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          1. Posthuman Glossary

            BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht organizes the series of presentations, conversations, seminars, and workshops Posthuman Glossary. The series takes place in the form of intensive two-day gatherings with artists, scholars, and activists around the critical issues of posthumanity in present-day artistic and intellectual work on 21–22 May, 28–29 May, 11–12 June, and 18–19 June 2015.

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            1. New World Academy launches its new reader: New World Academy Reader #5: Stateless Democracy
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              1. From 11 April - 21 June 2015, Centraal Museum Utrecht shows the exhibition New World Academy.
                For more information on the exhibition, please see here.
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                1. BAK embarks on the culminating phase (2014–2016) of FORMER WEST.

                  A collaborative alliance of five European contemporary art and educational institutions collectively embarks on the culminating phase of the long-term international research project FORMER WEST (2008–2016). The alliance consists of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht; Goldmiths College, University of London, London; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; tranzit.cz, Prague; and tranzit.hu, Budapest. 

                  Leading to the realization of the FORMER WEST publication in 2016, the key strand of these collaborations is a series of Public Editorial Meetings. Taking place over the next two years and in various geographical contexts, these meetings aim to negotiate the knowledges gathered throughout the course of the FORMER WEST project while bearing in mind the politico-cultural transformations unique to the locales in which they are held. The Public Editorial Meetings take place in several European cities (such as London, Budapest, and Warsaw, among others) as well as various locations in Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States.

                  The European leg of the collaboration is made possible by generous financial support from the European Union’s Creative Europe program. In addition to the Public Editorial Meetings, the participating institutions join their resources to hold a number of research exhibitions, seminars, publications, and competence meetings during this period. 

                  Following Berlin (2013) and Utrecht (2014), the next Public Editorial Meeting took place at Goldsmiths College in London on 27 and 28 February 2015. Titled Who is a “People?” Constructions of the “We,  the meeting is curated by Boris Buden (writer, cultural critic, and translator, Berlin), Maria Hlavajova (artistic director, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht), Massimiliano Mollona (theorist and writer, London), Andrea Phillips (theorist and writer, London), and Simon Sheikh (curator and theorist, Berlin and London).

                  1. April 2015

                      1. Program
                      11.04.–21.06.2015
                      museum presentation of the academy established by Jonas Staal, in collaboration with BAK
                      Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL)
                  2. May 2015

                      1. Program
                      2. Posthuman Glossary
                      21.05.–22.05.2015
                      first gathering of the Posthuman Glossary series
                      BAK, Utrecht (NL)
                      part of the semester on Human-Inhuman-Posthuman (Spring 2015)
                      1. Program
                      21.05.–20.06.2015
                      seminars, master classes, and workshops with artists and theorists
                      part of the semester on Human-Inhuman-Posthuman (Spring 2015)
                      1. Program
                      2. Posthuman Glossary
                      28.05.–29.05.2015
                      second gathering in the Posthuman Glossary series
                      BAK, Utrecht (NL)
                      part of the semester on Human-Inhuman-Posthuman (Spring 2015)
                      1. Program
                      2. New World Academy #5: Stateless Democracy
                      30.05.2015 20.30–23.00 hrs
                      book launch and conference
                      De Balie, Amsterdam (NL)
                      1. Program
                      2. New World Academy
                      31.05.2015 15.00–16.00 hrs
                      conversation between Edwin Jacobs and Jonas Staal on art and politics
                      Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL)
                      part of Centraal Museum's monthly sit-in series
                  3. June 2015

                      1. Program
                      2. Posthuman Glossary
                      11.06.–12.06.2015
                      third gathering in the Posthuman Glossary series
                      BAK, Utrecht (NL)
                      part of the semester on Human-Inhuman-Posthuman (Spring 2015)
                      1. Program
                      2. Posthuman Glossary
                      18.06.–19.06.2015
                      fourth gathering in the Posthuman Glossary series
                      BAK, Utrecht (NL)
                      part of the semester on Human-Inhuman-Posthuman (Spring 2015)
                      1. Program
                      24.06.–12.07.2015
                      presentation as part of an interdisciplinary research project by Klaas Hoek
                      BAK, Utrecht (NL)
                  4. August 2015

                      1. Program
                      24.08.–28.08.2015
                      summer school
                      Utrecht University, Utrecht (NL)