DNA #22: New Alphabet School

Practices of Knowledge Production in Art, Activism and Collective Research

How can knowledge be both locally situated and globally relevant? Can knowledge be understood as a collective practice through the modes of action that produce it, rather than becoming a hegemonic matrix or lowest common denominator? The New Alphabet School is a traveling school for solidarity between different ways of knowing with stops in New Delhi, Athens, Porto, Rafah, Dakar, Warsaw and Berlin. Each meeting is dedicated to a knowledge practice such as Unlearning, Translating, Caring, Instituting, Survivance or Commoning. The volume presents contributions that have emerged from these gatherings and at the same time offers an overview of current methods of practice-based research in the arts, activism and collective research.