4Cs - From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture

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Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. Errata

Errata consists of a series of ‘rehearsals’ in non-imperial modes of archival literacy. Photography is being used here as part of a ‘potential history’, a way of unlearning the imperial habits and gestures through which citizens of differentially ruled body politics have been trained to inhabit the privileged position of experts – in photography, art, politics and human rights discourse – and explore the plight of others, congealed in objects, books and documents, while those others with whom they share the world are forced to endure secondary and subservient roles.

Modalities and Initiatives of Repair, Restitution and Reparation

Public institutions such as libraries, museums and archives consist of a huge amount of plundered material and are organized around imperial structures that facilitate the normalization of these holdings in these institutions. Based on this assumption the seminar aims to provide a framework for discussion of transformative potentialities of imperial collections and different modalities of undoing its legacies.