Sara Ahmed CLOSING THE DOOR: COMPLAINT AS DIVERSITY WORK

Activiteit: Participating in or organizing a public lecture/debate

Description

his talk draws on interviews conducted with staff and students who have made complaints within universities that relate to unfair, unjust or unequal working conditions and to abuses of power such as sexual and racial harassment. It approaches complaint as a form of diversity work: the ordinary and often painstaking labour of trying to transform institutions so they are more accommodating. Making a complaint requires becoming an institutional mechanic: you have to work out how to get a complaint through a system. It is because of the difficulty of getting through that complaints often end up being about the system. Sara Ahmed explores the significance of how complaints happen “behind closed doors,” and shows how doors are often closed even when they appear to be opened. 20:00 Introduction by Sophie Withaeckx (VUB, RHEA) 20:10 Lecture by Sara Ahmed 21:15 Q&A moderated by Iman Lechkar (VUB, Fatima Mernissi Chair)
Periode18 feb 2020
Evenementstype!!Performance
LocatieBrussels, Belgium
Mate van erkenningNational