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Local Racism, Global Apartheid

South Africa as a paradigm

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Coinciding with the exhibition “Apartheid: the South African Mirror”, the CCCB is organizing a symposium that will address new forms of discrimination and segregation that are fuelling old mechanisms of inequality and exclusion and creating new ones, both in the most developed regions and particularly in the relations between the richest and the poorest countries.

 

The symposium will focus on new forms of discrimination and segregation generated by traditional racism that revive old mechanisms of inequality and exclusion, and create new ones, both in the more developed regions of the north-western world and, particularly, in relations between the richest countries and most of the world.

Addressing the phenomenon of racism and particularly apartheid in South Africa therefore means immersing ourselves not only in the past of another culture but also taking a look at the dark side of forms of reasoning-and practices-that have marked our own history and, to a large extent, still exist today.




THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

5 p.m. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
By Pep Subirós, writer and philosopher, and Josep Ramoneda, Director of the CCCB

 


5.15 p.m. THE SOUTH AFRICAN EXPERIENCE. AFTER APARTHEID

 

Race and colour policies during apartheid and afterwards
Ciraj Rassool, Professor of History, University of Western Cape

 

Culture and the reconfiguration of the apartheid space
Zayd Minty, cultural producer and researcher in the Department of Environmental Science and Geography, University of Cape Town / Isandla Institute

 

Situating myself to be able to see you
Nandipha Mntambo, artist, Cape Town

 

Moderator: Núria Vives, lecturer in Philosophy, Member of SOS Racisme, Barcelona

 


7.15 p.m. RACIAL DISCRIMINATION TODAY. GLOBAL APARTHEID?

 

Johannesburg as an emblem of global apartheid
Patrick Bond, Director of the Centre for Civil Society of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

 

Separated-together
Peter McKenzie, photographer and filmmaker, Johannesburg

 

Racism and the rule of fear
Les Back, lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London

 

Moderator: Alfred Bosch, writer and lecturer in History, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

 


FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

 

5 p.m. PAST AND PRESENT OF RACIAL STEREOTYPES. FROM BIOLOGICAL TO CULTURAL RACISM?

 

The construction of the racist gaze: human zoos in the post-colonial era
Pascal Blanchard, associate researcher at the CNRS and Director of the ACHAC research group, Paris

 

Scientific racism: past and present
Carles Lalueza, lecturer in the Department of Biology at the Universitat de Barcelona

 

The racialization of everything
Ash Amin, lecturer in Geography and Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University

 

Moderator: Verena Stolcke, lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

 


7.15 p.m. ART AND EDUCATION AGAINST RACISM

 

Forget who I am
Elvira Dyangani, conservator at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville

 

Some observations on the impact of apartheid on art and education in South Africa today
Jane Alexander, artist, Cape Town

 

Art and emotions: passages between the epic and the everyday
Edgar Pieterse, Director of the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town

 


Moderator: Angélica Sátiro
, writer and researcher into relations between ethics and creativity, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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