SEMINAR: «Images from Gaza: The Politics of Representation», 13. mars

Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR from the series Birds Unaccustomed to Gravity, Dead Sea, Israel 2013.

In connection with the opening of Tanya Habjouqa’s first solo exhibition in Norway, Fotografihuset invites – in collaboration with Preus museum and OsloMet – to the seminar “Images from Gaza: The Politics of Representation”.

– It is said that the first victim of war is the truth. But not only the fall of truth, but also the fall of ideals should worry us, wrote Arne Johan Vetlesen in Klassekampen on 9 December 2023. Now the philosophy professor is taking part in a panel discussion during the afternoon seminar.

In addition to contributions from Tanya Habjouqa and philosopher Arne Johan Vetlesen, there will be a dialogue between these two and, among others, political scientists, member of the Extremism Commission and the Men’s Committee and board member of Fritt Ord Sylo Taraku; professor at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Oslomet and head of the research group MEKK (Media in War and Conflict) Kristin Skare Orgeret; social anthropologist, researcher, journalist, editor and author Anne Hege Simonsen; head of the Palestine Committee Line Khateeb and photo editor in VG Espen Rasmussen.

The first part of the seminar will deal with the visualization of the war in editor-controlled and social media
The second part discusses which contemporary and historical forces influence both the mass media and public opinion, the gap between popular involvement and media flow, increasing cancellations, censorship and self-censorship; and double standards in foreign policy – ​​both in Norway and internationally.

March 13, at 17–19.30 in OsloMet’s auditorium Athene. Free entry.

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