Occupying the In-Between is a daylong disruption of the framework of an academic research conference. The In-Between is the suggestion of a space that acts as the convergence of praxis and survival for creating collaborative restorative moments. This day attempts undoing typical academic spaces and constitutes an inquiry into the creation of alternative spaces and unconventional research dissemination practices. We invite identities to contribute to this inquiry through the use of technology, words, performance, sonic arts, and other tools. The worlding and context of this space is directly related to the possibility of experiencing a sense of purposeful unraveling of the self in the now moments and the moments that follow. This conference considers these spaces as collaborative, unauthored, innovative, restorative, and unprescribed. The discourse is centered around the topics of the labor that is required to occupy exhaustive identities and roles, what are the tools and methods that can be used to create spaces of rest, and how disruptions can be healing. This space is an interstitial space, a loophole of retreat in the spirit of Harriet Jacobson and Simone Leigh. In these spaces, the individual has the opportunity to explore their sense of occupying presence in the now moments while letting their body fall away.
In preparation for our event, we are sharing with you the Syllabus from the In-Between. The syllabus is a list of text and videos that inspired our conversation about occupying in-between spaces and how to rest in them.
Link to Syllabus from the In-Between