SOCIAL INCLUSION WORKSHOP NO. 1

Everything You Wanted To Know About Privilege But Were Afraid To Ask

DATE: 4th December Tuesday
VENUE: Auditorium Oude Kraan 26
DOOR OPENS: 18:15
LECTURE STARTS: 18:30

First session of the Social Inclusion Workshops is an interactive lecture by Sarita Bajnath, who we have invited from outside of the field of art to introduce the overarching concept of PRIVILEGE in a broader sense.

Using intersectional analysis, we will explore:

→What is privilege?
→How do (un)conscious power structures reflect within daily encounters?
→What can we learn from our own privileges?
→How to use privilege to be an ally?

This lecture is to create awareness and inspire to create an inclusive society, with an intersectional approach. This will lay the foundation of common understanding for the following Social Inclusion Workshops to take place.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Sarita Bajnath is a trainer and consultant, working with a focus on issues surrounding gender identity, (dis)ability, racism, classism and whiteness. She works with universities, governmental organisations and feminist organisations. Using an intersectional approach, she is committed to create awareness on complex issues that affect daily lives. Additionally, she is the house coach for New Urban Collective in Amsterdam and has worked as a moderator for NiNsee Instituut. Interwoven throughout her work is her position as an activist.

ABOUT SOCIAL INCLUSION WORKSHOPS

What is social inclusion? Is there equality in the art world? Where is the line between freedom of expression and cultural appropriation? What is the role of an art institute?

Departing from incidents within ArtEZ, we, a student-led collective, acknowledge an urgency to open the discussion on complex topics in the context of art, such as: privilege, cultural appropriation and institutional inequality, which will be covered in the coming months.

We hereby invite you to join us on this rollercoaster ride, to move towards a wider understanding of diversity and recognize our own agency to listen, to question, to explore, to articulate and to act.

ABOUT THE SUPPORT

The School of Missing Men(SOMM) takes as its starting point the predominance of female students at BEAR, a norm ratio in art schools across the Netherlands and abroad. How is it then that the art world continues to be for the most part male dominated? We tackle this question through diverse and intersecting positions, allowing a variety of voices and experiences to resonate and contribute in developing knowledge, strategies and a supportive network for students both during school and after graduation.