Hagit Keysar: Reclaiming the fly zone – Collaborative DIY-tools for spatial struggles in Israel/Palestine


This talk analyzes the political potentials of a do-it-yourself (DIY) aerial photography technique using balloons and kites, which was developed by the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab) for purposes of environmental activism.
It focuses on two case studies in Israel/Palestine that demonstrate the use of DIY aerial photography as visual testimony for articulating and asserting rights abuse in struggles over land, space and place. The distinctive politics of the DIY testimony will be presented here vis-à-vis other forms of aerial testimonies and unpacked through its particular experimental, embodied and performative qualities.
This talk argues for the exploration of and experimentation with the potentials of civic technoscience as a way of materializing counter-dominant visual practices in human-rights activism. It will expand on the use of self-built instruments in the course of fieldwork for developing a “technologically engaged ethnography” that opens opportunities for alternative forms of knowledge co-production.

Di 11.06.19 von 19:00 bis 20:30 Uhr
Aula, HBK Braunschweig


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