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Body & Gender

4 MAR 2016
19:00
Upper Stage
Greek and foreign artists, writers and researchers discuss why gender has become yet again an area of confrontation, inspiration and struggle.
Free admission
 
How are gendered bodies redefined today? How do we ‘reconstruct’ gender and through this process give rise to new issues of identity? What is the contribution of movements today for gender identity and sexuality?

Greek and foreign artists, writers and researchers discuss why gender has become yet again an area of confrontation, inspiration and struggle in the context of the body – its centre, limits and transgression.

Sofia Apostolidou: Ph.D. candidate in Cultural and Gender Studies, University of Amsterdam
Panagiotis Evangelidis: Author, director
Alexandra Halkias: Professor of Sociology, Panteion University
Hector Kollias: Lecturer in French, King's College London
Dimitris Papanikolaou: Associate Professor of Modern Greek Studies, University of Oxford

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TALKS CYCLE: BODY
Focusing on the body, the discussion ‘Body and Public Space’ is part of a cycle of talks for Season 2015-16 at the Onassis Cultural Centre.  
The body has never ceased to be a point of attention, at the core of human existence, communication, artistic expression, philosophical thinking, scientific explorations, and pedagogical practice. It has been an area of control and a goal of self-determination, a nexus of limits and a means of transgressing them, under the constant peril of decay, though always able to develop new potential. In a multicultural world with a multitude of perspectives and means of communication, where everything is changing at great speed, the body is the one thing that seems to remain stable and unchanging. But is this really the case? In recent years a dynamic interdisciplinary discourse on the body has emerged internationally. It shows how our relation to the body has also changed, and that the questions continuously posed demand new concepts, approaches and ideas.

Planning – Concept: Afroditi Panagiotakou, Elisavet Pantazi, Pasqua Vorgia
Curated by - Coordination: Dimitris Papanikolaou

UPCOMING EVENT
Body, death and resurrection (in the context of the Hypnos Project)

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Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.

The "Talks & Thoughts" events are also live streamed on sgt.gr.
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