Presentation/Participation in Roundtable: Muslim*Present in Cologne: multimodal (digital) curation as intervention and research at the workshop Multimodal Storytelling; Exploring the More-than-Text Modes of Research and (Re)Presentation at the University of Ghent, 23-27 October 2023, organized by Dr. Arjang Omrani.
Workshop at the DGSKA/GAA conference on Contested Knowledge: The Politics and Practices of Meme Culture: Ethnographic Perspectives on Post-digital Modes of Knowledge Production. Co-organized together with Anja Dreschke and Anna Lisa Ramella for the Working Group Media Anthropology, 25-28 July 2023 in Munich.
Muslim*Present in Cologne. Intervention in public space with Asma Aiad, as part of the exhibition “The Entire Story Starts Where: Connections and Exclusion of Translocal Positions”, from 10 June- 20 July 2023.
10 June 2023, 7-8:30 pm at Ebertplatz Cologne: talk and readings with Asma Aiad, Lana Sirri and Fatima Remli.
Curatorial Project: Part of the curatorial team of: “The Entire Story Starts Where: Connections and Exclusion of Translocal Positions”, at different locations in Cologne from 15 May – 2 July 2023.
Online Workshop: Mutlimodal Digital Curating co-organized with Anja Dreschke and Anna Lisa Ramella for the Working Group Media Anthropology of the DGSKA. 19-20 January, 2023, Zoom.
Screening and presentation: „Archival Screens Collecting, Saving, and Ordering Obscure Material“ as part of the interim conference of the AG Visual Anthropology “Caught in the Crisis: Doing audio-visual ethnography in times of crisis”, 28-29. October 2022, University of Münster.
Invited Presentation: Ethnologie als Störung? Herausforderungen ethnografischer Forschung in einem interdisziplinären Projekt der zivilen Sicherheitsforschung as part to the Departmental Seminar Series of the Department of Anthropology and African Studies (ifeas) at the University of Mainz, 21 June 2022, 2-3 pm, HS13 (Forum 7, 1. OG).
Invited Presentation: “I was touched by the mercy in his voice“: Gendered and affective dimensions in the appropriation of religious images and videos on social media as part to the After Lunch Lecture | 60 Minutes in Ethnographic Theory by the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Cologne. 1 June 2022, 2-3 pm, lecture hall XII (Main Building).
Populist Aesthetics in Cultural Perspectives: Truthmaking, Faking, and the Politics of Affect in (Digital) Media
10.-11. March 2022 at the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS, Heidelberg University)
See the full program and further information here: https://iraniandiasporicphotography.wordpress.com/schedule/
Funded by the Thyssen Foundation, co-financed by the Baden Wuerttemberg Foundation and the project Contemporary Photography as a Cultural Practice by Diasporic Iranians in Europe (HCTS, University Heidelberg), and with support by the project Jihadism on the Internet: Images and Videos, their Appropriation and Dissemination at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
Abstract: The workshop Populist Aesthetics in Cultural Perspectives: Truthmaking, Faking, and the Politics of Affect in (Digital) Media brings together researchers from anthropology and related disciplines to reflect on aesthetic dynamics in populist movements and how sensory perception and affective media practices shape understandings of the world and political subjectivities in particular ways.