What Now? 2016: On Future Identities
May 20-21, 2016
The New School University Center, Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall
For more information on What Now? 2016: On Future Identities, visit: artingeneral.org/exhibitions/617
SESSION THREE: Post-democracy and Identity
Participants: Paula Chakravartty, Jackson Polys, Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei
Moderator: Beatriz Balanta
Respondent: Natasha Marie Llorens
Within the larger context of ideas around “post-democracy,” this panel explores how we are currently addressing individual vs. communal identity at the structural level, and in issues of governance. What does the future hold for the influence of nationhood in the formation of identity, and the umbrella of the state as a space of belonging? The rising phenomena of refugee crises and the condition of ‘statelessness’ (whether imposed or chosen) problematize such formal modes of affiliation. Exemplar or alternative models for organizing structures of accountability in activism and movement building will be discussed.
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.