Şeyda Kurt in conversation with Selina Shirin Stritzel

About radical tenderness, forms of solidarity and identity politics

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Based on the piece JUSTITIA! Identity Cases, Şeyda Kurt and Selina Shirin Stritzel talk about how solidarity can look like and be lived within the currently fiercely disputed identity debates – whether these identity politics are also part of our love relationships and how we can break up the existing relationship models with radical tenderness.

, © Thomas Spieß / Guilherme Maggessi

Şeyda Kurt / Selina Shirin Stritzel

, © Thomas Spieß

Şeyda Kurt

, © Guilherme Maggessi

Selina Shirin Stritzel

Şeyda Kurt is a journalist, essayist and columnist. She writes and speaks about philosophy, culture, politics, and leftist feminism. In April 2021, her non-fiction bestseller Radical Tenderness – Why Love is Political was published, in which she examines norms of love in the force field of capitalism, patriarchy and colonialism and asks for new forms of solidary togetherness. As an editor, she worked on the Spotify Original Podcast 190220 – A Year After Hanau, which won the Grimme Online Award. 

Selina Shirin Stritzel is a freelance theater maker, political education worker, cultural scientist and transmedia artist. She is studying the Master Critical Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and is writing her master thesis Postmigrant Identities – the things we do for love.
She is co-founder of the association Vielmehr für Alle! and the project PROSA-Projekt Schule für Alle! From 2014 to 2017 she worked at Ballhaus Naunynstraße Berlin as assistant director, dramaturg, co-director and director of the akademie der autodidakten, among others. For the que_ring drama project, she has already collaborated with Gin Müller and Radostina Patulova at brut Wien in 2018 and 2019. From March 2020 to September 2021, she worked as project coordinator of Akademie geht in die Schule at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In 2021 she worked as curator and art mediator for INVENTOUR by Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich/KÖR NÖ. Currently she is a project collaborator in the project Platform Diversity at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

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November 2022

Sun. 27.11.2022, 17:30
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