Fossil Futures: Decolonizing Dinosaur Science

Friday, March 10, 1:15 pm

280 Park Hall, North Campus


The Techne Institute is happy to announce a symposium featuring our upcoming artists in residence. Nora Al-Badri and Jan Nelles will be hosting Fossil Futures: Decolonizing Dinosaur Science in conversation with guests Denny Gayton and WJT Mitchell. The event is free and open to the public.

More about this project: With regard to the notion of belonging and possession of material objects of other cultures, the artists intention is to make cultural objects publicly accessible and to promote a contemporary and critical approach on how the “Global North” deals with heritage and the representation of “the Other”. The work also questions originality and singularity of those diasporic objects: “We should tell stories of entanglement and Nefertiti is a great case to start with to tell stories from very different angles and to see how they intertwine.”