Workshop: Affects, Imaginaries, and Institutions 11 June 2019
In an age where political battles are won and lost partly through the mobilization of emotive images, stories, and symbols, it is critical to attend to the imaginative, affective, and embodied aspects of social practices and institutions at the local, national, and global level.
This workshop pursues two questions that have been under-theorized in the social justice literature: First, how do imaginings, affects, and embodied dispositions function to maintain unjust practices or unjust institutions? Second, how might new imaginative forms and the cultivation of new sensibilities contribute to institutional change in ways that enhance justice?
In this workshop, Dr. Mihaela Mihai (Edinburgh), Dr. Millicent Churcher (Sydney), and Dr. Eliza Garnsey (Cambridge) will each explore the important connections between institutions, imaginaries, embodiment, and affect in relation to ethical and political transformation.
- 2-2.50pm: Dr. Mihaela Mihai, “Caring Refusal”
- 3-3.50pm: Dr. Millicent Churcher, “Designing for Epistemic Justice”
- 4-4.50pm: Dr. Eliza Garnsey, “South Africa’s Blue Dress: (Re)imagining Human Rights through Art”
SOPHI Common Room (822),
Level 8 Brennan MacCallum Building A18
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