Tue 09 October
Welcome to Harmonistan!
A lecture by Markus Miessen
Over the last decade, the term ‘participation’ has become increasingly overused. Miessen argues for an urgent inversion of participation, a model beyond modes of consensus.
When everyone has been turned into a participant, the often uncritical, innocent, and romantic use of the term has become frightening. Supported by a repeatedly nostalgic veneer of worthiness, phony solidarity, and political correctness, participation has become the default of politicians withdrawing from responsibility. Similar to the notion of an independent politician dissociated from a specific party, Miessen’s ‘Participation’ tetralogy encourages the role of what he calls the ‘crossbench practitioner’, an uninterested and non-biased outsider, who is not limited by existing protocols, and who enters the arena with nothing but the will to generate change.
Entrance: 5,- / 3,- with discount