The Southern Summer School
17–26 February, 2017
BAK, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Applications deadline 1 October 2016
We now welcome applications for The Southern Summer School, a collective project that brings together art practitioners and cultural workers based in South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The project begins from the acknowledgment that the colonial involvement of the Dutch and the British empire in South Africa is not only a historical fact that may be consigned to the past, but that coloniality continues to operate in the present. In the four months leading up to the summer school, a program of preparatory workshops titled The Northern Winter Workshops will be organized in various art venues across South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. These workshops are open to the public and organized by a range of artists, theorists, and activists who address questions of decolonization and social justice within their respective practices.
The Southern Summer School will take place from 17–24 February, 2017 at BAK in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It will conclude with a final open weekend of screenings, workshops, discussions, lectures, and music by participants and guests on February 25–26. Application for The Southern Summer School is through an open call, and participation is free of charge. The Southern Summer School will cover the costs of travel and accommodation to the Netherlands for those participants based in South Africa.
More details on the program can be found on www.SSS-NWW.org.
To apply to take part in the summer school, please fill out the following questions here and return it to us via mail@SSS-NWW.org by 1 October 2016. You will receive our response by 9 October.
We are very much looking forward to hearing from you!
The Southern Summer School Team
The Southern Summer School (SSS) and Northern Winter Workshops (NWW) is a project initiated by artists Dorine van Meel and Nelmarie du Preez, and organised together with cultural critic and writer Egbert Alejandro Martina, curator Rachael Harlow and artist Abri de Swardt. SSW and NWW is hosted and supported by BAK in Utrecht.