Organisation und Kuration
Steph Joyce + Theresa Zwerschke

Visual Identity, Web- & Grafikdesgin
Insa Deist

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen

Kulturförderung der Stadt Leipzig

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Steph Joyce & Theresa Zwerschke
Hobrechtstraße 49
12047 Berlin



Catwings is an initiative for relational, situational, and performative art and research based in Leipzig, Germany. We organize and facilitate gathering-based programs for collective research, in which relations between audiences, artists, writers and cultural practitioners are centered and their situatedness is reflected. We endeavor to support intersubjective understandings of knowledge production, critical making, research methodologies, and various modes of collective learning by softening the often rigid delineations between art, cultural production, mediation and their sociopolitical involvement. Understanding them as interwoven and mutually defining offers possible strategies to consider collective practices to confront social, political, economic and ecological complexities and urgencies.

We are dedicated to continuously working towards an ethics of care within our practice as Catwings, which involves critically reflecting on and negotiating with our role and responsibilities as hosts, facilitators, researchers, and artists.

Catwings was founded in 2021 by Annika Stoll, Steph Joyce and Theresa Zwerschke as a non-profit art space and has since evolved into an independent initiative assembled by Steph and Theresa.


Archive Program Ongoing
The Good enough Host
A Radio Show on Radio Vilnius hosted by Catwings
7. November 2023

Join us for “The Good Enough Host” at Radio Vilnius, a 1 hour radio show as part of our ongoing Research Project “The Good enough Host: pragmatic tools for idealistic practices”, which we currently pursue in the framework of our School of Commons fellowship. The show will dive into the process of our ongoing research into the parameters, potentials and limitations of self-organized culture and hosting. Along with a playlist of our most favorite songs, we’ll reflect on our engagement with texts and conversations with other practitioners and collectives that shaped and troubled our research until now.

Interdependent systems: community economies in culture and education
Public Online Talk
14. November 2023 at 18:00–20:00 CET
“Interdependent System” Image by Marion Kliesch

What type of informal enconomies already exist within forms of learning? How does our interdependencies relate to accessible education? How do we make existing practices of care sustainable in (non)institutional infrastructures? This discussion will curiously engage with alternative ways of learning and caring within (non)institutional settings and groups.

This session is part of the Autumn public program of School of Commons.
The session is hosted by the Focus Group including Ardita Avdija, Adelina Ismaili, Diona Kusari, Njomza Dragusha, Endrit Tasholli, Era Qena, Shpat Shkodra, Toska Salihu, Mariana Neves, Urjuan Toosy, Peter Hermans, Sanna Schiffler, Marion Kliesch, Letitia Calin, Ella Asheri, Theresa Zwerschke and Steph Joyce.

Over the past months, the SoC 2023 cohort has been working within four focus groups, looking into topics that range from cooking to collective intelligence, art to AI driven technologies, and from precarity to creativity. As part of our Autumn public programme offering, the participants will share their findings, and ways and workings with the wider public in the form of public teaching sessions via zoom. To expand and deepen their research, a selected guest will be contributing to the sessions.

Engaging with the world around us through learning together and by co-creating a space, network and community of belonging and support, the SoC program aims to promote a broad, integrative understanding of knowledge heavily defined by our community. Through experimentation, dialogue and process, we focus on matters surrounding the production and mediation of knowledge, with a focus on self-organized practices and knowledge decentralization.