Dissecting Violence: Structures, Imaginaries, Resistances

04Apr2018 06Apr2018


ASCA Workshop 2018, 4-6 April 2018. Organized by Peyman Amiri, Natasha Basu, Bernardo Caycedo. Keynote speakers: Étienne Balibar, Gurminder Bhambra, Zeynep Gambetti.

Keynote lectures will take place in the University Theatre, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18, and panels will be at the Amsterdam University Library, Singel 425.

Our everyday practices, unwillingly and unknowingly, often support cultural, social, economic, and legal structures that cause and perpetuate physical and psychological harm. These structures, whether visible or hidden, tend to privilege certain groups of people, and dehumanize other groups. The way we conceive violence depends highly on the groups we belong to or are categorized in, and on our individual and collective experiences. Our reactions to violence, whether to comply or resist it, are influenced by the way we perceive blatant and subtle forms of violence.

In Dissecting Violence: Structures, Imaginaries, Resistances, researchers, artists and activists from a wide range of disciplines will present on and debate violence and its structures, its imaginaries, and the multiple ways it can be resisted.


Keynote lectures are free and open to a wider public, no registration is necessary. It is also possible to participate in the sessions, but only if you register and read the reading materials beforehand.

For more detailed information and the preliminary programme please visit our blog:

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