Site-specific post-colonial practice
Marina Resende Santos, Jakob Wirth, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Sozialwissenschaften und Stadt- und Regionalplanung
In this theory/praxis seminar we will learn to apply postcolonial perspectives on real sites to develop a sensitive artistic practice. We will research and visit sites in Berlin and perform practical exercises as a seismograph of colonial structures. The opening session will be on 16/11 and the block at the end of the semester. How do we encounter colonialism in the public space? What function does it perform in our routines and perceptions of things and spaces? We will look at sites with historical ties to colonialism, as well as sites where new modes of imperialism and orientalism appear in trade, ecologies, design,and labor in the city. We will attend to the agency of spaces, infrastructures, and non-human beings as carriers of both colonization and emancipation. During the semester, we will provide theory inputs and meet and look at relevant contemporary practices, with input from the artists. In the workshop, students will develop and perform interventions for chosen sites.
Betreuendende Professorin oder betreuender Professor
Prof. Dr. Talja Blockland, Prof. Dr. Jörg Stöllmann