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Women Carrying Memory

Stateless Figures

March 21, 2019
6 pm
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Studio-X, Meclis-i Mebusan No. 35A, Karaköy

On March 21, Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul will host Marianne Hirsch, William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, in conversation with Ayşe Gül Altınay, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Sabancı University and Aylin Vartanyan, Lecturer at Bogazici University. This event is organized in collaboration with SU Gender, Hrant Dink Foundation and Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. There will be simultaneous translation during the event.

About the Talk

Responding to the renewed monumentality of memory museums, memorials and commemorative rituals that perpetuate nationalism and ethnocentrism, this talk looks at two recent memorial projects by feminist diasporic artists from different parts of the world [Mirta Kupferminc and Wangechi Muthu]—projects that explore the vicissitudes and vulnerabilities of exile and statelessness. It suggests that stateless memory can open up the possibility of imagining alternative relationships between contemporary subjects and citizenship, national belonging and home, as well as alternate temporalities of becoming.

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