VIDEOS | Panels #CAPS22

Between the 16th and 21st of May, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in Berlin hosted the conference „Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“, as part of the research conducted by the International Research Group on Authoritarianism and Counterstrategies (IRGAC).

Here, you can find video recording of some of the panels, roundtables and interesting discussions that took place during the event.

Inaugural Conference: The Crisis of Civilization and the Authoritarian Turn

This panel was the opening panel of the conference „Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“ from 16. to 21. May 2022.

With: Alex Demirovic (Institut für Gesellschaftsanalyse, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Berlin), Zeynep Gambetti (Independent Scholar, Political Theorist, Affiliated with Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey), Hugo Fanton (Brazilian Activist and Collaborating Professor in Political Science at the University of São Paulo, IRGAC), Börries Nehe (Coordinator of the International Research Group on Authoritarianism & Counterstrategies, IRGAC)

Alternative Democracies / Alternatives to Democracy

The panel „Alternative Democracies / Alternatives to Democracy“ was part of the conference „Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“ from 16. to 21. May 2022.

With: Azize Aslan (Kurdish Sociologist and Researcher at the National Autonomous
University of Mexico), Inés Durán Matute (Activist and Researcher at the Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico, IRGAC), Katia Valenzuela Fuentes (Activist and Researcher at the University of Concepción and at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development – CEDEUS, Chile). Moderation: Dario Farcy (Activist in the Recovery Factories Movement, Argentina – Bloque Latinoamericano, Berlin)

Infringement of academic freedoms and counter-strategies

The panel „Infringement of academic freedoms and counter-strategiesm“ was part of the conference „Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“ from 16. to 21. May 2022.

With: Arshi Javid (Gender and Media Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin / Kashmir), Tatiana Levina (Academy in Exile Fellow and Researcher at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, Germany), Tomasz Kitlinski (Margherita-von-Brentano-Zentrum, Freie Universität, Berlin – Academy in Exile- IIE-SRF/ Poland), Achim Rohde (Researcher at Freie Universität Berlin – Academy in Exile, Germany), Ülker Sözen (Sociologist at Alice Salomon Hochschule, Berlin / Turkey, IRGAC)

Anti-gender politics: religious fundamentalism and political neoconservatism

The Panel „Anti-gender politics: religious fundamentalism and political neoconservatism“ was part of the conference „Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“ from 16. to 21. May 2022.

With: Ailynn Torres Santana (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Ecuador, IRGAC), Sonia Correa (Sexuality Policy Watch, Brazil), Ewa Majewska (Feminist Philosopher and Activist, Independent Scholar, Warsaw, Poland), Funda Hülagü (Independent Scholar, Adjunct Lecturer at the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany). Moderation: Andrea Dip (Investigative Journalist, Brazil, IRGAC)

Housing Crisis in a time of Democratic Backsliding

This panel was the opening panel of the conference „Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“ from 16. to 21. May 2022.

With: Mariana Morais (Researcher at the Humboldt University-Berlin / Right to the City, Berlin), Natalie Koch (Professor at Syracuse University, New York, USA, IASS-Potsdam Visiting Fellow), Lorena Zarate (Global Platform for the Right to the City -GPR2C-, Argentina/Mexico/Canada). Moderation: Aysegul Can (Researcher at the Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey, IRGAC)

Capitalist anti-ecologies and authoritarianism in the Global South (II)

The panel „Capitalist anti-ecologies and authoritarianism in the Global South (II)“ was part of the conference „Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“ from 16. to 21. May 2022.

With: Sabrina Fernandes (Ecosocialist Communicator and Researcher at the University of Brasilia, Brasil, IRGAC), Markus Wissen (Fellow at the Institute for Critical Social Analysis, Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, Germany), Erika Mendes (Environmental and Social Activist, Justicia Ambiental, Mozambique). Moderation: Boaventura Monjane (Activist and Researcher at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, IRGAC

The Power of Music and Counterculture: A Focus on Counter-strategies and Resistance Through Sound

The panel „The Power of Music and Counterculture: A Focus on Counter-strategies and Resistance Through Sound“ was part of the conference „Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“ from 16. to 21. May 2022.

With: Mo’min Swaitat (Palestinian Researcher and Filmmaker based in London), Diana Abbani (Writer, Historian & Research Associate at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin), Enana (Syrian Rapper based in Berlin), Muhammad Jabali (AI.Berlin). Moderation: Himmat Zoubi (Forum Transregionale Studien/EUME, IRGAC)

Roundtable: Beyond Authoritarianism. Counterstrategies, Solidarities, Utopia

This panel was the final panel of the conference „Contesting Authoritarianism: Perspectives from the South“ from 16. to 21. May 2022.

With: Eva von Redecker (Philosopher, Researcher and Writer, Germany), Harsh Mander (Author and Activist; Robert Bosch Academy Fellow & Centre for Equity Studies, India), Sabrina Fernandes (Ecosocialist Communicator and Researcher at the University of Brasilia, Brasil, IRGAC), Damir Arsenijevic (Author, Activist and Psychoanalyst at the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Yunyun Zhou (Feminist Researcher at the University of Oslo, Norway/ China). Moderation: Börries Nehe (Coordinator of the International Research Group on Authoritarianism & Counterstrategies, IRGAC)

Watch video recordings of the panels and discussions that took place during the conference in Berlin