(formerly Post Eastern Soviet Europe reading group)
What does it mean to be Eastern European (in the Netherlands)? What is our position in knowledge and art production? How can we research our own (art) histories, while they are not included in the Academy’s discourse? How do we live together and define ourselves without sticking to outdated geopolitical terms?
This is a social setting, an informal kitchen conversation, a reading club, support group, a political cafe, an art collective. We are here to be lost and found, to learn from and with each other. We want to stand out and our voices to be heard, our art history and artists to be seen and included, to be here not to prove anything but because it is important. We want to learn about our hidden histories, similarities and differences, to make unrepresented identities visible and expose the complexity of understanding the ‘Second World’.
Talk by Ksenia Robbe, 17:00 @ the library
Workshop/reading/get together, 17:00 @ the library
12:00-18:00 @ W139
Organised by Tasha Arlova, Eva Mahhov, Maja Chiara Faber
We are happy to invite you to join us this coming Friday, 4th of June 17:00-19:00, once again to Westerdok 782, kindly hosted by the project space 'when site lost the plot'.
Kindly hosted by when site lost the plot, we warmly invite you to Mark The Site and be our reader in residence.The Second Thoughts collective are opening the project space on Westerdok, Amsterdam, for people to stay the night, and participate in the exhibit. The participant-resident can stay there free of charge, 24hours, and we invite you to engage with the content placed in the space- the participant will encounter a curated domestic space with research materials and objects of significance.
We are happy to invite everyone for a small and cozy event of our group + tea and informal conversations, this time taking place in person at a small project space called When Site Lost The Plot, Wednesday May 19 @ 17:00-19:00.
We would like to thank all of you who joined our evening chat last Friday with Stefan Ambrosie, it was intriguing for us also to see some new faces. If you couldn't join, no worries! We definitely plan to have more meetups in the future, among other things. We'll keep you updated!
We are glad to invite you to the Second thoughts evening talk on Wednesday, December 2 at 17.30-19.30 at Rietveld Academie Gym.
We continue our events dedicated to a collective exploration on Eastern Europeaness. Our next meeting is scheduled on Friday, October, 23 at 17.00. It will take place at Fabulous Future at Gaasterlandstraat 3, 1079 RH Amsterdam. This time we will read a text by Julia Sushytska “What is Eastern Europe? A philosophical approach”
After the summer break, we warmly invite you to join our first event this autumn.
The library talks will take place on Tuesday, October, 6th at 17.30-18.15 at Rietveld and Sandberg Library (Fred. Roeskestraat 96, 1076 ED Amsterdam).
We will open a new library corner related to Eastern European discourse and have a group discussion with Eva Mahhov, Patrycja Rozwora, Tasha Arlova and Yuliia Elyas.
At 17:00 we are going to discuss the work of Tasha Orlova. You can watch the rough cut of her short film here:
We are going to meet 4th of May on Monday at 17:00
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We meet (virtually) 27 of April on Monday at 17:00
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We are going to meet 29 of November (Friday) at 17:00 at Sandberg (BC building 3d floor)
We are going to meet 15 of November (Friday) at 17:00 at Sandberg (BC building 3d floor)
Thank you, who joined our very first meeting of the reading group PostEasternSovietEurope. It was very pleasant to meet in person, the discussion was very fruitful.
weekly reading group + artists talks
Rietveld Academie, Sandberg Instituut, various locations in Amsterdam & on Jitsi/Zoom
anyone from or interested in the contemporary Eastern European diaspora
eastern europe, post-soviet, decolonisation, politics