designing a magazine by students for students were themselves essential techniques of his pedagogy.

Based on this narrow as well as experimental linking of pedagogy and publishing, learning and printing, thinking and acting, the lecture explores the political potential of current and historical techniques of a radical pedagogy. What spaces, formats, and practices of self-organized, open-source, and peer-to-peer learning have existed and continue to exist? How can artistic, activist, and collective techniques serve to communicate other, marginalized knowledge even today? Most importantly, how can they communicate it in a different way? In other words, how does a technique become a pedagogical technique?

Gerko Egert is a performance and media scholar. He is currently a private lecturer at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen. He has been a substitute professor at the Freie Universität Berlin and the HBK Braunschweig. He researches philosophies and politics of movement, art and radical pedagogy, planetary action, dance and performance since the 20th century, process philosophy as well as (speculative) pragmatism. In addition to his PhD Berührungen. Bewegung, Relation und Affekt im zeitgenössischen Tanz (Transcript 2016, engl.: Routledge 2020), his publications include "Operational Choreography. Dance and Logistical Capitalism" (Performance Philosophy 2022) and the anthology Experimente lernen, Techniken tauschen. Ein spekulatives Handbuch (hrsg. mit Julia Bee, 2020).
Together with Julia Bee he runs the publication platform nocturne.

July 6 2023 A Dream of Formication

6 - 8 pm
ArchipelagoLab (C5.225)

They infiltrate nation states, cut up banknotes, leave behind thin traces, a manuscript. We encounter them as ambassadors, dream figures and troublemakers. The ant changes human beings, a formication is unstoppable. Their tunnels are timeless architectures, the undermining takes place in the untunnelled. A hand, found inside an anthill. A tingling, two mandibles pinching the surface layers. The beginning of an intraterrestrial contact. 

In consideration of various artistic contacts with the ants, we venture an approach.

Lisa Behrendt studied philosophy, German language and literature and performing arts in Braunschweig and currently works as a waitress and freelance journalist for a city magazine.

Hanna Zeyen is a student of cultural and sustainability studies in Lüneburg and works in a Kunstverein.

Both are members of the Ameisenschutzwarte Niedersachsen and trained ant carers.


Wednesdays (16th November - 1st February)
Autonomous Writing Group: Writing together, Practicing Feedback

2 - 4 pm
ArchipelagoLab (C5.225)
Organised by Liane Schlumberger and Max Waschka.
Registration via mail to Liane or Max.

The meetings will be held in German:

Die Praxis des Schreibens ist wichtiger Bestandteil unseres Studienalltags, wird aber nur selten zum Thema gemacht und steht dann häufig in Beziehung mit Bewertung und Leistungsdruck.
Wir möchten in diesem Seminar einen Raum schaffen, in dem eigene Schreibprojekte entwickelt, gelesen, reflektiert, miteinander diskutiert werden, um so immer wieder neue Ausgangspunkte für unser Schreiben zu finden. Jede:r Teilnehmer:in hat die Möglichkeit, im Laufe des Semesters einen eigenen Text mitzubringen – eine Hausarbeit, ein Ausschnitt einer Abschlussarbeit oder ein anderes Schreibprojekt.
Ein Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auch auf dem Miteinander, d.h. dass wir uns kennen lernen, voneinander und miteinander lernen können. Wir möchten uns darin ausprobieren, wie wir hilfreiches Feedback geben, als auch annehmen können. Welche Hilfsmittel können wir uns gegenseitig an die Hand geben? Wie können wir uns gegenseitig stärken? Und immer wieder: warum und wofür wollen wir schreiben?

Die Veranstaltung findet (vorwiegend) auf deutsch statt, gerne dürfen aber auch englische Texte mitgebracht werden!

Am Mittwoch, 16. November findet unser erstes offene Treffen statt.
Nach dem 23.11. möchten wir die Gruppe schließen, wer dann noch dazukommen möchte, schreibe uns bitte vorher eine Mail (an und