Narrative in the news and media is pervasive, yet hidden from view. What we receive is a spectacle of information purporting to be an exact representation of events as they happened. In the representation of the war in Syria explicit storytelling and historical narrative are almost completely absent. As a result, we have almost no idea how to relate the crisis to our own lives, no understanding of the conditions which produced the crisis, and consequently, no idea how it can be resolved.
To accompany this, New European CHARLIE CLEMOES will narrate another “long history” of the Syrian conflict, with specific emphasis on the shared provenance of neo-conservative
American foreign policy and the Kurdish experiment in democratic confederalism in Northern Syria.
The talk will start at 8 PM and has free entrance.
Before and after drinks will be served from the ocean view of the Mediamatic bar.