Foto:Diskurs #8 –]Inter[national Lectures
Ort: Zoom Meeting
I. Lecture Dr. Drew Thompson, San Francisco
Date: 25 September 2020, 4 p.m. (CET)
Drew Thompson is Assistant Professor of Historical and Africana Studies at Bard College. For his PhD thesis, completed in African history, he studied the racial politics of photographic representation in colonial and post-independent Mozambique. He recently authored, Filtering Histories: The Photographic Bureaucracy in Mozambique, 1960 to Recent Times (University of Michigan Press, 2021), and is currently at work on a book about the history of the Polaroid in Africa.
II. Lecture Delphine Bedel, Amsterdam
Date 09 October 2020, 4 p.m. (CET)
Title: Notes on photography, feminism and publishing. ´
Delphine Bedel is a artist, lecturer, writer, and publisher. Her principal topics of interest are media, feminist publishing, police of memory and the global circulation of images. Known for her cutting-edge publications and feminist education projects, Bedel works with leading cultural institutions, photography festivals and art and design academies. She is the founder of Meta/Books, and co-initiator of the Roadmap for Equality in the Arts in the Netherlands. She currently teaches Speculative Design at AKV | St Joost (NL) and is a member of the German Photography Academy. Her work is exhibited internationally.
III. Lecture Silja Pitkänen, Finland
Date 20 November 2020
Silja Pitkänen is writing a doctorial dissertation at the University of Jyväskylä. In „Children in Soviet and German Propaganda Photographs in the 1930s“ her research concerns visual culture of totalitarism and the history of childhood and upbringing, as well as the themes of nationalism and nation building.
IV. Lecture Elisaveta Dvorakk, Berlin
Date 04 December 2020