What: Performance lecture
When: May 28, 2019
How do we shake off 500 years of colonial practice? Is it so ingrained in our cultural DNA that we unconsciously reproduce its narratives – also in art? The performance is a collaboration between Camara Lundestad Joof, Stina Aletta Aikio, Aka Niviana and Ingrid Tranum Velásquez. The language of the event is Norwegian.
Explore how people and cultures have been stereotyped, romanticized, and evaluated, in the past, present, and future.
Examine how science and politics have been entangled in race from the time of eugenics in the early 20th century to the Nazi policies of racial purity and genocide.
Discover the people, institutions, scientific theories, and instruments used to measure and classify human bodies in the past.
Look into the efforts of scientists, activists, and politicians to combat racism after the 1940s.
Find out how racial research fostered the categorization of people into “us” and “them.”
Gain insight into contemporary understandings of human biological diversity and join the discussion on the possibilities and challenges of such research.