Seminar: "Riot Making in Makerere: Aesthetics and Policy in Media Representation of Makerere Strikes in October 2014" by Moses Serubiri

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 2:15pm

Moses Serubiri will give a Seminar titled Riot Making in Makerere: Aesthetics and Policy in Media Representation of Makerere Strikes in October 2014 on 15 July, 2015.

The essay is an analysis of representations of Makerere student strikes in the New Vision during the last week of October 2014. It considers both photographic imagery and textual reporting on the strike whose coverage lasted two weeks in the daily newspaper. He provides an analysis on how the riot is constructed by the media. The essay, also, deals with problematic definition of rioting as criminal act, as well as the punishment given for rioting. A short engagement with Uganda's police act is linked with Foucault's writing on the body of the condemened.

Serubiri Moses is an independent researcher and curator. His interests lie in coloniality, language, and politics of urban space. He is published in magazines such as Chimurenga (South Africa), Kulturaustausch (Germany), and C& - Contemporary And (Germany). He holds a Higher Diploma in Software Engineering (2013), and graduated from the 5th CCA Lagos International Art School in Dakar, Senegal. His research and curatorial projects include 'Life mu City' (2014), a research project on urban language, currently in it's 3rd volume, at the Goethe Zentrum Kampala; the biennial contemporary art festival, KLA ART - UNMAPPED (2014) looking at sociological studies on urban mapping and social classification in Ugandan cities; as a research intern for C& - Contemporary And, he explored African contemporary art on the international art scene.

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MISR Seminar Room 1
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