Sat, 11 Jul|
Between Borders and Margins #1: Whose imagination, whose gaze?
Time & Location
11-Jul-2020, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
About the Event
Meeting details: https://bit.ly/2YVz1LO Meeting ID: 782 3807 5682 Password: 6CE1nm
Our theme for this month is: Between Borders and Margins
In the first session, 'Whose Imagination, Whose Gaze?', we hope to explore some key texts in imagining a community. Who is allowed to imagine, whose imagination translates into voice, whose gets drowned into silence? Is silence always passive? Why do those imaginings always exclude more than they include? If colonialism had historically created its other in its own lifetime, then what did the nations emerging out of that colonial experience learn from them—did they emulate a script? Through this we want to think about the borders and margins of a society, who occupies those spaces and under whose scrutiny, and how that resonates with the larger structure of a society. This will then build up to our next week’s discussion around the lived experience emerging out of these spaces.
Mural by Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana at the border between Mexico and U.S.A. depicting Latin American adults who had once entered the United States illegally as children.