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Medea Talks | Respecognize: Negotiating Ethnic Notions, Cultural Identity, and Unconscious Bias
October 30, 2019 @ 16:15 – 18:00
Medea Talks on October 30 with dance educator Moncell Durden – on cultural appropriation, identity and heritage.
In this talk, Moncell Durden gives an overview of the Africanist aesthetics embedded in cultural identities that are circulated in global expressions.
View Moncell Durden’s presentation in the video embedded above (or on YouTube)
Place: Storm at Malmö University, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7, Malmö
Gramophone music starts at 16:00 and the lecture at 16:15.
ABOUT THE LECTURE | This lecture engages in a cohesive study of traditional cultural modes related to the lived experience generated by African American people. It offers an overview of the Africanist aesthetics embedded in cultural identities that are circulated in global expressions.
The lecture serves as a means of examining the impact of African American culture; the marginalizing of its creators while the appropriation and celebration of their cultural product(s) have liberated a global community. I hope to cultivate dialogues that not only challenge and shift mindful perspectives but also influence actionable awareness.
Moncell Durden is a dance educator, choreographer, ethnographer, and Assistant Professor of Practice at USC’s Glorya Kaufman International School of Dance. He specializes in pedagogical practices that provide a cultural and historical context in Afro-diasporic spiritual and social dance formations.
The discussant in this Medea Talk is Temi Odumosu, art historian, curator and Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University.
This Medea Talks is co-produced with Malmö Dance Week.