Seminar: Communicating

November 26th, 2020

In the seminar, the practice of communication was explored as one in flux to address some of the underlying power structures that shape communicative practices.

During The Shape of a Practice, this seminar explored the practice of communication as one in flux as means of addressing some of the underlying power structures that continue to shape communicative practices: colonial practices of information storage, algorithmic structures that favor digital storage over human memory, patriarchal conditions that make the voices of dissent invisible, militarized nation-states that censor and penalize that which is seen as threatening, and capitalistic formations that convert people into things. Borrowing from the medical genealogy of “practice,” which involves disarticulation and forensic investigation, the seminar sought to examine the practice of communication in the era of the Anthropocene.