ONE BELT. MANY ROADS: April 30, 2022

ONE BELT. MANY ROADS: April 30, 2022

One Belt. Many Roads (OBMR) is a collaboration between Agung Kurniawan/INDONESIA. Almagul Menlibayeva/KAZAKHSTAN. Behzad Khosravi Noori/IRAN, PAKISTAN. Berhanu Ashagrie/ETHIOPIA, Hatem Bourial/TUNISIA. Yara Mekawei/EGYPT. transparadiso (Paul Rajakovics, Barbara Holub)/ITALY, and Grammar of Urgencies (Maren Richter, Klaus Schafler with Niels Plotard)/AUSTRIA.

On April 30th 2022 at 2pm CET we will present the first stage of the research online:

Please join us live on facebook:

PART 1: Screening of the One Belt. Many Roads video, produced by Niels Plotard with contributions by the OBMR collective.
Approximately 50 min.

PART 2: Talk with Agung Kurniawan, Almagul Menlibayeva, Behzad Khosravi Noori, Berhanu Ashagrie, Hatem Bourial, Klaus Schafler, transparadiso (Paul Rajakovics, Barbara Holub), Yara Mekawei. Moderated by Maren Richter
Approximately 45 min.

The „New Silk Road“, formerly 'One Belt, One Road’ (now ‘Belt and Road Initiative’), is arguably the most comprehensive global project, through which China aims to declare itself the largest economic power on earth. One Belt. Many Road - OBMR - takes “Belt and Road” as the methodological point of departure for a research on how we could re-imagine territories, which are not defined by geographic coordinates or spatial connections only but by relationships of different kinds.”

OBMR aims to explore at eight destinations along the New Silk Road, how the chain of activities of neocolonialism affects them, what new kinds of grammars of dependencies or new geographies emerge or old mechanisms of occupation are reproduced - and how they relate to each other. Above all, we want to explore ecologies of the local, counter-models and the productive potentials of by-products, which we call 'polyphonic potentials of the irregular'.
Can the planetary replace the global?

More information here.

Funded by the Austrian Federal Ministery for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport