Between Shipyard Ruins and Post-Solidarity Nostalgia. Some Notes on Political Agency

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, IWM library
In the last 30 years the Gdansk Shipyard stood as an example of political mobilisation and change. In the course of time, it became a monument, in which the political protest and claims for social equality have been petrified and slowly forgotten. I would like to examine various forms of nostalgia that came to life within and after the political transformation and to see, how a rebirth of political agency in the contemporary precarious condition is mobilized in feminist and radical critical social theories dismantling the melancholic aesthetisation of ruins.

VF_MajewskaEwa Majewska is Adjunct Professor of Cultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Bronislaw Geremek Senior Visiting Fellow at the IWM.

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