"Taking Sides"

Forschungsgruppe "Mediale Teilhabe. Partizipation zwischen Anspruch und Inanspruchnahme" International Conference University of Konstanz 28. - 30.06.2018

The international conference “Taking Sides“ (28.-30.6.2018) will explore different perspectives on dissent, while understanding practices, cultures and theories of resistance, dispute and opposition as inherently participative. The concept of side-taking will hence be investigated in different facets. Firstly, as assuming a position/opinion in opposition to another or even the affiliation with a cause or unpopular standpoint. Secondly, in a play on words, thinking about side-taking also includes the taking of sites as a manner of protest, occupation, appropriation or acquisition. Thirdly, taking a side implies an active decision, rather than a circumstantial factor, that involves subjects’ positions as well as their subjectification as such.

The programme  includes 4 keynotes and 4 interdisciplinary workshops, with participants from around the world.
We would be happy if you could join us for this event at Hedicke's Terracotta, Konstanz.
Registration is free but please indicate your interest to Anne Ganzert.

Our Keynote speakers will be

Athena Athanasiou (Athens)        28 June 2018, 18:00

Emma Perez (Tuscon)                         29 June 2018, 09:00

Gabriella Coleman (Montreal)          29 June 2018, 10:15

Judith Revel (Paris)                              29 June 2018, 11:45

For more information and the full programme please click here.