We often see the role of museums and classrooms in society as presenting an unbiased engagement with history- spaces used as a mechanism for developing dominant narratives through a presumed neutrality. But what happens when we embrace the messiness of history and honestly call into question even the possibility of neutrality?
What happens when we actively work to de-centre the established dominant narratives, complicate an assumed consensus, in order to amplify multiple voices and marginalized histories?
This participatory discussion will begin to look at all of these ideas and more.
Please note: this event will be taking place in the Maple Room of the Sticky Wicket (919 Douglas Street)
Other discussions in the series:
- October 18- It's Complicated: Human Remains/ Cultural Belongings
- November 14- It's Complicated: Unceded