Promise No Promises!
Podcasts series produced by the Women’s Center for Excellence
A collaboration between the Art Institute HGK FHNW in Basel and
Instituto Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH with Grazyna Kulczyk
Promise No Promises is a podcasts series produced by the Women’s Center for Excellence, a research project between the Art Institute and the Instituto Susch—a joint venture with Grażyna Kulczyk and Art Stations Foundation CH. The Women’s Center for Excellence is conceived as a think tank tasked to assess, develop, and propose new social languages and methods to understand the role of women in the arts, culture, science, and technology, as well as in all knowledge areas that are interconnected with the field of culture today.
The notion of the voice is a crucial one in the historical development of women’s consciousness and their position and agency in society. How to discern when women are speaking in their own voices goes hand in hand with the question of how to know who we are and doing what we really want to do. The spoken and the unspoken are two dimensions of the inquiry into «who benefits from our silence or what are the effects and consequences of our voices?» Mostly unspoken practices of gender-based exclusion and discrimination favor the interests of others.
Mareike Dittmer, Stefanie Hessler, Natascha Sadr Haghighian in conversation with Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer
Camille Aleña, Stefanie Hessler, Elise Lammer, Nora Berman (from the audience) in conversation with Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer
Katharina Brandl, Emilie Ding, Alexandra Navratil, Axelle Stiefel in conversation with Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer
Selina Grüter & Michèle Graf, Miriam Laura Leonardi, Hannah Weinberger in conversation with Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer
Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer reflecting on ideal working conditions and the use of language
Production: the Art Institute in Basel and Instituto Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH
Recording: Konrad Sigl
Editing and Sounddesign: Elena Zieser
Research Assistant: Alice Wilke
Choir: Inka ter Haar and Emilia Alvarez
© Institut Kunst HGK FHNW and Instituto Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH, 2018
Instituto Susch is part of Muzeum Susch, an initiative by Art Stations Foundation CH and Grażyna Kulczyk. More information on muzeumsusch.ch.
With thanks to the Stiftung für Erforschung der Frauenarbeit for their support.