Exhibition "Asian Youth in Public Spaces"

Du 25/05 au 15/06/2021

with Van Ming Nguyen (ULB, EASt/LAMC); Lisa Richaud (ULB, EASt/LAMC); Pierre Petit (ULB, EASt/LAMC); Mikaëla Le Meur (Aix-Marseille Université); Nathanel Amar (CEFC Taipei); Laura Vermeeren (University of Amsterdam); Marie Bellot; Eric Florence (ULg); Hua Bin (ULB, EASt); Nolwenn Salmon (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3)

Images are not merely a research tool for ethnographers. Visuality has come to play a significant part in the everyday lives of our interlocutors. On the one hand, through the performance and display of self and collective identities, youths convey their agency, be it in virtual or physical space. On the other hand, visibility may put one at risk in more authoritarian contexts. In this sense, the selection in this exhibition also reflect the researchers’ responsibility towards those they work with. This reminds us that behind the taxonomies assigned through scholarly work (“Asian youth”) are flesh-and-blood, singular individuals embedded in complex webs of social relations.

From Tuesday 25th May to Tuesday 15th June 2021, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Main Hall - H Building
Solboch Campus
Université libre de Bruxelles
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1000 Bruxelles

Contact: east@ulb.ac.be