BTK Lecture Series on The Archetype, The Cliché and Other Simplifications

Stereotypes — constructed simplifications that are reinforced and scattered throughout our culture, largely through the mass accumulation of visual, systemic and interactive representations created by the media producers that we, at BTK, are busy building or becoming.
This lecture series takes a critical look at the encyclopedic barrage of subtle (and at times not so subtle) imprints about gender, body, sexuality, identity, race, age, nationality, ability (this list never ends) in our media-driven culture. When left unchecked, this collective flow of ‘pictures’ form the conscious and unconscious biases that lay the foundation for generational, institutional and commercial prejudice, and discrimination.

Christian Huberts: Poor Stereotypes

Poverty in Games as Narrative Cliché and Ludic Paradox 26.10.16 at 7pm // Video games depend on narrative, visual and conceptual stereotypes…

Amelia Umuhire: Diversity vs Tokenism

Black Characters Matter 09.11.16 at 7pm // room A 02. 01 The recent calls for more diversity in film, widely…

Anja Kaiser: Sexed Realities

To Whom Do I Owe My Body? 16.11.16 at 7pm // On and off screen, the human body is an…

Sonja Eismann: Missy Magazine

Feminism, Politics, and Pop 30.11.16 at 7pm // Missy Magazine – the feminist magazine about Pop Culture, Politics and Style.We…

Till Penzek: Stereotypen – Archetypen – Supertypen

14.12.16 at 7pm // aus Krankheitsgründen muss der Vortrag auf Januar verschoben werden Stereotypen sind allgegenwärtig und können sowohl positive…

Dr. Madoka Yuki: Visualizing Japan – Lost and Found in Translation

11.01.17 at 7pm // room 02.01 Since its invention in 1839, photography has served as a medium for documenting, understanding, and…

Six invited lecturers, representing a variety of the BTK disciplines, offer diverse perspectives on stereotypes prevalent in our creative practice, in our educational system and in our professional industry.
All lectures are held in English at the BTK University of Art and Design Berlin Campus, except Till Penzek on 14.12, who will be in German at the BTK Hamburg Campus.


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