Whiteness and the Crisis

In the second lecture, drawing on his work with refugees in the renewed “Nordic whiteness” of Denmark, Mirzoeff explores how people of different backgrounds may nonetheless still appear to one another, appropriating and transforming the concept of “the space of appearance” from Hannah Arendt. In this shift from representation to appearance, visual and cultural studies are rebooted into a visual activism to engage the current crisis.

The second lecture will be folllowed by a panel discussion and a drinks reception.