Crisis of Images

Please pay attention that the time of the event is 17.00-18.30 


Crisis of Images

The figure of refugee is formed by visual representations in the form of abundant images in the press, on TV, in documentaries, cinema, and even in coffee-table books. In some images we see defaced people packed on boats, in others we see de-named faces of suffering men and women. The visual representation visiblizes and invisiblizes them at the same time. What do these images tell us about our fantasies/imagination, the present economy of psychosocial and political (in)visibility? And about the politics of fear shadowing the current European refugee regime of subtle but effective dehumanization? What are the ethical implications? And how the refugee can disrupt this regime of representation and stop being seen as “problem people”? These questions and other related questions will be discussed by scholars, artists, and filmmakers.


David Aronowitsch (director and producer)

Sharmarke Binyusuf (director)

Chiara Brambilla (University of Bergamo)

Adnan Mahmutovic (writer)

Katarina Nitsch (Royal Institute of Art)

Madina Tlostanova (Linköping University)

Date: 21 March 2018 . 17.00-18.30

Venue: Konstfack, Room: Zickerman

LM Ericssons väg 14. Underground station: Telefonplan