Documentation The (Re)Construction of the World

Aid. Solidarity. Politics.

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Date

12.02.2021 - 14.02.2021

Themes

Inequality / Social Struggles, International / Transnational, Alternatives to Society, Global Solidarity

[Translate to en:] Die (Re)konstruktion der Welt

"The political in our time must be based on the imperative to reconstruct the world together. For the idea of decolonization to have any value on a planetary scale, it cannot be based on the assumption that I am purer than my neighbour." Achille Mbembe

Many crises are currently interlinking to form a global crisis, which is densified in the Corona pandemic. The collapse of the old world order and with it the disintegration of supra-state and multilateral structures, the intrusion of economy in every corner of life, the return of an authoritarian nation state, the climate crisis and the surrender of politics - all symptoms of this crisis are brought to the point by the virus.

The world crisis becomes inescapable and physical where the survival of thousands, sometimes even millions of people depend on the aid they receive or get refused. What kind of world do we live in when aid only stabilizes a world order that is becoming increasingly needy and desperate? And: What kind of world is this, where aid is only an expression of the inability to make the world different and better?

Aid today must testify about the world it encounters and give account to itself and others about its own experiences and deeds. We want to bring these experiences to the fore for political discussion.

But this cannot only be about the crisis, it must always be about its solution: at least about attempts for a solution. We do know from such approaches that they must be global, that there must be solutions for everyone without exception, if they are to be fair and therefore sustainable. And the first question to be answered by all of us is the one about the possibilities of ending a politics which mean the end of politics, because it gives up working on global problems and instrumentalizes aid as garbage collection for the global devastations of capitalism.

The discussion of the world experience gathered in the aid sector will trace the beginnings of a renewed politics in the practices of solidarity that appear in the global protests for climate justice, the transnational feminist and anti-racist movements, the local uprisings for democracy, human rights and a dignified life. From there, our conference "The (Re)Construction of the World" wants to define the relationship between aid, solidarity and politics from the promise we have made to ourselves in the Declaration of Human Rights: The promise of a global and social order in which the rights granted to us all would be fully realized.

The (Re)Construction of the World

International Conference on Aid, Solidarity and Politics in cooperation with medico international et al. | February 12-14, 2021

The (Re)Construction of the World: Aid. Solidarity. Politics. #1

Online conference February 12-14, 2021, in cooperation with medico international

Livestream day one

With Jean Ziegler, Mark Schuller, Nixon Boumba, Katja Maurer, Maximilian Pichl, Shirin Tinnesand.

A conference not only on the miserable state of the world, but also and above all on the possibilities of its reconstruction into a place that will finally be worth inhabiting. In lectures and forums, the aim is to determine the relationship between aid, solidarity and politics from the promise we made to ourselves in the Declaration of Human Rights: The promise of a global and social order in which the rights granted to us all would be fully realized.

Read the full program here.

Die (Re)konstruktion der Welt: Hilfe. Solidarität. Politik. #2

Tag Zwei der Online-Konferenz vom 12. bis 14.Februar 2021, in Kooperation mit medico international

Mit Ulrike Herrmann, Disha A. Ravi, Nina Treu, Sandro Mezzadra, Moussa Tchangari, Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo, Barbara Adams, Jason Rosario Braganza, Rita Segato und Eva von Redecker.

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The (Re)Construction of the World: Aid. Solidarity. Politics. #3

Online conference February 12-14, 2021, in cooperation with medico international

Livestream day three

With Achille Mbembe, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Sabine Hark, Susan Buck-Morss, Pierina Ferretti, Saeed Al-Batal, Wolfgang Kaleck, Rodrigo Mundaca, Mark Heywood, Miriam Saage-Maß, Milo Rau, Vanessa Eileen Thompson.

A conference not only on the miserable state of the world, but also and above all on the possibilities of its reconstruction into a place that will finally be worth inhabiting. In lectures and forums, the aim is to determine the relationship between aid, solidarity and politics from the promise we made to ourselves in the Declaration of Human Rights: The promise of a global and social order in which the rights granted to us all would be fully realized.

Read the full program here.