16.06.2016 - 20:00-22:00

The Knight’s Move: Avery Gordon


Our collective history is strewn with ghost stories that eventually come back to haunt us, stories that give an ominous approach to our past. This might not appear as a scientific view, yet it proves to be a very suitable way of understanding the invisible, and sometimes horrific moments in history. Ghost stories push the imagination into an abyss of previously untold possibilities.
Avery Gordon, sociologist at the University of California, explicitly uses this imaginative ‘unscientific’ approach in her work to shed light on the shadowy sides of our history. What if we treat racism, sexism, and inequality as specters from a murky past? And can we become ghost hunters to locate the role these ghosts have in the present? Which dark parts of the past haunt the city of Amsterdam today?
These are questions for The Knight’s Move with Avery Gordon on June 16th at De Nieuwe Anita. A night for a curious audience, both culturally or academically, who are willing to dredge in the deep and be drawn towards the gloom. 
Thursday 16 June 2016, 20.00-22.00 (doors open: 18.00)
Location: De Nieuw Anita, Frederik Hendrikstraat 111, Amsterdam
Language: English
Moderator: Jeroen Boomgaard
Tickets: €3.- at the door
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If you cannot make it to the talk in Amsterdam, Avery will also speak at Stroom in The Hague the day before:
Wednesday 15 June 2016, 20 – 22 hrs (doors open: 19:30 hrs)
Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1, The Hague
Language: English
Moderator: Patrick van der Hijden (Angl)
Tickets via Eventbrite or at the door: € 7,50