Friday Lecture: "Sexual violence and War, transitional trauma and construction of memory - Grandma’s Tattoos" by Suzanne Khardalian
Suzanne Khardalian is the director and producer of a new film "Grandma's Tattoos", which lifts the veil on thousands of forgotten female survivors of the Armenian Genocide, who were forced into prostitution and tattooed to distinguish them from locals.
Khardalian's work looks at sexual violence during wartime and the silent, painful legacy that endures for generations. Having previously trained and worked as a journalist, Khardalian turned her attention to film-making and has since directed over 20 internationally-screened films, including the Guldbagge-winning 'Back to Ararat'. She also holds a Masters Degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and contributes articles to various journals.
Moderator: Susanne Helgeson
About the Friday Lectures
The Friday Lectures are organized as a thematic series of five presentations throughout the academic year 2012-13 with the aim to give master students an unexpected, yet inspirational education experience.
During the autumn, we'll examine search-of-truth technologies and their impact on artists, innovators, designers and citizens. Can we trust photographs as witnesses? Could criminology be seen as an ideology? What really happened? These questions will be answered.
Arranged by Maria Lantz, President of Konstfack together with Nina Beckmann, Artistic Director of the Friday Lectures.
The Friday Lectures are open to the public.
After Lecture Get Together: Join us and the guest speaker after each lecture at Landet, located across the street from Konstfack, 16:00‒18:00.
Upcoming Friday Lecture is November 23.
Typ av händelse
Datum och tid
16 november 2012 kl 14:00 - 16:00
Plats och färdväg
Konstfack, LM Ericssons väg 14, 126 27 Stockholm (Se karta)
Färdväg: Tunnelbana eller buss till Telefonplan.