Public Dialogue | 13 May 2018 | RCMC
The RCMC with the Tropenmuseum were delighted to host PUBLIC DIALOGUE: Radical Solidarity & Intergenerational Coalitions, as part of Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education – A Week with Angela Davis.
Radical Solidarity & Intergenerational Coalitions
Artists, educators and activists have often been at the forefront of challenging social and cultural hierarchies within society. Events of the past decade have highlighted a noticeable increase in authoritarianism, racism, sexism, environmental disasters and economic hardship at local and global levels. This turbulent climate has prompted significant responses in the form of social movements calling for more inclusion, decolonization, and liberation within cultural and educational institutions.
In the context of Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education – A Week with Angela Davis, the Research Center for Material Culture presents an evening on radical solidarity, intergenerational activism and coalitions within and between various (marginalized) communities, activist groups, scholars, artists and cultural producers.
In what ways is solidarity negotiated in our contemporary fragmented and globalized societies? What forms of intergenerational activism are currently present and fueling social movements in the Netherlands? What futures do these global and mediatized solidarity practices sketch for new forms of racial, gendered or sexual belonging?
PUBLIC DIALOGUE: Radical Solidarity & Intergenerational Coalitions centralizes the multiplicity of activist work, voices and positions, and reflects on the complex and layered relationship between activism, art and education within and outside of the institutional context. Activists, academics and artists such as Olave Basabose, Flavia Dzodan, Nawal Mustafa and Joy Mariama Smith will be in conversation with Professor Angela Davis and Professor Gina Dent.
Photo credit: Kirsten van Santen