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«School Of Resistance» 

Kay Sara during rehearsals © Armin Smailovic


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The «School of Resistance»  is an online series of debates with experts on change from around the world: artists, activists, politicians, and philosophers, discussing the impacts of activism and artistic affirmative actions on the economic, ecological, and labor relations throughout the world, working as a blueprint for a politics of resistance.

A project of IIPM and NTGent, in cooperation with Akademie der Künste, Berlin, medico international, Merve Verlag, European Alternatives, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, COINCIDENCIA – Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges and funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

As a bi-weekly Livestream format, «School of Resistance» will resume its activities on 3 September, and will be concluded with an event in February 2021 at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.



«There is no turning back»
– Kay Sara

Kay Sara plays Antigone – the leading role from Milo Raus’ next piece «Antigone in the Amazon», a project supported by COINCIDENCIA. The rehearsal for the Brazilian-European piece started before the COVID-19 Pandemics and got interrupted by the global crisis. The Brazilian actress gives the opening speech for the Vienna Festwochen, which was supposed to happen at the opening of the festival live on the stage of the Burgtheater Vienna, directly from the Amazon, through video. The address is followed by a discussion with Tania Bruguera (Cuba) and Milo Rau (Belgium), moderated by Lara Staal (Netherlands).

To read the transcript, go to NTGent’s website.


«Whether it’s in the Amazon, whether it’s the Congo, whether it’s the Indonesian forests, all the forests matter»
– Vanessa Nakate

In the second episode of «School of Resistance» the Indian scholar and environmentalist Vandana Shiva talks with Fridays For Future Uganda founder Vanessa Nakate on the effects of climate change in the Global South and climate activism today.

To read the transcript, go to NTGent’s website.



«At the time we are facing all the crisis, people are much more inclined to listen to a political solution of the thing».
– Nasir Mansoor

In the third episode of «School of Resistance», realized with the support of medico international, the Pakistani trade unionists Zehra Khan and Nasir Mansoor discuss living and working conditions of textile workers in Pakistan and the global production and supply chains of what we call “global economy”.

To read the transcript, go to NTGent’s website.


Image: Kay Sara during rehearsals © Armin Smailovic