The Future Clinic for Critical Care

Symposium “Take Care”

Part of “NO LIMITS – International Theatre Festival Berlin”


Audio Description /  German /  English /  With German simultaneous translation /  English simultaneous translation /  Three-day ticket 10.11.-12.11.

The future starts now: Welcome to ”Take Care” by The Future Clinic for Critical Care! A three-day symposium, within the context of No Limits 2017, offering lectures, performances, talks, and controversial perspectives concerning care. In this case we take care not only as a medical issue but as social, creative and political strategy to address the violent present. In cooperation with theorists, activists and artists with and without disabilities from fields of performance, the arts, political activism, social work, science, healthcare and sex work, “Take Care” – curated by the performers and performance makers Jeremy Wade and James Leadbitter – is searching for a critical understanding of care that might support a form of political imagination necessary to override the dividing myths of neoliberal individualism. Can the experience of mutual caring serve as model for emancipatory relationships, political behavior and a basis for future resistance? As early as 1988 Audre Lorde explained: “Self-care is a form of political warfare.” What if a critical version of care could generate forms of reciprocal dependence? What if these new approaches could break through the isolation and competition that capitalism begets?




Friday November 10th – HAU2

16:00 – 17:00     House opens and headphones for language access    
17:00 – 17:15     Introduction by Jeremy Wade    
17:15 – 17:45     In Defense of Crip art and Activism
                               Lecture by Eva Egermann    
17:45 – 19:00     Art Activism and The Politics of Austerity – Part 1
                               Keynote Liz Crow and Robert McRuer    
20:00                    Tender Provocations of Hope and Fear    

Saturday November 11th – HAU2

10:00 – 10:30     Intro by James Leadbitter and Jeremy Wade    
10:30 – 11:45     Art Activism and The politics of Austerity – Part 2
                               Michael Zander and Rebecca Yeo    
11:45 – 12:15     Coffee Break    
12:15 – 12:45     Panel Discussion with Eva Egermann, Liz Crow,
                               Michael Zander, Rebecca Yeo
                               Moderated by Robert McRuer    
12:45 – 13:15     Q&A    
13:15 – 14:45     Lunchbreak    
14:45 – 15:15     Madlove – A Designer Asylum
                               the vacuum cleaner and Hannah Hull    
15:15 – 16:00     (Re_) learning Mad Self Love
                               Eliah Lüthi    
16:00 – 16:30     Working with Madness
                               the vacuum cleaner and Hannah Hull    
16:30 – 17:00     Coffee Break / Disco Moment    
17:00 – 18:00     “Behindert und verrückt feiern”
                               Disability & Mad Pride Parade +
                               Moderated by Johanna Zinecker    
18:00 – 18:30     Q&A with all of the Madlove Folks
                               Moderated by Hannah Hull    
20:00                    Tender Provocations of Hope and Fear    

Sonntag 12. November – HAU2

11:00 – 12:15     Coalitions of Care – Part 1
                               Loree Erikson and Matthias Vernaldi    
12:15 – 12:45     Panel Discussion + Q&A    
12:45 – 14:15     Lunchbreak    
14:15 – 15:30     Coalitions of Care – Part 2
                               Johanna Hedva and Neve Be    
15:30 – 16:30     Panel Discussion + Q&A with all four speakers    
16:30 – 16:45     Coffee Break / Disco Moment    
16:45 – 17:30     Final Evaluation Panel with Mondkalb aka Rebecca
                              Maskos, Matthias Vernaldi und Michael Zander    


Curators: Jeremy Wade, James Leadbitter / With: Liz Crow, Eva Eggerman, Loree Erikson, Simon Geils, Lena Grünberg, Johanna Hedva, Hannah Hull, Eliah Lüthi, Rebecca Maskos, Robert McRuer, Neve B, the vacuum cleaner, Matthias Vernaldi, Rebecca Yeo, Michael Zander, Johanna Zinecker u.a.


  • Past
    Fri 10.11.2017, 16:00 / HAU2
    Sat 11.11.2017, 10:00 / HAU2
    Sun 12.11.2017, 11:00 / HAU2


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