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How (Not) to Report About Africa and Asia

March 2, 2024 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

K24, Seminar Room 11

Bard College Berlin

On March 2, from 2-5pm, the BCB chapter of the Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network (EHCN) will host a workshop in K24 titled How (Not) to Report About Africa and Asia led by Dominique Haensell and Charlotte Ming.

As racist biases and colonial tropes about non-western countries and communities continue to persist in everyday media coverage across the global north, this workshop offers an opportunity to identify and dissect clichés and stereotypical narratives and examine the concept of “journalistic neutrality.” Through collective critique and creative reimagining participants will engage in a hands-on experience to develop more inclusive narratives and images. Working with examples from major English and German print media, the workshop aims to empower participants from diverse backgrounds to understand media stereotypes and play an active role in reshaping media discourse and promoting responsible representation.

Important note: Registration is required for this event. The number of participants is limited so please apply at your earliest convenience (latest by the 22nd of February) using this Google Form.
You will be notified if you have been accepted and receive further instructions for preparation by the 24th of February.

Dominique Haensell is a Berlin-based writer, translator, and editor. Born in the UK and raised in Germany, she studied English Philology, Comp Lit, and Critical Theory at the FU Berlin and King’s College London. In 2019, she completed a PhD at the JFKI’s Graduate School of North American Studies and her award-winning monograph Making Black History: Diasporic Fiction in the Moment of Afropolitanism was published in 2021. Dominique is co-editor-in-chief of Germany’s foremost feminist magazine, Missy (on sabbatical), and is currently working on a hybrid memoir about Afro-German identity, British colonialism, and her family’s relationship to German colonial Africa (The White Rasta, forthcoming with Luchterhand). She has been on the jury of various literary awards, regularly moderates literary panels, and is a member of different research groups such as Women of Color Resist and the African Atlantic Research Group (AARG).

Charlotte Ming is a journalist and visual editor based in Berlin. Her work focuses on underreported and nuanced stories on the themes of culture, history, and migration. She has been published in TIME, National Geographic, die Taz, and Atlas Obscura, among others. She is a recipient of the Robert Bosch Crossing Borders grant and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund for her research and writing on the legacy of German colonialism in China. Ming is a co-founder of Far & Near, a newsletter highlighting human-centric coverage of China by Chinese visual journalists and artists. Before moving to Berlin, she worked as a journalist and photo editor at TIME and Getty Images in New York. In 2023, she completed the Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and graduated from Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism with a Master of Science in 2014.

For more information, e-mail a.lisiak@berlin.bard.edu.