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#Coding Resistance

Make Time to Take Time

October 30, 2021 | 4 pm CEST | with Morehshin Allahyari, activist, artist, writer, and educator


Make Time to Take Time
Material Speculation - Lamassu (Artwork by Morehshin Allahyari)

Since 2016, Morehshin Allahyari has advanced the concept of digital colonialism to characterize the tendency for information technologies to be deployed in ways that reproduce colonial power relations. In her recent research, the artist has specifically focused on these colonial powers in relation to technologies such as 3D printers and 3D scanners, and their use or misuse in the construction of endangered or lost artifacts and the cultural heritage of the Middle East. In this talk, Morehshin Allahyari uses research-based art practice as a point of origin to delve into topics such as re-figuring, fabulation, digital colonialism, archiving and slowness with time.

Morehshin Allahyari (she/her) is an artist, activist, writer, and educator. She was born and raised in Iran, and moved to the U.S.A. in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She considers technology to be a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects, and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives and struggles in the 21st century. Morehshin is the co-author of The 3D Additivist Cookbook in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke.


This lecture is part of the Coding Resistance lecture series:

September 24, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Outing and Outsmarting Discriminating Algorithms
with Nakeema Stefflbauer

October 01, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Back to the Future of the African Village
with Minna Salami

October 08, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Gender and Technology Beyond W.E.I.R.D.
with Maryam Mustafa

October 15, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Glimmering Opacities: From Queering The Map to QT.bot
with Lucas LaRochelle

October 22, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Emancipation Through the Virtual
with Iyo Bisseck

October 30, 2021 | 4 pm CEST
Make Time to Take Time
with Morehshin Allahyari

November 05, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Interdependence as a Political Technology
with Aimi Hamraie

November 12, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Digital Colonialism and Palestinian Resistance
with Marwa Fatafta

November 19, 2021 | 6 pm CEST
Towards Justice, Equity and Accountability in AI
with Timnit Gebru