The Digital Intimacy, Gender, and Sexuality Lab (DIGS) is happy to present Black Feminist Approaches to Digital Experiences, Archiving, and Opacity, a guest lecture by Dr. Francesca Sobande.
How are Black feminist approaches to digital experiences and archiving practices shaping Black history and futures? How do these archival approaches enable Black feminists to play with forms of opacity in ways that subvert the gaze of institutions? Can Black feminist digital archiving efforts result in a redefinition of what it means to archive? Focusing on aspects of Black feminist digital archiving experiences, and research on Black Scottish history, this session considers the role and pursuit of forms of opacity as part of such efforts. Moving beyond a focus on questions of visibility and publicness, this session involves an emphasis on elements of the interiority of Black feminist digital archiving work, including the generative nature of refusing demands of “transparency”.
This online guest lecture is open to all interested students and scholars. Advance registration is required at this link. Please use your institutional email address to register if possible.
Dr. Francesca Sobande is a senior lecturer, researcher, and writer who explores the power and politics of media and the marketplace. Her work focuses on digital remix culture, Black diaspora and archives, feminism, creative work, pop culture, branding and crises, and devolved nations.