Tag Archives: Komplizenschaft

How gangs, teams, couples, collaborators are able to form productive working alliances.

There is an interesting concept about complicity by philosopher and conductor of the Institute of Theory in Zürich Gesa Ziemer. She talks about her ‘theory of complicity’, or to put it in other words: how gangs, teams, couples, collaborators are able to form productive working alliances.

She presents 18 rules of complicity in a short video (german: Komplizenschaft): like ‘creativity through lust’, ‘accomplices are never alone’, ‘they communicatie in different ways’, ‘they invent their own laws and regulations’, ‘accomplices are tacticians and not strategistst’, etc.
See the video (mostly in german): http://dictionaryofwar.org/concepts/Komplizenschaft
Here is a link to an english paper (PDF): http://www.prognosen-ueber-bewegungen.de/files/128/file/ziemer-abstract-en.pdf

As creative companion I embrace the concept of complicity very much because it is based on observations and research found in the area of the arts – especially the performing arts like dance and music.