Workshop: The Politics of Science and Race, led by Amit Singh of Consented

Join Arts Catalyst for a workshop led by Amit Singh of education and discussion platform Consented, exploring the persistence of scientific understandings of race within popular debate and politics.

 
The workshop will aim to critically address “racial science” as a legacy of the colonial period and race as an "imperial invention" while examining the ways in which we might one day be emancipated from the shackles of what Paul Gilroy terms "race-thinking."
 
This event forms part of the programme for Genetic Automata by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy and feeds into Arts Catalyst’s long-term project Radical Ancestry, a cultural collective inquiry exploring how artists can transform new knowledge from genetic science into a re-thinking of race, identity and migration.
 
During the workshop we encourage participants to present a case study, an on-going project or piece of research, although those who would like to attend in a non-participatory capacity are also welcome. We invite artists, curators and researchers, scientists and activists who are engaging with issues connected to the biopolitics of race and identity to attend.
 
If you are interested in presenting (slots are approximately 10 minutes) please send a short bio and a brief summary (500 words max) outlining the project that you would like to present to anna.santomauro@artscatalyst.org. This event is free but booking is essential.
 
Amit Singh is a PhD candidate at Birkbeck University and co-editor of Consented, a London-based education and discussion platform and magazine that hosts events looking at issues of race, racism and colonialism.