Ungoverned Lives brings to the fore strategies of resistance through the arts. The notion of being ungoverned opens paths to multiple struggles for self-determination, liberation, equity, dignity, and justice. The Festival signals the need for art and culture to be driving forces in challenging the status quo, and a commitment in our practice to work through plurality, autonomy, and freedom. It serves as an invitation to continue dreaming of a tomorrow where multiplicities can coexist, and as a provocation to open up the possibilities arising when we dare to be ungoverned.
The Festival brings together trans-local and transnational practitioners working with audiovisual, performative, music, experimental, and discursive approaches. This edition is co-directed by Soko Hwang and Giovanna Esposito Yussif. The program is co-curated with Linda Lazarov and Ahmed Barakat.