Stereotypes are useful, allowing us to quickly register, read and categorize our world. It is a cognitive act of shifting through past experiences, present observations and future aspirations, in order be able to ‘read’ the ‘other’ across from us. These mental shortcuts make making sense of our social worlds less demanding.
This lecture series takes a critical look at the encyclopedic barrage of subtle (and at times not so subtle) imprints about gender, body, sexuality, identity, race, age, nationality, ability (this list never ends) in our media-driven culture. When left unchecked, this collective flow of ‘pictures’ form the conscious and unconscious biases that lay the foundation for generational, institutional and commercial prejudice, and discrimination.
When: 11th January 2017, 7pm
Where: BTK, Dessauer Str. 3-5, 10963 Berlin
Dr. Madoka Yuki is an art historian specializing in the history and theory of photography. Since finishing her dissertation she has held different curatorial fellowships in photographic collections in Germany and the US.
For more information visit the stereotype website!