This lecture is part of our three-day conference, Narrating Cold Wars.
Naeem Mohaiemen imagines rhizomatic families, malleable borders, and socialist utopias– beginning from postcolonial markers and then radiating outward to unlikely transnational alliances. In spite of underscoring a tendency toward misrecognition of allies, the hope of a future global left, against current categories of race, religion and nation, drives the work. He is author of Prisoners of Shothik Itihash (Kunsthalle Basel, 2014); editor of Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism (Drishtipat, 2010); and co-editor w/ Lorenzo Fusi of System Error: War is a Force that Gives us Meaning (Sylvana, 2007). He is Associate Professor of Visual Arts & Concentration Head of Photography at Columbia University, New York.
Image: Taslima Akhter, @Coffeegraphy, Dhaka.
Chaired by Noit Banai, Hong Kong Baptist University