A crack in the world, a before and an after, an occurrence. A constant reinvention and a loyalty to this unexpected rift in the world. Are there similarities on falling in love and revolutions? With a social movement, a queer feminist reading circle, a riot, an occupation, a collective garden, a neighborhood assembly or an antifascist demonstration new questions arise on how to love and live together. Despite the hyperconnectivity of the now, the “anything goes”, the 21st century patriarchy in or out of the nuclear family and outsourcing love or sex to apps in order to minimize the risks of investment, revolutions do need risks. We look at the protagonists of past revolts and their understandings of love, fidelity and how or if they lived and politicized their private life. We discuss alternative understandings of eroticism and relationships that counterbalance socially preconceived expectations. Through these transgenerational interrelations, we are experimenting and questioning ourselves, we ask for the emancipatory potential in intimate relationships – of cοurse it is not obligatory to speak about your own experiences but they are more than welcome. At Akadimia Platonοs we invoke Diotima, the only female teacher and protagonist of Plato’s “Symposion”, a book that stands for the relation of Eros and philosophy which literally derives from the Greek word φιλοσοφία/philosophia: “love of wisdom”.
Clara Stella Hüneke – person of public nuisance – is a media artist activist. Her documentaries on self-organization and the politicization of private life have been screened all over Europe. Hüneke currently works and lives in Berlin.