We are happy to share a program ‘Hope is a Discipline’ curated by our current resident Billy Fowo, and other De Appel curatorial program participants.
‘Our final public offering for de Appel Curatorial Programme inhabits Mariame Kaba’s idea of “hope is a discipline” — a hope that is neither just a feeling nor a horizon, but a project of communal labor. Hope is a daily practice that we undertake together, using the resources we already have. Taking Kaba’s words as a cue, Hope is a discipline constellates people who research the politics of friendship, and creates time for questions such as: how do we make places? How do we attend to solidarities?’
Hope is a discipline takes shape as a series of gatherings — watching films, jamming, reading, listening, and cooking —with the de Appel Aula transformed into a living room. A full schedule is available on this page. This offering by the Curatorial Programme is the final project taking place in de Appel’s current Nieuw-West location in Amsterdam, before it moves to Tempel. We hope to see you at the gatherings to say farewell, from October 5th through November 23rd, 2023.
The upcoming events of the ‘Hope is a Discipline’ program include:
Listening to an anthology of collectively stirred jamming as a living, breathing and stretching mechanism of sharing(s) and Tropical Tap Water Presents: Jamal Liancen on 12 November 2023 (16:00-18:00).
Esperanza (cumbia solitaria) on 14 November 2023 (17:00-21:30)
“Infrastructures of Feeling”, with Ruth Wilson Gilmore on 17 November 2023 (16:00-18:00)
Farewell: Ciao Karaoke! on 23 November 2023 (19:00-21:00)