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Fellow in Focus: Professor Premesh Lalu

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 1 – 2pm

Fellow in Focus: Professor Premesh Lalu

An in conversation with Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellow Prof Premesh Lalu (University of the Western Cape) chaired by Prof Steve Wilmer (TCD) organised in collaboration with the School of Creative Arts.

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Prof Lalu will talk about his career and current research. Entitled 'The Practice of Post-Apartheid Freedom’, Prof Lalu poses two key questions. Firstly, how do we read the history of apartheid as a process of the becoming technical of the human, and secondly how might we retrieve a concept of technics from its implication in technology so that it becomes available for an aesthetic education adequate to the tasks of defining postapartheid freedom? Taken together, these questions lend themselves to a history of apartheid that takes seriously its global precedents as well as its potential unravelling in an age of rapid shifts in the technological resources of the world. Situated in the interstice of aesthetics and history, the project brings each to bear on the distributions of the sensible, especially in an instance when apartheid signaled the partition of the sensible. Beyond its disciplinary intervention, the work also substantially asks what it might mean for a humanities enquiry to think ahead, beyond the inheritance of the long twentieth century

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Digital Humanities, Identities in Transformation
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Courses, Key dates, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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