Thursday, 14 June 2018, 7pm @KUNSTHALLE
White Guilt - Rhianna Ilube & Benjamin Zachariah
In a world in which white people feel their responsibility for the world that they made, do we understand this as a condition of possibility of change in the direction of empowerment of others? Is this the return of the white man's burden in a new avatar? Is white guilt the compulsory social accessory that gets you into the best parties in Berlin (as long as you agree to cut off your dreads)? Rhianna Ilube and Benjamin Zachariah will discuss 'White Guilt' in the presence of white people, who may or may not be allowed to speak for themselves. Probably not. Unless they've been to Cambridge.
Rhianna Ilube grew up in London and moved to Berlin in January 2018. She is a freelance facilitator, curator and writer focused on technology, identity politics and activism. She has curated workshops and events on a diverse range of contemporary issues, including: community organising; artificial intelligence; virtual ‘echo-chambers’; afro-european identity; and unconscious bias in the workplace. She graduated with a Double-First class degree in Politics, Psychology and Sociology at the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Benjamin Zachariah studied history at the Presidency College, Colcatta, India and at the Trinity College, Cambridge. Benjamin Zachariah is a research fellow at the University of Trier. His focusof research is on transnational revolutionary movements, global movements of ideas, the global communist movement and on fascism.
This discussion is part of the series 'All Culture is Appropriation' by Benjamin Zachariah.
This event will be held in English.