The Northern Winter Workshops
The Northern Winter Workshops are a programme of workshops that bring together art practitioners and cultural workers based in South Africa, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, around questions of decolonisation, art, and social justice. The programme consists of occasional workshops and reading groups organised by a range of artists, theorists, and activists.

Open to the public

October 2016—February 2017
South Africa, the Netherlands
and the United Kingdom

Colophon
The Northern Winter Workshops and theSouthern Summer School is a project initiated by artists Dorine van Meel and Nelmarie du Preez and organised together with cultural critic and writer Egbert Alejandro Martina, curator Khwezi Gule, artist Simangaliso Sibiya, curator Rachael Harlow and artist Abri de Swardt. Artist and lecturer Sharlene Khan and scholar and cultural critic Patricia Schor have functioned as advisers during the development of the project. The project is hosted and supported by BAK in Utrecht. The project website is designed by Rosie Eveleigh and Maria Mitcheva. The Northern Winter Workshops and the Southern Summer School are kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund.

About
The project starts from the acknowledgment that the colonial involvement of the Dutch and the British empire in South Africa is not only a historical fact that may be consigned to the past, but that coloniality continues to operate in the present–whether it is through the global distribution of wealth and power or through hegemonic discourses and practices. With this project we want to interrogate what it means for us as art practitioners to actively challenge eurocentric paradigms in the art world, investigate how we can form relationships of solidarity and exchange across national boundaries, and work towards creating non-normative spaces open to a multiplicity of stories, histories, languages, cultures, voices, and sounds.
The Northern Winter Workshops will take place from Mid-October 2016 till mid-February 2017 at various venues across South Africa, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. All Northern Winter Workshops are open to the public and the full programmme will be announced soon.
Our belief is that learning experiences should be as accessible as possible. If you experience or anticipate physical or other barriers based on disability, or would just like to ask a question, please contact us at: mail@SSS-NWW.organd we can discuss options.

Venue
Since its foundation in 2003, BAK has served as a space for art, knowledge, and activism. Its main mission is to advocate for the dynamic and critical role of art in society, and to catalyze discourse—with and through art as a form of active knowledge—on the urgent social and political issues of our times. BAK is a site of interlocution between and among various publics, convening on the basis of shared concerns to negotiate the concept of a common future through artistic imagination, intellectual rigor, and civic engagement. Underlining these efforts is BAK’s commitment to learning and education; artistic, theoretical, and political experimentation; and probing new methods and practices of collaboration and exchange.


Upcoming events Please RSVP to all events at:
RSVP@SSS-NWW.org

15 October, 7–11pm
Launch of the Project with dinner & drinks
Music by DJ Lonely (Jonas Ohlsson)
& Scripted Reality (Ilga Minjon)
FLAT, Florijn 42, Amsterdam (NL)

16 October, 2–4pm
Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #1 with E.A.M.
Butcher’s Tears, Karperweg 45,
Amsterdam (NL)
Download syllabus here

18 October, 6–9pm
Workshop by Tabita Rezaire
Bentex Studio, Ellis House
23 Voorhout street, New Doornfontein,
Johannesburg (SA)

21 October, 6–11pm

Launch of the Project
ROOM Gallery & Projects
23 Voorhout street, New Doornfontein,
Johannesburg (SA)

23 October, 3–5pm
Winter School: Mother Tongue Field Trip
Workshops organised by Ashley Whitfield
& Molemo Moiloa
In and around Yeoville, Johannesburg (SA)
Fully Booked

27 October, 11am—1pm
Decolonising Gender and Sexuality
Workshops by Jabu Pereira
Iranti-org Office
3rd Floor, 87 De Korte Str., Braamfontein,
Johannesburg (SA)
Fully Booked

28 October, 10am—5pm
Portfolio Readings
with Rachael Harlow, Thato Mogotsi
& Maria Fidel Regueros
Hosted by ROOM Gallery & Projects
23 Voorhout street, New Doornfontein
Johannesburg (SA)
Fully Booked

29 October, 11am—9pm
Gentle Dust workshop
by Mbali Khoza & Dorine van Meel
Hosted by ROOM Gallery & Projects
23 Voorhout street, New Doornfontein,
Johannesburg (SA)

29 October, 7pm—9pm
Gentle Dust performance event
Hosted by ROOM Gallery & Projects
23 Voorhout street, New Doornfontein,
Johannesburg (SA)
Open to all

31 October, 4pm
Excavating and Profiling Hidden
Photography Archives
Public Discussion hosted by
Market Photo Workshop
At June 16 Interpretation Centre
97 Mphuti Street,
Central Western Jabavu, Soweto (SA)
Open to all interested in the topic of
Black Photography Archives
(Limited transport from Market
Photo Workshop,
Helen Joseph Street, Newtown leaves
at 3.15pm and returns from Soweto at 6pm)

31 October—5 November, 9am–7pm
Ways of Being an Artist in the World
Workshops organised by Donna Kukama,
Kabelo Malatsie, Khwezi Gule,
Same Mdluli & Simangaliso Sibiya
Hosted by June 16 Interpretation Centre,
Soweto (SA)
Open to FUNDA Students only

3 November, 7–9pm
Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #2 by E.A.M.
Hosted by Butcher’s Tears
Karperweg 45, Amsterdam (NL)
Download syllabus here

5 November, 2pm–4pm
Genocidal white Laughter
Workshop by Teresa Diaz Nerio
Hosted by FLAT, Florijn 42,
Amsterdam (NL)

21 November, 3.30–6pm
(Anti)Apartheid en (Anti)racisme in een
neokoloniale tijd
Workshop by Marjan Boelsma
Hosted by IISH
Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam (NL)
Open to 15 participants, please RSVP
(The workshop is in Dutch only)

25 November, 7—9pm
Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #3 by E.A.M.
Hosted by Helicopter,
Beatrijsstraat 10, The Hague, (NL)
Open to 15 participants, please RSVP
Download syllabus here

26 November, 10.30—1.30pm
A Navigation
Movement workshop with
Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe
Studio 1, Jerwood Space, London (UK)
Open to 15 participants, please RSVP

26 November, 3–5pm
Solidariteit Vandaag in onze Neokoloniale Tijd
Workshop by Marjan Boelsma
Hosted by Framer Framed
Tolhuistuin, IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam (NL)
Open to all, please RSVP
Note: the workshop is in Dutch only

27 November, 5pm (SAST), 4pm (CET), 3pm (GMT)
The 3rd Sober & Lonely Synchronised
Running Club Run
Wherever you are in the world
Open to all

17 December, 11am–2pm
The Wretched of the Media
Workshop #1 by Simone Zeefuik
Hosted by Bijlmer Parktheater
Anton de Komplein 240, Amsterdam (NL)
Open to 15 participants, please RSVP

19 December, 7–9pm
Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #4 by E.A.M.
Hosted by Helicopter,
Beatrijsstraat 10, The Hague (NL)
Open to 15 participants, please RSVP
Download syllabus here

11 January, 7–9pm
Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #5 by E.A.M.
Hosted by Peach
Grondherendijk 9B, Rotterdam (NL)

Open to 15 participants, please RSVP
Download syllabus here

14 January, 11am–2pm
The Wretched of the Media
Workshop #2 by Simone Zeefuik
Hosted by Bijlmer Parktheater
Anton de Komplein 240, Amsterdam (NL)
Open to 15 participants, please RSVP

8 February, 7–9pm
The Conch
Open critical forum with Rachael Harlow
Hosted by the South London Gallery
65–67 Peckham Road, London (UK)
Open to all

11 February, 7–9pm
Race, Aesthetics, and the City
Reading group #6 E.A.M.
Hosted by Peach
Grondherendijk 9B, Rotterdam (NL)
Open to 15 participants, please RSVP
Download syllabus here

About
The project starts from the acknowledgment that the colonial involvement of the Dutch and the British empire in South Africa is not only a historical fact that may be consigned to the past, but that coloniality continues to operate in the present—whether it is through the global distribution of wealth and power or through hegemonic discourses and practices. With this project we want to interrogate what it means for us as art practitioners to actively challenge eurocentric paradigms in the art world, investigate how we can form relationships of solidarity and exchange across national boundaries, and work towards creating non-normative spaces open to a multiplicity of stories, histories, languages, cultures, voices, and sounds.
The first part of the Southern Summer School is for participants only and runs from 17-24 February. On the weekend of 25 and 26 February the Southern Summer School will open its doors to the general audience in order to continue the discussions and questions raised via a programme of presentations, lectures and workshops. The whole programme will essentially be organised by the participants, but also includes guest contributions from Yvette Mutumba, Wayne Modest, Imara Limon, Gloria Holwerda-Williams and Miguel Peres dos Santos.
Our belief is that learning experiences should be as accessible as possible. If you experience or anticipate physical or other barriers based on disability, or would just like to ask a question, please contact us at: mail@SSS-NWW.org and we can discuss options.

Venues
The Netherlands:
Bijlmer Parktheater
Butcher's Tears
FLAT
Helicopter
IISH
Peach

South Africa:
16 June Interpretation Centre
Funda Community College
Hector Pieterson Museum
King Kong
ROOM Gallery & Projects
VANSA

United Kingdom:
South London Gallery


Contributors
In South Africa, workshops
will be organised and led by:
Ashley Whitfield
and Molemo Moiloa
Khwezi Gule
and Simangaliso Sibiya
Mbali Khoza
and Dorine van Meel
Rachael Harlow
Sober & Lonely

In the Netherlands:
Egbert Alejandro Martina
Simone Zeefuik
Teresa Diaz Nerio
and Marjan Boelsm

In the United Kingdom:
Cedric Fauq
Phoebe Davies
Nandi Bhebhe
and Rachael Harlow



Colophon
The Northern Winter Workshops and theSouthern Summer School is a project initiated by artists Dorine van Meel and Nelmarie du Preez and organised together with cultural critic and writer Egbert Alejandro Martina, curator Khwezi Gule, artist Simangaliso Sibiya, curator Rachael Harlow and artist Abri de Swardt. Artist and lecturer Sharlene Khan and scholar and cultural critic Patricia Schor have functioned as advisers during the development of the project. The project is hosted and supported by BAK in Utrecht. The project website is designed by Rosie Eveleigh and Maria Mitcheva. The Northern Winter Workshops and the Southern Summer School are kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund.

Application
closed!

17–26 February, 2017
BAK, Utrecht, the Netherlands

The Southern Summer School
The Southern Summer School is a collective project that brings together art practitioners and cultural workers based in South Africa, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, around questions of decolonisation, art, and social justice.

The Southern Summer School is a collective
project that brings together art practitioners
and cultural workers based in South Africa,
the Netherlands and the United Kingdom,
around questions of decolonisation, art, and
social justice.
17–26 February, 2017
BAK, Utrecht, the Netherlands
About
The project starts from the acknowledgment
that the colonial involvement of the Dutch and the
British empire in South Africa is not only a historical
fact that may be consigned to the past, but that
coloniality continues to operate in the present —
whether it is through the global distribution of wealth
and power or through hegemonic discourses and
practices. With this project we want to interrogate
what it means for us as art practitioners to actively
challenge eurocentric paradigms in the art world,
investigate how we can form relationships of
solidarity and exchange across national boundaries,
and work towards creating non-normative spaces
open to a multiplicity of stories, histories, languages,
cultures, voices, and sounds.
The first part of the Southern Summer School is
for participants only and runs from 17—24 February.
On the weekend of 25 and 26 February the Southern
Summer School will open its doors to the general
audience in order to continue the discussions and
questions raised via a programme of presentations,
lectures and workshops. The whole programme will
essentially be organised by the participants, but also
includes guest contributions from Yvette Mutumba,
Wayne Modest, Imara Limon, Gloria Holwerda-Williams
and Miguel Peres dos Santos.
Our belief is that learning experiences should be as
accessible as possible. If you experience or anticipate
physical or other barriers based on disability, or would
just like to ask a question, please contact us at:
mail@SSS-NWW.org and we can discuss options.
Venue
Since its foundation in 2003, BAK has served as
a space for art, knowledge, and activism. Its main
mission is to advocate for the dynamic and critical
role of art in society, and to catalyze discourse—
with and through art as a form of active knowledge—
on the urgent social and political issues of our times.
BAK is a site of interlocution between and among
various publics, convening on the basis of shared
concerns to negotiate the concept of a common
future through artistic imagination, intellectual rigor,
and civic engagement. Underlining these efforts
is BAK’s commitment to learning and education;
artistic, theoretical, and political experimentation;
and probing new methods and practices of
collaboration and exchange.
Colophon
The Northern Winter Workshops and the
Southern Summer School is a project initiated by
artists Dorine van Meel and Nelmarie du Preez and
organised together with cultural critic and writer
Egbert Alejandro Martina, curator Khwezi Gule,
artist Simangaliso Sibiya, curator Rachael Harlow
and artist Abri de Swardt. Artist and lecturer
Sharlene Khan and scholar and cultural critic
Patricia Schor have functioned as advisers during
the development of the project. The project is
hosted and supported by BAK in Utrecht. This
website is designed by Rosie Eveleigh and
Maria Mitcheva. The NWW and the SSS are
kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund.
The Northern Winter Workshops are
a programme of workshops that bring
together art practitioners and cultural
workers based in South Africa, the
Netherlands and the United Kingdom,
around questions of decolonisation,
art, and social justice. The programme
consists of occasional workshops and
reading groups organised by a range
of artists, theorists, and activists.
October 2016—February 2017
South Africa, the Netherlands
and the United Kingdom
About
The project starts from the acknowledgment
that the colonial involvement of the Dutch and the
British empire in South Africa is not only a historical
fact that may be consigned to the past, but that
coloniality continues to operate in the present—
whether it is through the global distribution of
wealth and power or through hegemonic discourses
and practices. With this project we want to
interrogate what it means for us as art practitioners
to actively challenge eurocentric paradigms in the
art world, investigate how we can form relationships
of solidarity and exchange across national
boundaries, and work towards creating non-
normative spaces open to a multiplicity of stories,
histories, languages, cultures, voices, and sounds.
The Northern Winter Workshops will take
place from Mid-October 2016 till mid-February
2017 at various venues across South Africa,
the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. All
Northern Winter Workshops are open to the public
and the full programme will be announced soon.
Our belief is that learning experiences should
be as accessible as possible. If you experience or
anticipate physical or other barriers based on
disability, or would just like to ask a question,
please contact us at: mail@SSS-NWW.org and
we can discuss options.

Venues
The Netherlands:
Bijlmer Parktheater
Butcher's Tears
FLAT
Helicopter
IISH
Peach

South Africa:
16 June Interpretation Centre
Funda Community College
Hector Pieterson Museum
Bentex Studio
Market Photo Workshop
Iranti.org
ROOM Gallery & Projects
VANSA

United Kingdom:
South London Gallery

Colophon
The Northern Winter Workshops and the
Southern Summer School is a project initiated by
artists Dorine van Meel and Nelmarie du Preez and
organised together with cultural critic and writer
Egbert Alejandro Martina, curator Khwezi Gule,
artist Simangaliso Sibiya, curator Rachael Harlow
and artist Abri de Swardt. Artist and lecturer
Sharlene Khan and scholar and cultural critic
Patricia Schor have functioned as advisers during
the development of the project. The project is hosted
and supported by BAK in Utrecht. This website is
designed by Rosie Eveleigh and Maria Mitcheva.
The NWW and the SSS are kindly supported by
the Mondriaan Fund.