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Desire-based research, ten years later

Bildende Kunst, Künstlerisches Lehramt, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften
Ort, Adresse (1)
Augasse 2–6
Ort, PLZ und/oder Ort (1)
1090 Wien
Ort, Raum (1)
Aula, A1.4.10

Lecture by Eve Tuck (Associate Professor of Critical Race and Indigenous Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto) in discussion with Imayna Caceres and Verena Melgarejo Weinandt. Organised within the lecture series Vorträge zu antirassistischen, BPoC und migrantischen Perspektiven aus Kunst und Bildung.

This public lecture will revisit Eve Tuck’s 2009 article, Suspending Damage: A Letter to Communities, published in Harvard Educational Review. It will situate ideas of desire-based research alongside broader approaches to Indigenous feminist research. As artists such as Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski and Naomi Rincon-Gallardo, and theorists such as Saidiya Hartman, Christina Sharpe, Tina Campt, and Audra Simpson have asked, how do we talk about violence without being violent? This talk attends to arguments made in Suspending Damage in order to think about how our research and art practices might attend to telling stories that aren’t animated by humiliation, and instead attend to the complexity of lived lives.

Eve Tuck is Associate Professor of Critical Race and Indigenous Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. She is Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Methodologies with Youth and Communities. She is a William T Grant Scholar (2015-2020) and was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2012). Tuck is Unangax and is an enrolled member of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska.

Verena Melgarejo Weinandt studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenes Aires. Her artistic practice is interwoven with latin american, decolonial and feminist theory and was especially formed by works of Maria Lugones, Yuderkys Espinosa und Gloria Anzaldua. She works in photography, video performances, collages, screen printing and installations and created two alter egos, in form of “Pocahunter” und “Bolita Berlinesa”.

Imayna Caceres is an Artist, anti-colonial activist and occassional curator from Peru. In my work I seek to weave meanings that contribute towards an understanding of the sequels of colonial structures in the current organization of life, the coloniality of being, of knowledge and arts, of gender and spirituality, and the fracture between mind and body. Graduated in Media Communication and Sociology in Peru, and recently in Fine Arts in Vienna, I am part of the TRENZA collective, where we seek to build community and challenge the codes that sustain mechanisms of exclusion.

Eine Kooperation des Referats Genderforschung mit der Vortragsreihe zu antirassistischen, BPoC und migrantischen Perspektiven im Feld der Kunst und Bildung.