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Property. A Glossary in 10 Episodes

Admission: Free
Video-installation: 05.05.2022, 19:00
Add to calendar 2022:05:05 19:00:00 2022:06:30 03:00:00 Europe/Athens Property. A Glossary in 10 Episodes Property. A Glossary in 10 Episodes - More informations on /events/event/3695-property-a-glossary-in-10-episodes Goethe-Institut Athen Hopscotch Reading Room (Berlin), Siddharta Lokanandi

Video installation in the framework of New Old Properties at Goethe-Institut Athen Property is the origin and culmination of everything modern.
Discussions around it are certainly not a new phenomenon, but based on its arguable role as an important social institution it has lately become a progressively controversial topic. Studies show that modern ownership has displaced forms of commons while also testifying to the ongoing influence this is having on social segregation predicated on racism, class, and gender inequality. The established idea of property seems to be responsible, at least in part, for a whole series of global crises that are becoming increasingly apparent. On May 5–6, 2022, Goethe-Institut Athen held the international symposium New Old Properties with lectures and debates on ownership in culture and society. Drawing on books from the collection of Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin, a glossary on the topic of property has been created to accompany the program. In a series of ten short video clips, Siddharta Lokanandi discusses different approaches to shed light on the area of conflict that modern ownership is raising. Challenging western perspectives, he examines various aspects and notions of property through the medium of the written word. Directed by Tal Sterngast Produced by Yutanova Film Music by Kalas Liebfried The installation is accompanied by a reading corner with selected works.

This episode reflects on the poetological premise of the glossary, of ‘books as property’ as well as the self-description of Hopscotch Reading Room and its practice.
Book in focus: Cluster: Dialectionary - Essays by Various Authors
EPISODE 3: CORPORATION (6΄30΄΄) Books in focus: Corporate Relations - Jena Osman Accelerating Possession - Bill Maurer/Gabriele Schwab
EPISODE 4: DEBT (6΄30΄΄)
Books in focus: Debt. The First 5,000 Years - David Graeber Die Fabrik des verschuldeten Menschen – Maurizio Lazzarato
EPISODE 5: GIFT (5΄30΄΄)
Book in focus: The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property - Lewis Hyde
EPISODE 6: LAND (6΄47΄΄)
Book in focus: The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism - Gerald Horne
Books in focus: The Parthenon Marbles - Christopher Hitchens The Nations and its Ruins: Antiquity, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece – Yannis Hamilakis
Book in focus: Zurück Geben. Über die Restitution afrikanischer Kulturgüter (On the Restitution of African Cultural Heritage) - Felwine Sarr/Bénédicte Savoy
Book in focus: The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism - C.B. Macpherson
EPISODE 10: WOMEN (6΄17΄΄)
Book in focus: Caliban and the Witch – Silvia Federici
The glossary can also be found online:

Property. A Glossary in 10 Episodes
Property. A Glossary in 10 Episodes
Property. A Glossary in 10 Episodes