Tuesday, June 05, 2012

PHOTOGRAPHY: Svaneti: From Tradition to Modernity. By by Temo Bardzimashvili

Georgian photographer Temo Bardzimashvili will present new works in an exhibtion at the Collaborative Reserach Centre »Representations« at Humboldt University, Berlin. 

Svaneti: Meeting with the Spirits 
Svaneti: Gold River

Date: June 7th, 2012, 8 p.m.
Venue: Collaborative Research Centre »Representations«
Mohrenstraße 40-41
10117 Berlin

On the second day every family should slaughter a pig for a feast table. 
The Collaborative Research Centre »Representations« brings together around fifty professors, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students. It consists of fifteen subprojects. Six working groups promote interdisciplinary academic discussions on subjects such as violence, identity, law, knowledge, visual representation, and space.

The centre’s researchers are working in the fields of history, anthropology, social science, and art history. They are interested in how representations create social orders, and how social orders in turn give rise to representations. They analyse situations of crisis and upheaval by means of intertemporal and intercultural comparisons.

The centre combines a great variety of regional expertise. Researchers work on societies in Europe, Africa, Eastern Europe, Central and Southeast Asia. The centre cooperates with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin University of the Arts and Zentrum Moderner Orient. It is funded by the German Research Foundation.

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