Workshop “Culture as Politics”

Mi 19 Jul 2017


Speakers: Susanne Frank (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Ilya Kalinin (Prisma Ukraïna Fellow 2017; State University St. Petersburg), Vyacheslav Morozov (University of Tartu), Andrii Portnov (Prisma Ukraïna; Forum Transregionale Studien), Tomasz Zarycki (University of Warsaw)

Culture has become not only an important economic factor but also an essential tool for the state to manage the social order, for the reproduction of symbolic hegemony and for identity politics. Looking at the examples of Russia, Poland and others, this workshop asks whether culture still has any emancipatory potential when it has largely been appropriated by conservative discourse, populist politics and the neoliberal market. The concluding panel discussion will look at India, Russia and Turkey and examine the uses of ‘culture’ in strengthening (or inhibiting) currently growing political authoritarian tendencies.

15:00-18:00 Workshop
“What does Culture Matter? From its Politicization to Problematizing its Language”

Speakers: Susanne Frank (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Ilya Kalinin (Prisma Ukraïna Fellow /State University St. Petersburg), Vyacheslav Morozov (University of Tartu), Andii Portnov (Prisma Ukraïna / Forum Transregionale Studien), Tomasz Zarycki (University of Warsaw)

18:00-20:00 Roundtable
“Double East: Culture as Politics in India, Russia and Turkey”

Speakers: Ilya Kalinin (Prisma Ukraïna Fellow 2017; State University St. Petersburg), Banu Karaca (EUME Fellow 2016/17), Venugopal Maddipati (Art Histories Fellow 2016/17; Ambedkar University, Delhi)

You can download this information here along with bios and abstracts of all participants.

If you would like to attend, please register at prisma@trafo-berlin.de