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Critical Perspectives on Racism in Schools and Curatorial Practices (with Audio Recording)
The conference explored discriminatory access barriers in schools and questioned the museum practices of collecting, organizing and exhibiting from critical perspectives on racism.
The first part included a discussion about the role of identification papers for schooling careers. What significance do they have for the attainment, consolidation or loss of residence status and civil rights? Which forms of resistance have existed and still exist in this context? In her keynote, Jane Weiß (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) examined the historical, educational perspective on racist access barriers. Current perspectives on schools and papers were highlighted in the subsequent panel discussion.
During the second part of the conference, we addressed collecting, categorising, archiving and exhibiting – practices which have often gone hand in hand with the formation of national myths, the exoticisation and constant re-production of "the other." The possibilities and limits of a decolonial/anti-racist curatorial practice were reviewed in a second panel discussion in the afternoon. In her closing keynote, Bonita Bennett, director of the District Six Museum in Cape Town, spoke about the museum as a place for social change.
The conference concluded the collaborative research and exhibition project Passport Control! – Living without Papers in the Past and Present. The associated exhibition can be seen from February 1st to May 5th in the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum Berlin.
With simultaneous translation into German
In cooperation with the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin
The Passport Control project was funded by the Institute for Applied Research (IFAF) Berlin.
Opening and Welcome
Dr. Yasemin Shooman, Head of the Academy Programs, Jewish Museum Berlin
Presentation of the project Passport Control! – Living without Papers in Past and Present
Diane Izabiliza, Iris Rajanayagam, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
|11 Uhr||Opening Keynote
Racist Barriers to School Access from an Educational History Perspective
Dr. Jane Weiß, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
|1.30 pm||Panel discussion
Schools Draw Borders – We Draw Banners
Mohammed Jouni, Youth without Borders
Tunay Önder and Imad Mustafa
|3.30 pm||Coffee break|
|4 pm||Panel discussion
Critical Perspectives on Racism in Collecting, Categorizing and Exhibiting
Dr. Yvette Mutumba, curator and editor in chief of the art magazine Contemporary And (C&)
|5.30 pm||Coffee break|
|6 pm||Closing Keynote
Museum as a Place for Social Transformation
Bonita Bennett, Director of the District Six Museum, Cape Town