Christoph Bareither’s recent publication “Doing Emotion through Digital Media” discusses the taking of selfies at the “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” in Berlin. It engages in a discussion of practice and affordance theories as well as ethnographic approaches to the study of emotions. Published openly accessible in Ethnologia Europaea, you can read it here.
‘Refugees Welcome? Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany’, the newly released book by Jan-Jonathan Bock and Sharon Macdonald, examines the responses and implications of what was widely seen as the most significant and contested social change since German reunification in 1990. Find more info here.
After two years of fieldwork with the district gallery of Berlin-Wedding, Jonas Tinius has written up his notes for the catalogue on their successive two-year programmes. The book will be launched on 29 May in the gallery. “Fieldnotes”, in: Post-Otherness Wedding / Unsustainable Privileges. Galerie Wedding – Space for Contemporary Art Berlin, edited by Solvej Helweg Ovesen and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. Bielefeld/New York: Kerber.
Sharon Macdonald reflects on what museums (should) keep for the future
During this semester’s Museum Lab we are going to explore the peripheries of museums. We will be continuing our practice of joint exhibition visits and reflections, and invite people who wish to present parts of their research to a professional audience. The Museumslabor is open to researchers, practicioners and those working in the intersection of theory and practice. Feel free to join!