Research Assembly: Nuclear waste as nuclear cultural heritage, anti-nuclear activism and resistance, connecting past and future struggles

Fri, 17.11.23, 5.00–10.00 pm Type: Symposium Languages: German, English Location: nGbK am Alex Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 11/13, 10178 Berlin Admission: free Organizer: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst

The research assembly is the first public event of the two-year SALT. CLAY. ROCK. project, where the curators and participating artists will share the experiences of their first research visits and fieldwork. Additionally, activists, artists, researchers and thinkers are invited to share their insights on nuclear cultural heritage, anti-nuclear resistance, energy futures, and the ‘green transition’.

On November 17, Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, a London-based political sociologist from Lithuania, will present her research on the communities, materialities and locations of nuclear cultural heritage, followed by a conversation led by artist Anna Witt on the past and future of anti-nuclear resistance with activists from Ende Gelände, Gorleben Archiv and the Green Youth of Pécs, Hungary. They ask, “Who will continue these struggles, what can we learn from one another?” The evening comes to an end with a collective listening session by the artist group PPKK, who draw a poetic analogy between nuclear waste and human metabolism.

With contributions by Ana Alenso, András Cséfalvay, Theresa Deichert, Krisztina Erdei, Ende Gelände / Kali, Gorleben Archiv / Gabriele Haas, Green Youth Pécs / Júlia Konkoly-Thege, Max Haiven, Moritz Maria Karl, Péter Molnár, Csilla Nagy & Rita Süveges, Nowhere Kitchen (Pepe Dayaw de Manila), PPKK (Schönfeld & Scoufaras), Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Katarina Šević, Sonya Schönberger, Marike Schreiber, Oxana Timofeeva, Andrea Vetter, Anna Witt, Working Group Image Archive Asse II (Susanne Kriemann, Judith Milz, Lena Reisner)

nGbK work group: Katalin Erdődi, Marc Herbst, Julia Kurz, Virág Major-Kremer, Vincent Schier

Production: Karoline Kerkai, nGbK (Germany), Dina Darabos, Kinga Kovács (Hungary)


 Assembly Schedule

Welcome & Introduction to SALT. CLAY. ROCK.: guided tour by work group members and selected artists through the assembly’s research display

Keynote by Dr. Eglė Rindzevičiūtė: Hosts and Hostages of Nuclear Infrastructures: Managing and Containing Nuclear Materialities in the Post-Soviet Space

19:30–21:00 (in German and Hungarian, with whisper translation into English)
Conversation led by artist Anna Witt: on the pasts and futures of anti-nuclear resistance
Participants: Ende Gelände / Kali, Gorleben Archiv / Gabriele Haas, Green Youth Pécs / Júlia Konkoly-Thege

Artistic contribution: PPKK listening session


Sun, 19.11.23, 12.00–6.00 pm

Research Assembly: Exhibition of the research display

Type: Ausstellung, Symposium Location: nGbK am Alex

Sat, 18.11.23, 10.00–9.30 pm

Research Assembly: Energy futures and solar politics, imaginaries of the future and the deep time of nuclear waste

Type: Symposium Location: nGbK am Alex



Sun, 1.1.23 – Tue, 31.12.24 Type: Research project