...WHAT!?!

Designed research

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Stereotypes

The Mammy

The Mammy

The Mammy is “so closely related to the comic coons that she is usually relegated to their ranks. Mammy is distinguished, however, by her sex and her fierce independence. She is usually big, fat, and cantankerous. 

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Stereotypes

Black stereotypes

Blackbook

Hema becomes genderneutral

Blackbook

The return of the Guardian Angels

Reading stuff

John Berger’s Ways of Seeing #4 (1972)

Designed research

Imagination and knowledge

Found in fd.weekend that found it at the exhibition 'Intuition' at Biennale of Venice

Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s remix 2017: Jay Z’s The Story of OJ

Screenshot taken at [2'10''] from "The Story of OJ" by Jay-Z and Mark Romanek

Blackbook

“Western Flag” Installation by John Gerrard in Texas

The construct of race

White privilege and racism – a social experiment by Jane Elliott

How do you Identify Racism_ The Angry Eye with Jane Elliott via YouTube

Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2017: Chadwick Boseman (a.k.a. Marvel’s Black Panther)

C

Encyclopedia of —isms

Cultural Diversity

Handout made in collaboration with Teana Boston-Mammah and Jan van Heemst for the project on Cultural Diversity Q7/8 as part of the Social Practice of the Willem de Kooning Academy

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Encyclopedia of —isms

Q

Queer

“used to frighten me but now ‘for me to use the word queer is a liberation’’’ — Derek Jarman

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B

Encyclopedia of —isms

‘Blank’ (a Dutch word)

means ‘pure’, ‘clean’, ‘fair’ ‘non-tainted’, ‘unwritten’ and ‘beautiful’.

 

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Race-ism

Alexandra Bell Uses Her Public Art to Expose Media Racism

Bell, A Teenager With Promise, 2017. Image courtesy the artist

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I

Identity politics

Identity (construct of…)

“Now part of what”…“I see as the problem is the idea of anybody’s having to fight the fragmentation and multicultural diversity of the world, not to mention outright oppression, by constructing something so rigid as an identity, an identity in which there has to be a fixed and immobile core, a core that is structured to hold inviolate such a complete biological fantasy as race— whether white or black”  —Samuel R. Delany, interviewed by Mark Dery, 1994

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Blackbook

The surprising pattern behind color names around the world – Vox

The surprising pattern behind color names around the world - Vox

Encyclopedia of —isms

W

White fragility, supremacy, privilege

Cartoon: Sigmund by Peter de Wit, De volkskrant, 05.05.2017 p V23

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A

Encyclopedia of —isms

Archive (Cultural)

a concept of Edward Said which “foregrounds the centrality of imperialisme to Western culture. The cultural archive has influenced historical cultural configurations and current dominant and cherished self-representations and culture.” —Gloria Wekker

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1001 streams of whiteness

Rachel Dolezal 

Ijeoma Oluo: “For a white woman who had grown up with only a few magazines of stylized images of blackness to imagine herself into a real-life black identity without any lived black experience, to turn herself into a black history professor without a history degree, to place herself at the forefront of local black society that she had adopted less than a decade earlier, all while seeming to claim to do it better and more authentically than any black person who would dare challenge her—well, it’s the ultimate “you can be anything” success story of white America…

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1001 streams of whiteness

Nieuwe helden

“in een ander type samenleving, zou je dus met nieuwe helden moeten komen die andere functies hebben in de samenleving. Niet alleen ‘het veroveren’, maar ook ‘hoe leef je samen’.” —Valika Smeulders

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Becky

Stereotypes

White people

Yeni López Sleidi and Em Gee’s “Authentic Caucasians” costumes