"Destroy My Face”
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In our new weekly column “On Topic” we highlight news items, interviews, online programmes, exhibitions and more related to a past IMPAKT Event, Channel Programme or Web Project to show you more of our extensive archive.
This week, let’s talk about Cancel Culture:
Humans Medialogica: “Destroy My Face”
We would recommend the newest episode of Humans Medialogica on NPO 2: “Destroy My Face” is all about cancel-culture. The removal of the artwork Destroy My Face by Erik Kessels at BredaPhoto is cited as the Dutch example of cancel-culture. Re-watch the episode here
Ayishat Akanbi: The Problem with Cancel Culture
“We undermine how easy it is for us to become the people that we dislike” Ayishat Akanbi on the problem with cancel culture. In this full 56 min interview, Akanbi talks about Cancel Culture, Wokeness, Privilege, Freedom of Speech, Social Media & The Internet.
IMPAKT at Ars Electronica Festival: Radicalization by Design
If you want to dig (even more) deeper into the ways in which cancel-culture and deplatforming are influencing our media and society: check out the IMPAKT live panel we did at Ars Electronica discussing these issues with Sahana Udupa ( (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Bharath Ganesh (University of Groningen), Richard Rogers (University of Amsterdam / Universiteit van Amsterdam), moderated by Marc Tuters (University of Amsterdam (UvA)).
The panel addresses cancel-culture specifically from around 01:08:00 in the video registration.