STATELESS STUDY / methods and practices for undoing and unlearning the state
This syllabus is a proposal for imagining study as a form of sociality, as a practice for remembering, and as a method for undoing and unlearning the state. Against all the ways in which the university is mobilised as a site for building, imagining and perpetuating the myths and erasures of the new nation-state, this syllabus proposes pedagogical methods and practices to unveil and destabilise the violence of the nation-building project.
At a moment when knowledge production is increasingly surveilled; public discourse closely monitored and regulated; and national histories tightly scripted and sanctified; how can we come together to imagine histories and futures otherwise, to share the risks of remembering otherwise?
This syllabus was part of the exhibition Proposals for a Memorial to Partition, curated by Murataza Vali at Jameel Arts Center, 2022.