*CANCELLED* SENKU seminar with Rossella Ragazzi

Perfomativity and Mediatization of Cultural Heritage through Artistic Intervention and Filmmaking in Sápmi

Pile O’ Sápmi, frame from video “There is no post-colonial”

Abstract: Films and artistic interventions made by Sámi artists, activists and intellectuals and/or about Sámi ethno-political and identity issues, circulate in festivals, galleries, occupied spaces, informal gatherings, museum installations and non-commercial venues. They are mostly produced in contexts of experimentation, insurgence, celebration and/or artistic research. They convey a complex view of how cultural heritage is not only relegated in the past, but is imagined, performed and negotiated every day. These expressions address and at times contest collective notions of ethnic-cultural distinctiveness and indigenous cosmopolitanism, critically exploring and expanding the notion of heritage.


Rossella Ragazzi (PhD) is Associate Professor at the Department of Cultural Sciences, Tromsø University Museum (The Arctic University of Norway). She obtained her PhD in 2005. She is a visual and museum anthropologist and an independent film-maker. She worked at university of Tromsø, Norway, Freie Universität in Berlin, and Dublin Institute of Technology. She has specialized on mobility, childhood, minority-majority relations, memorialisation and museums, and transcultural cinema. She is the author of several prize-winning documentaries - among others: La Mémoire Dure (2000), At Home in the World (2003), Firekeepers (2007) - as well as a number of academic publications - among others the monograph The Transcultural Experience of Migrant Children entering Europe in the years 2000, Peter Lang 2009. She has a forthcoming book, co-edited with Peter I. Crawford: Perceiving Children: Media, Education and Museum in an anthropological perspective, Intervention Press 2018.


The seminar will take place in the seminar room on the 3rd floor, Frederiks gate 2 (Entrance via back door on Kristian IVs gate - ring the doorbell for the third floor) . After the seminar there will be room for informal conversations and drinks.



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Published Aug. 30, 2017 12:01 PM - Last modified Mar. 12, 2018 4:39 PM