Photos: Alexandra Ivanciu. Courtesy of Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst.

The Broken Pitcher Forum part 01: Recounting Debt
GfZK (Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst), Leipzig, Germany

Our balance is in the red. We can’t afford housing, we can’t afford nationalism, we can’t afford CO2 emissions. But whose red is it and how is it counted? Debt derives as a continuity of the colonial order and becomes itself an asset on financial markets. In a conversation with Ana Teixeira Pinto, Andrej Holm and Nicholas Shaxson, three of the interlocutors of The Broken Pitcher we discuss accountablility in a financialized world. With an introduction by Marina Christodoulidou and Natascha Sadr Haghighian.

Ana Teixeira Pinto is a writer and cultural theorist based in Berlin. She is a guest professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and a theory tutor at the Dutch Art Institute. Her research relates to affect theory, digital media, political economy, decoloniality, and history of science.

Nicholas Shaxson is an author, journalist and investigator. He has been active in the Tax Justice Network, an expert-led lobbying group focused on tax issues. He is the author of the awarded book Treasure Islands (Random House UK, 2011). Shaxson lives in Berlin.

Andrej Holm is a sociologist specializing in urban renewal, gentrification, and housing policy. He teaches at the Humboldt University and is an active supporter of the initiative “Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen & Co”. He lives and works in Berlin.