Agata Lisiak at conference on “Reimagining Civil Society” (Bishkek)

Faculty Agata Lisiak will present at the ‘Reimagining Civil Society’ Conference which will take place on March 24-25, 2017 at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Lisiak’s presentation, Revolution Girl Style Now? Notes on the Language of Prefigurative Politics, will be delivered in a panel on “Conflictual (Pre)figuration: Acts, Images, Visions.”


From the presentation’s abstract:

The image of woman as a symbol of revolution, regardless of whether she entices people to revolt or provokes outrage because of her suffering at the hands of the oppressive regime, functions prominently, alongside countless images depicting women’s participation in recent protests movements, as part of the visual language of revolution spoken across the globe. In this presentation I will revisit my earlier work (2014) on girlification of revolutionary imagery, in which I analyze the visual language of recent protest movements (Tahrir, Occupy Wall Street, Gezi, Maidan), and will discuss it in relation to later and ongoing protests including Black Lives Matter in the USA, Czarny Protest in Poland, as well as Rhodes Must Fall and subsequent protests in South Africa.