The project “City-making: space, culture and identity” hosted the lecture by
Maple J. Razsa (Colby College, USA)
The Uprisings: A Multimedia Lecture
One of the crucial political questions of our time is how we understand—and respond to—the repeated and unruly expressions of popular outrage from Tunis and Cairo to Ferguson and Baltimore. This presentation combines lecture with dramatic scenes captured in activist video footage to explore the recent wave of uprisings that began in the once-thriving industrial city of Maribor and spread to bring down the government of Slovenia. What sparks these angry confrontations? How are they experienced by participants? How should social scientists committed to fundamental change respond? This presentation will not just ask these questions, it will put viewers in the streets, amongst protesters allowing for a visceral experience of the uprisings.
Maple J. Razsa is an anthropologist, acticist and documentary film-maker (more)
The lecture was held at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. at 12.oo.