16 Mai 2024

Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Klosterberg 23, Basel

Serena O. Dankwa (Institute of Social Anthropology) and Dag Henrichsen (BAB & ZASB)

Öffentliche Veranstaltung, Workshop

Feeling, Memorializing, Knowing: Queer*ing research practices

Public Hybrid Workshop with Anima Adjepong (University of Cincinnati)

How do we acknowledge, engage with, and theorize the affective energies (e.g., desire, fear, awkwardness) which our scholarly and activist engagements generate? What is left of ethical practices if we do not reflect the intimacies of our conversations, collaborations and friendships with our interlocutors, if we ignore the multiple emotional dimensions of humanitarian and advocacy work, or if we conceal the intimacies which shape our engagement with archives and historical actors? How do we conceptualize the contradictions of these energies in our desire to contribute to new ways of knowing and work towards social justice? The one-day workshop, facilitated by the scholar and writer Anima Adjepong, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati, invites us into a practice of queer:ing and strategically interrupting our methodological approaches and perspectives. Inspired by their work on erotic ethnography as “a more ethical, mind-full and human-centered approach” this co-created space uses the erotic as a necessary tool to decenter normative ways of producing knowledge and develop collective practices for critical self-reflexivity in our research and activist engagements.

The workshop encourages students and scholars from all disciplines and fields as well as creative and curatorial, humanitarian and policy professionals from outside academic institutions to participate. The hybrid format enables participation from beyond the Basel venue.
The day will include introductions for all participants (kindly share or bring along a personal story, recollection or artefact), group discussions and selected project profiles.

Dateline: Monday 8th April 2024 . Registration: workshop.zasb@unibas.ch

Veranstaltung übernehmen als iCal