Workshop "Emotions in Movements" at Hebbel am Ufer
On 02.07.2023 Débora Medeiros will talk together with Véronica Gago and Jule Govrin about the role of affects and emotions in emancipatory movements. The discussion will take place in the context of the conference "Beyond Equality: Feminisms Reclaiming Life" at HAU Berlin.
News from Jun 27, 2023
"What role play affects and emotions in mass mobilization? Under which conditions does their politicization become emancipatory, and under what conditions are they authoritarian? Mass protests ignite with affective impulses: The shared experience of violence and oppression becomes a key promoter for emancipatory movements when suffering and fear are turning into rage. Organizing rage over structural violence repeatedly finds expression in queer-feminist and decolonial mass protests on the one hand. On the other hand, emotions are regressively transformed into resentment and hatred against marginalized groups under right-wing populists and authoritarianism. This workshop aims to understand the role of emotions in mass mobilization from a feminist-activist and socio-psychological perspective." (HAU)