1h 8 min

Prelude 2: The vocabulary of representation Safe Space

    • Documentaire

We welcomed Tess Skadegård Thorsen, a researcher specialized in representation across axes of oppression in Danish film, for a second Prelude where we discussed the vocabulary of representation. We first looked at a number of terminologies and their reasons for being, from ideological racism to institutional racism, from ethnicity to racialization. We also dissected the term “representation” itself into its numerous dimensions and manifestations, in an effort to understand the challenges in addressing discrimination and deconstructing ways in which “diversity” can be weaponized. In the end, we came to discuss the undeniable role of architecture, like many other creative fields, in perpetuating systems of oppression, specifically in Norway and the Scandinavian region. This conversation was moderated by Safe Space Collective member Bui Quy Son, and recorded on May 8, 2021.

We welcomed Tess Skadegård Thorsen, a researcher specialized in representation across axes of oppression in Danish film, for a second Prelude where we discussed the vocabulary of representation. We first looked at a number of terminologies and their reasons for being, from ideological racism to institutional racism, from ethnicity to racialization. We also dissected the term “representation” itself into its numerous dimensions and manifestations, in an effort to understand the challenges in addressing discrimination and deconstructing ways in which “diversity” can be weaponized. In the end, we came to discuss the undeniable role of architecture, like many other creative fields, in perpetuating systems of oppression, specifically in Norway and the Scandinavian region. This conversation was moderated by Safe Space Collective member Bui Quy Son, and recorded on May 8, 2021.

1h 8 min