ASS Extended: Health, Body, and Consumption,
29th – 30th of March 2013,
[A]Infoshop, Metelkova Mesto, Ljubljana
In our globalized societies there are coexisting different medical systems and other knowledge about health that on one hand compete for their believers and on the other influence each other and due to on-going syncretism and hybridization we are faced with more and more methods and techniques of taking care for our health and body. This is not only changing the conceptions of health and disease and the perceptions of our bodies but it also influences our daily lifestyles. On every step we hear about “healthy life style” and “healthy body” – and about the ways to achieve them: which physical activities to pursue, what kind of food to eat, and which philosophy to follow. What is often forgotten in this context is that all theories and practices concerning care for our health and body are deeply embedded in economic and political spheres. A believer is at the same time a consumer and the experts’ advices are at the same timemarketing.
The goal of ASS Extended is to share and confront different critical views on this complex system, to explore it from different angles, to teach and learn about different segments and aspects of it through paper presentations, workshops, round tables, films, and discussions.
The 1st day will be dedicated to buying, eating, wearing, doing consumerism, and global change. We will be hearing about various new trends regarding healthy way of life and healthy or acceptable appearance and think about their position in consumerist society. We will discuss about the changing world and where do these trends lead us. The day will be closed by two episodes of a TV show, dealing with eating and food.
The 2nd panel will focus on medicine. We will learn about how certain (marginal) social groups experience growing pharmaceutical market and we will expose some paradoxes of the meaning of “health” and “healthy” .
In the 3rd panel we will focus on representations of bodies and look beyond contemporary photography and visual material of humanitarian organizations. In the round table, we will critically discuss about marketization of the welfare state and privatization of welfare services. For afternoon relaxation, we will play a rhizomatic network game which will be followed by two documentaries about the perception of our genitals and a closing discussion.
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We look forward to seeing you on ASS Extended in [A]Infoshop!
ASS Extended: Health, Body, and Consumption
Ljubljana, 29/3 – 30/3/2013
Ljubljana, 29/3 – 30/3/2013
Philippe C. Focsaneanu
Promoting a False Prophet
Consumerism Society where Miracles are Possible, Buy Your Perfect and Universally Acceptable Look
Interaction of One's Body Perception and Clothing
Katarzyna Ewa Król
Protecting Power of Women Hands: Case Study of Homemade Cakes
Lucas de Souza Martins
The Emergence of Yoga in Football and Its Contribution to Global Change
The e-cigarette – a “Healthier” Technology of Smoking?
Ana Chushkova and
Round Table: The World is Changing
Workshop : Cargo Cycles and the Specific Case of the Cargo Cycle Collective in Vienna
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! – Eat This! (discussion led by Focsaneanu C. Philippe)
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! – Organic Food (discussion led by Florin Slabu)
Panel 2: Medicine Here, Medicine There, Medicine Everywhere!
Pink Pill – a Solution for All His Problems: Medicalization of Female Sexuality
Katerina Vidner Ferkov
Pharmacolonization of the Underprivileged
Discovering Healthy Diseases?
The Usage of Visual Material in Humanitarian Organisations
Representations of the Suffering Body in Contemporary Photography: The Aesthetics of Pain
Round Table: Does the Marketization of the Welfare State and Privatisation of Welfare Services Impact upon Everyday Health and Social Care Service Provision for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (ID)?
Fringe event: B.Y.O.B. – A Rhizomatic Network Game
The Perfect Vagina
My Penis and I