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It's Complicated: The Politics and Poetics of Representation

Royal BC Museum
Event organized by Royal BC Museum

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As part of Asian Heritage Month, this discussion evening will begin to unpack the difficult dynamic of representation. How does representation work in our daily lives? How does the shared language of a culture - words, concepts, signs, symbols and images - inform our collective knowledge of ourselves, of others and of the world? How do representations reflect and/or change existing power dynamics?

How can space be created to make sure that marginalized people are able to define and express themselves in ways that feel right for them, and how do public institutions facilitate their self-expression in place of representation?

This event is free.

It’s Complicated: A Discussion Series

This participatory discussion series tackles perspectives and definitions, upending assumptions to help us better understand ourselves and our community. An intriguing mix of facilitators will get the conversation started, but where it goes from there is up to you.