Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies

Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies aims to engage with vocabularies, languages, and narratives of resistance in order to develop new forms of expression against an epistemic violence that is increasingly entrenched in our language.

The project is designed as a collaborative and multidisciplinary platform that brings together institutions, artists*, grassroots organizations, and researchers for a multi-layered dialogue between different life practices, histories, and voices to confront cultural and social marginalization. We will engage with the forms of communication and practices of European cultural institutions by challenging vocabularies, hegemonic narratives, and central knowledge. The project will create a map of experience sharing as well as a charter and podcasts for future vocabularies inspired by cultural activities against xenophobia, heteronormativity and racism.

This project is the result of the partnership led by kulturen in bewegung (Austria), the Ithe Inna Przestrzeń [Other Space] Foundation (Poland), Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR)  with associated partners Africa Museum (Belgium),  Afro Rainbow Austria [ARA], Queer Base, Silent University GrazStudents of the Studio for Post-Conceptual Art Practices [PCAP] at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and BMKÖS/Sek.IV.



New web platform for Smashing Wor(l)ds

In December 2021, the new web platform for the EU project Smashing Wor(ld)s goes online!


Affirmation Toilet

Performative Lab
Smashing Wor(l)ds

New date: 16.12.21, 18:00
FreiRäumchen/Queer Base



Smashing Wor(l)ds

8.-12.11.21, daily 13-21:00
Atelierhaus Prospekthof


Translation Lab - Findung und Founding

Smashing Wor(l)ds

25. & 26.9.21, jeweils 10:00
Literaturhaus Graz


Smashing Wor(l)ds: Summercamp Review

A Review of the summercamp with Videos and Photos


Smashing Wor(l)ds: The Visibility of the Invisible

smashing wor(l)ds

June 23 - 28, 2021
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Atelierhaus, Lehargasse 8,
1060 Wien, 1. OG Atelier Süd


Smashing Wor(l)ds: Summercamp

Performative Labs & Artistic Research
smashing wor(l)ds

June, 25 - 27, 2021
Schillerplatz in front of Akademie der Bildenden Künste &