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Afua Hirsch

Conversation #4: on race, identity, and belonging

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Conversation #4: on race, identity, and belonging
Conversation #4: on race, identity, and belonging

talk

Mon 21.01.19

In her debut Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, author, journalist, and human rights activist Afua Hirsch has written a subtle personal history that also sketches the history of a country. Who can and may appropriate British identity?

Julian Warner

On Racial Authenticity

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On Racial Authenticity
On Racial Authenticity

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Fri 25.01.19

Racial Authenticity is based upon essentialist notions of race and ethnicity, but it also describes the way in which we claim our subjecthood as identity by merging autobiography, practice, and body. Anthropologist/artist Julian Warner draws from his ethnographic fieldwork on the current state of black cultural workers in Germany, to address this articulation of racist discourse, progressive politics, and neoliberal commodification. 

SYMPOSIUM

The School of Speculative Documentary

debate talk

The School of Speculative Documentary
The School of Speculative Documentary

debate

Mon 25.02.19

The School of Speculative Documentary is an interdisciplinary space for encounter that seeks to question the documentary act. Creators take the floor to discuss uncertainty and guesswork, to confront the unfixable holes in their work and the messiness of reality.

Rolando Vázquez

Authenticity, Decoloniality, and the End of the Contemporary

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Authenticity, Decoloniality, and the End of the Contemporary
Authenticity, Decoloniality, and the End of the Contemporary

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Sat 02.03.19

Sociologist Rolando Vázquez explores how the contemporary search for authenticity connects to the impoverishment of experience in modernity.

Nina Power

Conversation #5: on the contemporary portrayal of women

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Conversation #5: on the contemporary portrayal of women
Conversation #5: on the contemporary portrayal of women

talk

Fri 08.03.19

In 2009, Nina Power wrote the book One Dimensional Woman about contemporary portrayals of women. Since she published her book, the #MeToo movement and other pressing feminist questions have emerged. How does Nina Power evaluate her book and the appeals she made then, today – on International Women's Day?

Thijs Lijster

Conversation #6: over de grote vlucht inwaarts

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Conversation #6: over de grote vlucht inwaarts
Conversation #6: over de grote vlucht inwaarts

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Mon 01.04.19

According to Dutch philosopher Thijs Lijster, in today’s complex world, we increasingly think of society as an ‘outside world’. Against the idea that history is something which happens to us, he champions the collective ability to make history.