Situated Knowledges

25–27 June 2021

Public talks, discussions:
25–27 June 2021, 10:00am–12:30pm CEST / 4:00–6:30pm HKT
Register to the Webinar here

25–27 June 2021, 1:00–4:00pm CEST/ 7:00–10:00pm HKT
Registration links to the Zoom workshops are to be found in the detailed Programme.

We invite all of you to register and engage in the encounters within the talks and workshops of “Situated Knowledges – Art and Curating on the Move”.

The term “situated knowledges” coined by Donna Haraway is a central topic in her concept of feminist objectivity. In her much-cited essay "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective" (1988), Haraway assumes that all scientific knowledge is fundamentally conditional. For this reason, the concept of Situated Knowledges incorporates the social location and contextual advantages of the researcher into the research process. Against an assumption of an apparently neutral and unmediated Knowledge of the (white, male) Western idea of science and its representation through overview visualization techniques, Haraway develops her concept of embodied knowledges by drawing on a description of the eye and "vision" (in the broad real and metaphorical sense). There is no such thing as unconditional observation, she argues, because every "acquisition of knowledge" takes place in a dynamic "apparatus of bodily production".

With this in mind the conference invites artists, curators, educators, scholars and students from the Shared Campus partners and beyond to engage in this programme of public talks and discussions as well as participatory Zoom workshops. The workshops are open to all disciplines and graduate levels.

We are looking forward to engaging discussions of situated practices and transversal interchange!

This conference is led by Prof. Dr. Dorothee Richter (ZHdK) and Dr. Cedric Maridet (HKBU). The organization was managed by Ronald Kolb (ZHdK).