Course Schedule


Racism in the Arts - An Empirical Inquiry in Hamburg's Arts Landscape (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Volker Kirchberg

wöchentlich | Montag | 14:15 - 17:45 | 17.10.2022 - 30.01.2023 | C 5.325 Seminarraum | This is a 4 hrs. Seminar that includes extensive periods of empirical work in Hamburg

Inhalt: This 4-hours-per-week-seminar is dedicated to the study of issue of racism in arts organization, and the arts organization's attempts to overcome latent and manifest expressions of racism. The focus will be twofold in this seminar. At first, students will study and discuss experiential issues and theoretical concepts of latent and manifest racism in the arts. Secondly, we will talk to and study arts institutions in Hamburg that would like to discuss issues of potential racism in Hamburg's artscapes (and in their own organization). In many respects this seminar will be exploratory since the material about racism in the arts is rather thin in the German speaking world. We will begin the seminar by reading through the extensive literature on (Anglo-) American racism (in the arts), and then discuss whether and how the findings of these societies might be transfered to the German artscapes. Possible Hamburg arts organizations that might cooperate with us are, e.g., "Kampnagel", "MARKK", "Outernational" and/or the "Museum Kunst & Gewerbe".