Tertulia 6: The Common interest
Moderated by Felipe Cusicanqui
Departing from the Arendtian notion of “the common interest” (weltliche Bezug), that takes interest in the symbols, collective archetypes and temporary needs bounding us together as a society, the curator Paz Ponce will show us her collaborative project presented in the XIII Havana Biennale as well as her networking structure that puts together different actors and collectives that have chosen Berlin as their artistic axis. This networks or crossroads have generated diverse experimental artistic educational programs, workshops that integrate public history, philosophical and literary elements and curatorial projects with municipal and European programs as well as with independent artistic spaces.
Curator, educator and independent art historian born in 1985 in Cádiz. She lives and works in Berlin. In her practice she researches on identity formation mechanisms with a special focus on Berlin’s self-organized art scene. Among her many projects in the german capital she has generated an own pedagogical methodology named Philopoetics that incites a poetical sense of the daily to young people. She also collaborates with the Node Center for Cultural Studies, the Berlinerpool as chief conservator of the archive and with AFFECT – Agora’s Program for Collaborative Artistic Practices in Berlin supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.