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TFTNY: Protocols in the Making

Trained by Jeanne van Heeswijk, Angel Bat Dawid, Adelita Husni Bey, Sandra Lange, Joy Mariama Smith
A preview of the Vera List Center’s program cycle As for Protocols this online event is convened by Dutch visual artist and curator Jeanne van Heeswijk. Comprised of a series of collective exercises, interventions, and a musical performance by composer Angel Bat Dawid, artist Adelita Husni Bey, designer Sandra Lange, and artist Joy Mariama Smith, the event...

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Kitchen Atlases

Trained by Bakudapan Food Study Group
Bakudapan Food Study Group wants to explore the power relations between migrant domestic workers and their employers. They test whether and how the site of the training they have chosen—the kitchen—may help, if only temporarily, to suspend these extant hierarchies...

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Exploring Untimely Togetherness

Trained by Beatrice Catanzaro, co-facilitated with Kolar Aparna, and in collaboration with Mehbratu Efrem Gebreab
“You know, you really wake up to yourself through the other.” These words from a coloquial conversation—a reminder that “waking up” to oneself means, simultaneously, waking up to forms of coming together—inspired this training exploring relatedness; relatedness with...

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Training for the Underwater(ed) Land

Trained by QANAT (Abdellah Hassak, Amine Lahrach, Edouard Sors, Francesca Masoero, George Bajalia, Jérôme Giller, Louisa Aarrass, Nassim Azarzar, Noureddine Ezarraf, and Sara Frikech)
Artistic interventions, participative research, and discussions aimed at building a political and poetical map of water in its entanglement with the formation of landscapes and worldviews.

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This training calls for the urgent formation of what Urban Front calls “parallel urban practices,” while taking aim at the structural and conceptual problem of contemporary urbanism: the increasing fragmentation, separation, and disintegration of an understanding of the city...

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QFCPSSBBXOXO Queer and Feminist Physical and Critical Self-Defense and Support Bloc of Bodies

Trained by To Be Determined (Clara Balaguer, Sarafina van Ast and Gabriel Fontana)
Employing a temporal framework—exploring the past, inhabiting the present, imagining a future, and speculating about a dimension where time itself collapses—this training explores how minds, bodies, and voices can be used as tools for critical and physical self-defense...

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Community Futurisms

Trained by Black Quantum Futurism, Rasheedah Phillips, Camae Ayewa
This training with Black Quantum Futurism (BQF) unfolded in three parts spread over three days: Anthropology of Consciousness, In Housing Futures and Black Space Agency, and DIY Time Travel and Quantum Event Mapping.

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(New) Formats of Care in Times of Violence

Trained by Patricia Kaersenhout
How does one care in times of violence? The practice of artist, activist, and womanist Patricia Kaersenhout can be seen as an ongoing search to respond to this conundrum, oscillating tirelessly between the space of art and that of everyday life. In this context, the starting point...

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Voices of New Women

Trained by New Women Connectors
This symposium is for and by refugee and migrant women from all cultural backgrounds, to not only learn, connect and share, but also to build more inclusive policies; celebrating women’s resilience and ideas & strategies worth spreading. The symposium, which is part of the...

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Which experiences can be created that spark cross-cultural interactions and openness to the other? What happens when designing spaces to be inclusive, working to make them personal, approachable, and culturally sensitive? These are the questions that Pim van der Mijl and...

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Open Access is a conceptual framework for accessibility developed by Carmen Papalia in response to institutional failures that he experienced as a recipient of disability support services. Rather than providing a “policy,” Open Access offers guidelines for person-to-person agreements for mutual care.

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Collective work-processes for self-determination

Trained by Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh and Hamada al-Joumah
Based on their different experiences of working in the Palestinian refugee camp of Burj al-Shamali, through this training activist Hamada al-Joumah and artist Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh investigate avenues for collective working processes that foster self-determination...

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Basic Activist Kitchen

Trained by Bikewars(Maja Bollier), Common Belongings, Kritische Studenten Utrecht, Ontgroei, Picnic with Asia, Revolutionaire Eenheid, Rowena Buur, Sayonara Stutgard, Taste Before You Waste, Willem Geertman Art&Culture Network, VOKO Utrecht Eva Bullens, Merel Zwarts
Throughout the course of Trainings for the Not-Yet, the Basic Activist Kitchen (the B.A.K) cooked daily meals for trainings participants as well as for passers-by. The collective invited different individuals and collectives to cook together, take over the kitchen and organize...

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Decommodifying Housing How to Get There?

Trained by Homebaked Community Land Trust (CLT) (Britt Jürgensen and Marianne Heaslip), De Nieuwe Meent (Selçuk Balamir), de Kasko (Joska Ottjes), Refugee Collective We Are Here, Elke Uitentuis, Ethel Baraona Pohl, Cristina Gamboa, and Irene Calabuch Mirón
How to undo—and then get rid of—a model in which housing has become a commodity? Decommodifying Housing: How to Get There? is a training in which different collectives that work toward radical alternatives of making housing livable, affordable, and egalitarian share...

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This training engages the learnings from the art-, coffee-, and media cooperative Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op. As a pragmatical, representational, performative, aesthetic, plausible, communitarian, and utopian body, the Co-op started as a cooperative web-server and a...

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This training considers the materiality of social structures and the idea of the extended body, a body with physical presence that constantly brings into being further collective social bodies, experiences, ways of being, and ways of thinking. Extended bodies are present in a room...

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Say YES to Consent

Trained by Laced-Up Project
The topic of consent has emerged strongly into public awareness thanks to the #metoo and other feminist movements. As consent has gained fresh prominence, it has perhaps moved away from a “no means no” to a “yes means yes” model. However, it is still unclear for many...

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Each Step Yields Depth

Trained by Chloë Bass
Each Step Yields Depth is a language-, translation-, and memory training based in the kitchen. The training invites participants to share words about food, recipes, cooking techniques, and kitchen stories from their culture, either as they live it in the present day, or as they remember...

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More than Friends

Trained by Staci Bu Shea
More than Friends opens to modes of affinity and coalition from the standpoint that, according to Bu Shea, every “revolution starts at home.” The training sets out from three premises: first, the nuclear household is the site of the majority of abuse and sexual violence in the world...

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Mad About Study

Trained by Joy Mariama Smith
What does it really mean to be “mad” about study, and, moreover, about studying collectively, specifically in relation to community, art making, and social practice? What would studying be if it were a joyful public expression of collaborative learning? Joy Mariama Smith sets up...

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Unforgetting & Reconnecting Story Mapping

Trained by Nancy Jouwe and Denise Valentine
Unforgetting & Reconnecting is a process of deep reflection, inquiry, and investigation, done to build—or peel back—layers of context in the explication of history and the (re)construction of personal and social identities. Encounters with painful aspects of history concerning race...

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Proscenium•Performing Institutions

Trained by Adelita Husni-Bey
This training was in thinking with our bodies, using the body to research the norm, and produce the derailing of the norm. It was training to go off the script imposed by institutions—including museums, prisons, and heterosexual relations—as proxies for centers of power. Husni-Bey...

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The City Staircase

Trained by Gabriel Erlach, Utrecht in Dialoog, Jeanne van Heeswijk, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst
The City Staircase is a collective endurance performance that takes place over the opening weekend of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet. It unfolds in two parts, each a six-hour relay of conversations with and between Utrechters about the future of their city.

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Stranded FM

Trained by Stranded FM
Stranded FM is an “Unconventional Online Radio Station", founded in 2015. Stranded FM strives to provide a stage for the (as of yet) unknown Utrecht music scene, and connect its broader cultural landscape. At Trainings for the Not-Yet they hosted Listen/Re:listen (2019), a radio installation which and complements both the exhibition and (their) trainings.

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Public Faculty

Trained by Jeanne van Heeswijk
Public Faculty uses strategies to rethink, redefine and re-enter public space through collective cultural action. The impetus behind Public Faculty is to learn from a place through a process of exchanging knowledge and cohabitation, and by listening to people describing their daily conditions in which they often feel trapped.

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