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At the end of each course description you will find a link that leads you to the registration form.

The registration period for the upcoming winter term 2017/18 starts on Thursday, October 5th, 2017.

 

If you need help filling in the form please contact Christine Karl: christine.karl∂kit.edu

Courses taught in English (for all Courses (in German and English) please see Website: ZAK-Anmeldekalender)

ZAK Courses


Margins of Globalisation: Harsh Reality or Picturesque Décor?
Oct. 27, 2017, 14:00 - 19:00
Geb, 01.87
ZAK SR B 5.26, 5. OG
Rüppurrer Str. 1a, Haus B
76137 Karlsruhe
 

Near to one billion people live in slums, favelas, bidonvilles, i. e. at the margins of globalisation. These places have increasingly become an issue in the media, especially in films, where they are now a familiar setting of various genres. However, scholars and intellectuals have repeatedly criticised fi lm and media producers of exploiting slums for commercial (‘slumsploitation’) or aesthetic means (‘aestheticisation of poverty’), arguing that in such representations the underprivileged and marginalised have no voice, while their environment and life style become romanticised or exoticised. We will therefore discuss what aesthetics are most appropriate (or ethical) and raise the central question: ‘Who speaks – how – about whom?’

After a short introduction to globalisation and the history of cities, slums and their media representations, we will discuss some of the most significant historical examples – i. e. Los Olvidados (Mexico, 1950) – as well as more recent ones, such as City of God (2002), Slumdog Millionaire (2008) or Garbage Dreams (2009). Finally, we will apply our findings to other media as well, such as literature, music/ music videos or interactive web documentaries.

2–6 LP

 

Dates:

Fri 27.10.17, 14:00–19:00

Sat 28.10.17, 09:00–17:30

Sun 29.10.17, 09:00–17:30

 
Speaker
Dr. Igor Krstic
Organizer
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha, Direktorin
ZAK | Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Tel: 0721/608 42043
Mail:stgLlb4∂zak kit edu
http://www.zak.kit.edu/studium_generale_und_lehre
Targetgroup
Students
Number of participants
25
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Secretariat:
Christine Karl, M.A.
stg∂zak.kit.edu
Telefon: 0721-608 42043

 

Coordination Studying / General Studies:
Ines Bott, M.A.
ines.bott∂kit.edu
Telefon: 0721-608 46919

Dr. Christine Mielke
christine.mielke∂kit.edu
Telefon: 0721-608 46920