In current times of global and local crisis, uncertainties and insecurities are embedded into our everyday existences. More and more people are left out of the ways in which their environment are formed, shaped, governed and financed, as well as of the so called “succesful” futures that are projected onto them.
Together with visitors, neighbours, thinkers, artists and walk-ins we will explore: How can we imagine spaces where we can common our uncertainties? It’s OK will use the spaces of the Oude Kerk to prefigure the ways in which a Drop In for Common Uncertainties might work.
For this we work in close collaboration with various artists, activists and other locally invested peoples around themes such as insecurities <> security, neighbouring, fluidity & financialisation, becoming collective, communal well-being, anxiety, (di)stress <> this stress, and practices of care and concern.
It’s OK… Narrating Different Realities is a collective durational undertaking working towards Amsterdams 750th anniversary, taking place in- and around the Oude Kerk and related territories. The Oude Kerk is located at the Wallen: an area where many different people, ideals and uncertainties exist side by side, and where current realities are under pressure of dominant notions of a what a thriving neighbourhood entails.
Drop-in for Common Uncertainties was born in conversation with Katia Krupennikova.