Posted: 11 March 2020
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GSA Research Seminar 2020: Dr. Fazil Moradi. © Fred Swart

GSA RESEARCH SEMINAR 2020

TRANSLATIONAL IMAGINARIES AND PLANETARY MEMORIES

Presented by
Dr Fazil Moradi

"In our world of technological change and translational practices, we are observing multiple and widespread access to the violence of “the past”. Translation, I argue, entangles hospitality, opens up the past, and put us in touch with the untranslatable death that gives way to an undeterminable future. Against this backdrop, I assess how science and technology, politics and law, photographs, people, language, modernity’s infrastructure of annihilation, and evidentiary institutions institute and conserve tele-evidence that becomes central to political, national and planetary memories of political violence."


Participants must read the paper prior to the seminar.
http://www.gsa.ac.za/media/2817/moradi-untranslatable_death_evidentiary_bodies.pdf