Performance and Community
SKÅN22 | FREESTANDING COURSE | 10 credits
This course is aimed at individuals who are interested in working in collaborations with the civil society and examine community-making potentials of the arts.
The course intends to create an ethical reflecting approach and develop artistic methodology regarding collaboration with communities. Collaborative methods and collective work will be discussed from philosophical, ethical and aesthetic perspectives.
The students will work with individual projects with lecturer Nasim Aghili as supervisor. Based on an intersectional understanding of the artistic practice, relevant works are discussed, and critical issues are formulated and discussed.
Nasim Aghili (b. 1980) is a Swedish-Iranian artist, director, writer and performer. Nasim works in the field of performing and visual arts and their participatory performances, theatre installations and art in the public space often deal with the experience of existing and living in different forms of exile and take the form of healing rituals. Nasim Aghili’s plays have been translated to different languages such as English, Spanish and Arabic and their work has been performed or presented in countries such as Puerto Rico, England, Mexico, US, Holland, Estonia and Sápmi. Nasim works in the queer feminist collective Ful and together with the artist and horticulturalist Björn Karlsson in the duo aghili/karlsson. The last few years they have been engaged in international projects that explore radical gardening, civil disobedience and the aesthetics of sisterhood – mainly with artists, activists and collectives whose work involves various forms of decolonising practices.
Special entry requirements are studies with artistic specialisation of at least 90 credits or the equivalent.
English (spoken and written)