Real Talk: Showing What Cannot / Should Not Be Shown, A Panel DiscussionWednesday, November 2, 2022 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm CET/GMT+1
Syria under Assad, Afghanistan under the Taliban, Russian-occupied areas in Ukraine and many others parts of the world are settings of atrocious war crimes and crimes against humanity that can never be atoned for.
They represent a raw challenge to those who seek to advocate for the victims and their cause in the most impactful and widespread manner possible. How to visualize the sufferings? How to show the assaults? Is it even possible and permissible to do so?
Sociologist Teresa Koloma Beck, together with displaced students and alumni/ae from Bard College Berlin, will discuss the complexities of showing such material and shaking the complacency of audiences that are co-responsible for the acts of torture, murder and rape committed by criminal regimes.
This free event is organized as a part of the GOYA - Yo lo vi / Ich sah es / I saw it series series and will take place at the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg. Food and drink will be provided. For more information on the exhibition, the Eine Uni -- ein Buch initative, and other related events, visit the exhibition's main page.
Omar Haidari graduated from Bard College Berlin in 2021 with a degree in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought and currently works for the NGO Aseel. He is from Afghanistan.
Aisha Khurram studies Economics, Politics, and Social Thought at Bard College Berlin. She is from Afghanistan.
Limo Kinder study Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought at Bard College Berlin. They are from Ukraine.
Prof. Dr. Teresa Koloma Beck is a sociologist who focuses her research on conflict, violence and globalisation. She teaches at the Helmut Schmidt Universität in Hamburg.
Ameenah Sawan graduated from Bard College Berlin in 2022 with a BA degree in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought and is now enrolled at the SOAS University of London. She is from Syria.