Artistic encounters
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1 December 2021
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INSPIRE Seminar Series: Protest aesthetics in motion

Please be invited to this INSPIRE seminar with Jeannine-Madeleine Fischer on Wednesday 1 December 12:00-13:00 CET.

Protest aesthetics in motion

South Africa has a long and intense history of social protests entangled with artistic expressions – music, dances, performances and paintings were and are crucial forms of making political claims and fostering solidarities. Memories of past struggles, current experiences of grievances and visions for a better future are aesthetically (re-)processed and, thus, folded into contemporary protest assemblages that come with the potential to transcend spatiotemporal boundaries. Drawing on my digital-ethnographic material I will highlight how aesthetic forms of protest shape, mobilise and disseminate activism in and beyond urban South Africa.

Dr. phil. Jeannine-Madeleine Fischer completed her phD on urban ethics and environmental protection in Auckland/ Aotearoa New Zealand at the LMU Munich in 2019. She is currently working as research associate at the university of Konstanz. Being part of the interdisciplinary research group „Travelling forms“, she explores the mobility of aesthetic activism in social and environmental protests in urban South Africa.

Image courtesy of Mook Lion


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