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Part of the Workshop
‘Affective Ecologies’ presents imaginative methodological exercises in documenting the multi-species afterlives of militarized spaces in the present-day Middle East. The workshop explores the intersection of ethnography and the arts as it provides a haunting, sensual, and dissident document of the militarized, poisonous, and neglected rhythms of daily life in Middle Eastern ecologies. Giving an account of a rigorously affective relationship between the human and the non-human, giving equal aesthetic attention and ethnographic weight to the military and to the ecological, the workshop examines the possibilities of affective ecologies that turn post-human interpretations into situated political fragments.
The workshop researches the convergent and nomadic movement of works that document, but are not necessarily documentaries. It does not attempt to classify these works as genre-defining documents, but is interested instead in researching the anarchic possibilities offered by genre-crossing methods in describing the affective afterlives of life under militarism.
17:00 Welcome by Umut Yildirim
Introduction and Discussion of Texts
with Françoise Vergès
18.30 Coffee Break
19:00 Part II
Panel discussion followed by a Q&A
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