All Culture is Appropriation
A series by Benjamin Zachariah.
Benjamin Zachariah will attempt to develop, with students, an audience, and colleagues, a platform to explore questions of cultural appropriation at the intersection of capitalism, art production, political activism, self-reflexivity and resistance.
Dr. Benjamin Zachariah studied history at the Presidency College, Colcatta, India and at the Trinity College, Cambridge.
Benjamin Zachariah is a research fellow at the University of Trier. His focusof research is on transnational revolutionary movements, global movements of ideas, the global communist movement and on fascism.
The events of the series will be in English.
Eine Veranstaltungsreihe von Benjamin Zachariah.
Benjamin Zachariah entwickelt gemeinsam mit Studierenden, dem Publikum und Kollegen eine Plattform zur Befragung der ‘Cultural Appropriation', an der Schnittstelle von Kapitalismus, Kunstproduktion, Politischem Aktivismus, Selbstreflexion und Widerstand.
Dr. Benjamin Zachariah studierte Geschichte am Presidency College, Kalkutta, Indien und am Trinity College, Cambridge. Benjamin Zachariah ist Research Fellow der Universität Trier. Er forscht zu transnationalen revolutionären Bewegungen, zu globalen Ideenbewegungen, zur globalen kommunistischen Bewegung und zu Faschismus.
Die Veranstaltungsreihe findet in englischer Sprache statt.
Thursday, 14 June 2018, 7pm
Rhianna Ilube & Benjamin Zachariah
In a world in which white people feel their responsibility for the world that they made, do we understand this as a condition of possibility of change in the direction of empowerment of others? Is this the return of the white man's burden in a new avatar? Is white guilt the compulsory social accessory that gets you into the best parties in Berlin (as long as you agree to cut off your dreads)? Rhianna Ilube and Benjamin Zachariah will discuss 'White Guilt' in the presence of white people, who may or may not be allowed to speak for themselves. Probably not. Unless they've been to Cambridge.
Rhianna Ilube grew up in London and moved to Berlin in January 2018. She is a freelance facilitator, curator and writer focused on technology, identity politics and activism. She has curated workshops and events on a diverse range of contemporary issues, including: community organising; artificial intelligence; virtual ‘echo-chambers’; afro-european identity; and unconscious bias in the workplace. She graduated with a Double-First class degree in Politics, Psychology and Sociology at the University of Cambridge.
Thursday, 31 May 2018, 7pm
The Right to be Offended
Identity, Surveillance and Codes of Conduct in the Internet Age
On the internet, you can be anyone you like and no one knows what time it is. Like at airports, only better. The limits of physical bodies can be transcended. And everything happens in public.
Let's discuss how to organize digital, urban, universitarian and national spaces as spaces of resistance. The concepts of non-violent communication, code of conducts and safer spaces are depending on people to abide by the rules. Within Art, however, codexes are often subverted by the artistic freedom.
Thursday, 10 May 2018, 7pm
Anik & Benjamin Zachariah
In a world in which everyday forms of aggression are on the increase, and following the backlash against various forms of progressive mobilization, the idea of 'safe spaces' appears to be more important than ever:
How safe are these safe spaces?
Who do they include, and who do they intend to exclude?
Are there people who feel excluded even as they are included?
Do these safe spaces provide a sense of safety that is artificial because they do not prepare people for the outside world of unsafe spaces?
Do they provide a necessary space of exploration and discussion that is less confrontational and less aggressive than the outside world?
Anik, in conversation with Ben Zachariah, will address these questions through a narrative of her experiences in Chiapas, Mexico, where she recently spent a number of months.
Anik is a painter, poet, songwriter and writer of short stories. A central theme of her work is gender-based violence. She studied psychology at Heidelberg University and at the Freie Universität Berlin, where she wrote an MA thesis on the provision of a basic compulsory income for all. She was also a professional footballer. She has worked in Argentina and Mexico, where she recently published a book that talks about everyday experience of abuse and other appearances of machismo. In Mexico Anik attended the 'First International Political, Artistic, Sports and Cultural Gathering of Women that Struggle' which was organized by the Zapatista Women and took place at the Caracol Morelia, in Chiapas.
2nd Event of the series: 'All Culture is Appropriation' by Benjamin Zachariah
Thursday, 12 April 2018, 7pm
All Culture is Appropriation
by Benjamin Zachariah
Armed with nothing more to prove his victimhood status than his academic experience as a student of transnational revolutionary networks, internationalism, and the global movements of ideas, Benjamin Zachariah will attempt to develop, with students, an audience, and colleagues, a platform to explore questions of cultural appropriation at the intersection of capitalism, art production, political activism, self-reflexivity and resistance.
1st Event of the series: 'All Culture is Appropriation' by Benjamin Zachariah
Dr. Benjamin Zachariah studied history at the Presidency College, Colcatta, India and at the Trinity College, Cambridge. Benjamin Zachariah is a research fellow at the University of Trier. His focusof research is on transnational revolutionary movements, global movements of ideas, the global communist movement and on fascism.
The event will be in English.
Donnerstag, 12. April 2018, 19:00 Uhr
All Culture is Appropriation
von Benjamin Zachariah
Mit nichts weiter bewaffnet um seinen Opferstatus zu beweisen, als seiner akademischen Erfahrung im Studium transnationaler, revolutionärer Netzwerke, dem Internationalismus und den globalen Bewegungen von Ideen, wird Benjamin Zachariah gemeinsam mit Studierenden, dem Publikum und Kollegen eine Plattform zur Befragung der ‘Cultural Appropriation' entwickeln, an der Schnittstelle von Kapitalismus, Kunstproduktion, Politischem Aktivismus, Selbstreflexion und Widerstand.
Dies ist die erste Veranstaltung der Reihe 'All Culture is Appropriation' von Benjamin Zachariah.