Conviviality as Potentiality

From Amnesia and Pandemic towards a Convivial Epistemology

Conviviality as a social practice is characterized by an intrinsic dynamic. The global capitalist world and its processes of racialization and neocolonialism systematically oppose the possibility of conviviality, placing it in constant danger of dwindling or collapsing.

The aim of our work is to explore and develop artistic practices that have the potential to intervene in these disrupting dynamics. We start from the assumption that arts-based research can function as an affirmative transformative force to deepen and strengthen convivial practices.

The question of conviviality as potentiality will be researched in connection to relevant predicaments in five territories: Australia, Lebanon, Israel, South Africa and Austria. With local and international artists and research partners, this project seeks to co-develop a new definition and practice of conviviality as positive, affirmative action of doing in the form of changing.

Conviviality as Potentiality: From Amnesia and Pandemic towards a Convivial Epistemology is an interdisciplinary, arts and theory based research project, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, AR 679) through its Programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK), and is based at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 2021 to 2025.

Latest News

  • INTERSECTIONS OF CONVIVIALITY: VOICES OF COMMUNITIES FORUM 1: Marginalized Voices at the Forefront! Speaking up, Speaking out! 14/06/2024
    WHEN: Friday, June 14, 2024, 10:00–21:00 WHERE: Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna, Freudplatz 3, E.603, 6th Floor, 1020 Vienna; Research Centre IFIME Open to all, registration is obligatory: Introduction The forum “Intersections of Conviviality: Voices of Communities” examines conviviality … Read more
  • MUSLIM FUTURES conference 8/06/2024
    WHEN: 08.06.2024, Saturday WHERE: Sigmund Freud Private University, IFIME, Room: E603 Freudplatz 3, 1020 Vienna MUSLIM FUTURES Who has the privilege to dream – and who does not? What circumstances need to be created to think about Muslim Futures? At … Read more
  • RESEARCH EXCHANGE SOUTH AFRICA: Coming to Vienna 3-8/06/2024
    CONVIVIALITY IN PRACTICE:Lecture, workshop, discussion, conference.Vienna, June 3-8, 2024 With our project, we focus on the potentiality of conviviality by expanding our field of research to the outside of Europe and engaging in co-creative processes with artists and researchers from … Read more
  • practice chaos 20-24/05/2024
    BIP program in Mainz, Germany, May 20–24, 2024 Taking part in Mainz BIP exchange from Vienna, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna: Asma Aiad; Jupiter Rhea Braun; Lukas Brunner; Persy-Lowis Bulayumi; Mariya Dmitrieva; Pramila Lama;Finn Mühl; Ertugrul Özbayraktar; Valentin Pfenniger; Fedor … Read more
  • embracing the internal south 13/05/2024
    EMBRACING THE INTERNAL SOUTH: EMPOWERMENT IN MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES, SALAM OIDA AND ZARA (ZIVILCOURAGE & ANTI-RASSISMUS-ARBEIT) WHEN: 13. 05. 2024 from 18:00 to 20:00 WHERE: Atelierhaus, Lehargasse 8, 1060 Wien, 1OG Atelier Süd (M1) Talk by Salam Oida Collective: Ines Mahmoud … Read more