Viewed soberly, identity is a self-narrative and a self-remembering - context-dependent and ambiguous. Some current debates, however, stylise it into a dirty word.
Viewed soberly, identity is a narrative and a remembering of oneself – context-dependent and ambiguous. Some current debates, however, stylise it into a dirty word.Why is this so? Why is it politically instrumentalised? And how do we deal with an identity crisis? The fact that the debate is so vociferous shows that the whole issue is at stake – sovereignty of interpretation, participation, power and privilege.
This is a conversation about why it is always necessary to take a closer look, be it with regard to the continuity of patriarchal structures, racism or an incomplete historical narrative. We (probably) cannot avoid multiple identity crises. They are part and parcel of times of change. But you can open your eyes and get through them!
Alice Hasters, journalist, author & podcaster / Hadija Haruna-Oelker, political scientist, editor & author / Emilia Roig, author & political scientist / Moderation: Katharina Warda, sociologist
Admission at 5:30 pm
Note: Before and after the talk there will be a book table by kohsie Diversity Bookshop.
*(quote after Amy Zayed)