Where does the work on Cultural Diversity start: with ourselves, or with the other? Can we find meaningful answers through researching databases? Or rather through social inquiries, and by making visible those who have been excluded from this discussion? Drawing on developments in contemporary arts, this lecture will focus through a historical perspective on knowledge from various disciplines that has been neglected in a European context, in order to use these as a starting point for a discussion on what Cultural Diversity might mean today. The talk will unfold the potential that lies within seeing diversity as a state of constant change.
Nana Adusei-Poku is Research Professor in Cultural Diversity at Rotterdam University and Lecturer in Media Arts at the University of the Arts, Zurich. She was a scholarship doctoral student at Humboldt University, Berlin, working on the curatorial concept post-black in relation to contemporary Black artists, following degrees in African studies and gender studies at Humboldt University, and in media and communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She published The Challenge to Conceptualise the Multiplicity of Multiplicities —Post-Black Art and Its Intricacies in Post-racial Imaginaries, a special issue of Dark Matter.
Artwork by Trijntje Noske & Leonie Schneider
Poster by Gilles De Brock