Convenors: Felicia Hughes-Freeland (SOAS), Cathy Greenhalgh
Short abstract: This panel invites visual anthropological responses to masking in the ethnography of Covid-19. Themes include aesthetics; the craft of face covering; political and medical discourses; surveillance and control; protest and resistance; risk management; advertising imagery; ecological impacts.
Collage and Mask: crisis aesthetics of the pandemic
Author: Cathy Greenhalgh, Lucietta Williams (University of the West of England)
Masked I Go Forward: Exploring the Impact of Covid-19 Through the Collage and Photo-Essay
Author: Laura Bergin (University of Oxford)
Faces of the Mask: Indian artisans response to the pandemic
Authors: Nina Sabnani (IIT Bombay), Lokesh Ghai
Mask as and against ‘the matter out of place’
Author: Gitika Saksena (SOAS University of London), Abhishek Mohanty (SOAS)
Find the papers’ abstracts here.
A live discussion with the contributors will take place on Zoom 19-28 March. Please check the full schedule of live events and links to join here.