14. Jul 18 o'clock
#2 Resonanzen - Eigentum & Rechtmäßigkeit Teil 1
Brenna Bhandar (Eigentumswissenschaftlerin and Rechtstheoretikerin) and Hannah Vögele (Feministische Eigentumswissenschaftlerin)
"To the will of the spirits stronger than we"

The accompanying series of talks "#Resonances", curated by Nikola Hartl, is dedicated to one focus of the Triennale Kleinplastik in the midst of each exhibition at the Alte Kelter Fellbach. At #2 Resonances on Thursday and Friday, 14 and 15 July 2022, the focus will be on the themes of ownership and legality. Admission is free.

On Thursday 14 July 2022, there will be a conversation with Brenna Bhandar and Hannah Vögele in English. To what extent were land attribution and the resulting claims to ownership implemented in their legal form with racist methods of dispossession, thus creating a subjectivity of power and entitlement thinking that continues to shape Western superior thinking about property and ownership to this day? What are "cultures of property", what are their legal foundations and what impact do they have on contemporary societies and in relation to (German) colonialism and also settler policy?

Brenna Bhandar is Reader in Law and Critical Theory at SOAS University of London, where her research addresses property law, indigenous land rights, and post-colonial and feminist legal theory. In her publication Colonial Lives of Property (Duke University Press, 2018) Bhandar examines how modern property law contributes to the formation of racial subjects in settler colonies and to the development of racial capitalism bringing together legal and social theories. Brenna has published widely in the areas of critical legal theory, sovereignty and indigenous rights, contemporary disputes over ownership and property rights, amongst other themes. Brenna takes a fundamentally transdisciplinary approach to her research, and draws upon critical race and feminist theory, critical indigenous studies scholarship, post-colonial theory, political philosophy and legal history. She is co-editor with Jon Goldberg-Hiller of Plastic Materialities: Politics, Legality and Metamorphosis in the Work of Catherine Malabou (Duke University Press, 2015) and, with Rafeef Ziadah, the forthcoming Revolutionary Feminisms: Conversations on Collective Action and Radical Thought (Verso, 2020).

Hannah Vögele is a political theorist and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Brighton with a theoretical-historical thesis on modern property relations. She lives in Berlin and works and organizes on (queer) feminism, colonial continuities, and state critique, among other topics. Her dissertation explores how modern property materializes in and through our (gendered, sexualized, and racialized) relations to others, to ourselves, and to our bodies. To do so, she examines the continuities of historical property regimes, particularly in the German context. As a political project and not just an intellectual exercise, this has implications for an understanding of combating violent relations today, such as for feminist struggles against sexualized violence or for bodily self-determination.