Power and privilege - situated perspectives

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  • UndervisingssemesterHaust
  • EmnekodeKMD-MAK-315
  • Talet på semester1
  • Ressursar

Mål og innhald

This course looks at systemic mechanisms of exclusion according to race, gender, class, geography and sexuality. The aim is to highlight that knowledge and perspective are contingent on individual experiences and relative privileges. Artworks, exhibitions, texts, films and other sources are listed as a guide to further reading and examples that may be relevant for the conversation.

Artists: Sondra Perry, It¿s in the Game (2017), Britta Marakatt-Labba, Historjá (2003¿2007); Arthur Jafa, Love is the Message, the Message is Death (2016); Fabrizio Terranova, Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2017); Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Rubber Coated Steel (2016).

Exhibitions: documenta14 (2017); Trigger: Gender as Weapon and Tool at the New Museum (2017); the Berlin Biennial (2018).

Film: I¿m not Your Negro (2017)

Reading: Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (2014); Édouard Louis, The End of Eddy (2014): Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (2015); Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (2017); Paul B. Preciado, Letter from a trans man to the old sexual regime (2018).


This course raises some of the issue which are important to consider for anyone working with representation and imagery today.

Krav til forkunnskapar

Reflection around one¿s own situated perspective.

Undervisningsformer og omfang av organisert undervisning

Seminar and group discussions. The seminar section resembles a taught class, while the afternoon session is organised according to what the students would like to discuss, based on the morning session. Student participation is encouraged in both session, and people should feel free to bring their own examples.