What Should White Culture Do?

Art, Politics, Race
11 November 2017
11:00 - 19:30
£5/£4 Concessions

Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Royal College of Art, Battersea SW11 4AN
11:00 – 19:30 | £5/ £4 concessions
Please note: you are welcome to attend part or all of the talks throughout the day.

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Organised by Daniel C. Blight, with support from Art on the Underground and the Royal College of Art, What Should White Culture Do? brings together a number of artists, writers and scholars to discuss the workings of race and white privilege. This day long symposium will explore its theme in relation to a variety of subject areas, including contemporary art, politics, sociology and philosophy, and takes its title from the 1998 essay by Linda Martín Alcoff, What Should White People Do?

11:00
Introduction:

Kiera Blakey, Curator, Art on the Underground

Daniel C. Blight, Visiting Tutor, Critical & Historical Studies, Royal College of Art; Lecturer in Photography, University of Brighton; Co-editor, Loose Associations, The Photographers’ Gallery

 

11:30-13.30
Panel 1: Contemporary Art, Popular Culture, Race

Sutapa Biswas, artist and Reader, School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Dr Anthony Faramelli, mental health recovery worker, Single Homeless Project, London; visiting lecturer in Film & Screen Studies, University of Brighton.

Jade Montserrat, artist

 

13:00-13:30
Panel Discussion
, chaired by Sunil Shah, artist and writer.

 

13:30-14:30
Break

 

14:30-16:00
Panel 2: Contemporary Art, Migration Studies, Race

Dr Nando Sigona, Senior Birmingham Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, University of Birmingham

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Artists and Professors of Photography, Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK), Hamburg, Germany

Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam, Reader in Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

 

16:00-16:30
Panel Discussion, chaired by Dr Ben Burbridge, Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Sussex.

 

16:30-17:00
Break

 

17:00 – 19:00
Panel 3: Critical Whiteness Studies and White Subject Formation

Dr Richard Seymour, writer and broadcaster

Dr Shirley Anne Tate, Professor of Race and Education, Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University

 

18:00-19:00
Keynote Lecture

Dr George Yancy, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Emory University

 

19:00-19:30
Panel Discussion
, chaired by Daniel C. Blight

 

19:30
Drinks Reception

What Should White Culture Do? Symposium Programme

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