Webinar 'Political Biographies in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe'

2021 05 19
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Events in Estonia

Airi Triisberg is currently interviewing political organisers and cultural workers in the post-Soviet and post-socialist region. The interviews focus on the political biographies of her conversation partners, thus connecting personal narratives with larger political histories.

In this webinar, she reflects on the questions that have emerged from the research process: Who is the politically active subject in post-Soviet and post-socialist societies? What constitutes a social movement? What are the collective forms of dissent? Which visual images are produced in the context of grass-roots politics? What are the relations of art/cultural practice, knowledge production and political organizing? The presentation will be followed by an open conversation.

To participate, register latest by May 18th here: https://forms.gle/8uhow7LGDhnVQYV1A

We will send you the Zoom link within 3 days.

Beware of your time zone:
EET (Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, St Petersburg) event starts at 6 pm.
CEDT (Warsaw, Prague, Berlin) event starts at 5 pm.

Airi Triisberg is an art worker based in Tallinn. She is interested in issues related to gender and sexualities, movement politics, struggles against precarious working conditions and collective care practices, illness/health and dis/abilities. Her practice is often located at the intersection of art, knowledge production and self-organisation.

Image: Intervention by Ladyfest Tallinn (Minna Hint, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Pire Sova, Killu Sukmit, Anna-Stina Treumund), 2016.

Photo: Eva Sepping
The event is supported by Active Citizens Fund.
The research has been supported by Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen and Kone Foundation.