Published on July 11, 2022 Updated on July 11, 2022
on the 12 July 2022

On July 14 the partners launch " Who knows ? Online in-process Handbook on Subaltern Knowledge" in Weimar, Germany and online.

The partners of the Shakin project celebrate the end of the second year of the project by releasing the webpage of the project which hosts the Who knows ? Online in-process Handbook on Subaltern Knowledge.
The first event of the project is taking place from July 14 to July 16 in Weimar, Germany. As a part of the summaery2022, a big event organized by Bauhaus-University Weimar, the partners present the project and Handbook through a conference "Shakin knowledge spaces" and an exhibition.
Who knows ? Online in-process Handbook on Subaltern Knowledge


An online space for international research, discussion, reflexive and critical thinking, through the deconstruction of dominant discourses and through a reinforced awareness of minority, subaltern and situated approaches. It does not just collect texts, but also other kind of materials, as well as intercultural cognitive tools to contextually and collectively evaluate their relevance.
However, it is not meant to teach you how to produce subaltern knowledge or how to think about subalternity in arts and culture, neither claims to provide all or most important information on the topic(s). It is In-Process because knowledge is understood as an ever-changing, situated set of practices, methods, thoughts, concepts, etc.
The collection is developed around five core threads (Un)framing knowledge / Inquiring /
Cooperating with(in) arts and culture / Learning / Remembering
This collection has been fed by the partners througout the last two years and is supposed to grow organically through the contributions of diverse stakeholders interested in deconstructing knowledge production, transmission and circulation in arts, culture and media.

please feel free to contribute !

By July 2023, the platform will be expanded by tools for alternative ways of learning and teaching and resources and spaces to support (young) professionals in collaborating in fair, reflexive and sensitive ways.

Conference : Shakin' knowledge spaces

Thursday, July 14, 19.00h / Weimar
and online

Are universities and academic environments still privileged sites of producing and transmitting knowledge? Whom is the space open for? Which alternative ways of accessing, producing and sharing knowledge can be collectively imagined? Who are the actors of knowledge? Which ones are heard, which ones aren't (or only in a patronizing way)? Which types of knowledge count, which remain largely invisible? What do we lose if we continue to marginalize large parts of world's knowledge?

Starting point of this evening's discussion will be a project developed in this year's SHAKIN' student collaboration. Called "Stupid Togetherness", it proposes an embodied experience of space, which in unexpected and ironic ways subverts existing spatial power hierarchies and tries to convey a feeling of commonness and belonging.
From there, the other speakers will unfold the ways they found in their professional practice to address the questions mentioned above and deconstruct, shake and move the classical approach to spaces of knowledge. Finding room to appreciate, produce, and use different knowledges in an autonomous and emancipated way.

The recording of the conference will be accessible on

Shakin' Exhibition

July 14-17, Weimar

The exhibition presents student projects as well as an online in-process handbook on "subaltern knowledge".

The student projects have been conceived in the winter semester 2021/22 by master students of the University Lumière Lyon 2, University of Arts Belgrade and Bauhaus-University Weimar within the SHAKIN' project. Among the projects are performances, exhibitions, interventions in the public space, a feminist audio walk, graffiti and fanzine workshops, documentary film productions and their screenings, writing manifestos, etc. The projects carried out in Lyon in March 2022 will now be shown again at the summaery in Weimar, and some of them will be offered again in the form of workshops.


Useful information




University of Arts Belgrade, Association of Independant Cultural Scene Serbia, University Lyon 2, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Stockholm Museum of Womens' History, le LABA