Upcoming event

Tuesday, 16 October 2018


Asia Triennial Festival: Who do you think you are? Symposium

An international interdisciplinary symposium on the boundaries of Asian identities

Date: Tuesday 16th October

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: The Whitworth

Tickets: Free – available on Eventbrite https://who-do-you-think-you-are.eventbrite.com

What does it mean to be Asian today? How can we begin to define negotiate, negate or remodel the boundaries of this vast continent in relation to identities and issues of gender, race, community, ability, borders, conflicts or their intersections? Why are Asian narratives often excluded from discussions on race? To what extent is migratory experience central to Asian identity? What are the myths surrounding Asian migration and how do they perpetuate pervasive stereotypes? How far have we moved on from colonial terms such as, ‘near’, ‘middle’ and ‘far’ when we frame Asian identities in relation to Western geography? How are Southeast and East Asian women and non-binary people represented in conversations about race and feminism?

As one of the many performative reiterations of this year's Asian Triennial, a host of international artists, curators and academic scholars will engage with some of the above issues and the provocation, Who do you think you are?

The symposium will conclude with a performance by artist Venuri Perere.

Part of Asia Triennial Manchester 2018. Find out more at: http://www.atm.mmu.ac.uk/

Event contact Lucy Simpson · lucy.simpson@mmu.ac.uk

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