On Thursday, July 11, we will be visited by Prof. Dale Knickerbocker from East Carolina University and Prof. Haris Qadeer from the University of Delhi. They’ll talk about how non-hegemonic futures are imagined by artists and writers at the boundaries of dominant culture.

Free admission and light refreshments.

The talks are hosted in association with CoFutures, University of Oslo.

Haris Qadeer: Capes, Costumes, and Crusaders – Making of Superheroes in South Asia

2–3 PM

How are iconic American superheroes adapted for the masses in South Asia? Why do "local" superheroes emerge? How do they differ from the American ones? And how do contemporary, non-hegemonic superheroes influence South Asian superhero traditions?

Dale Knickerbocker: Apocalyptic Fictions from Turn-of-the-Millenium Spain – and a Few Observations Concerning Why They Matter

3–4 PM

How does science fiction, which is based on a materialist worldview, combine with the plot, themes, and imagery of biblical apocalypse, which reflects a spiritual worldview? The presentation is based on three apocalyptic science fiction novels published in Spain between 2001 and 2005. "Apocalyptic Fictions from Turn-of-the-Millenium Spain" explains this as an attempt to understand contemporary Spanish reality and as a manifestation of unresolved historical tensions. It also discusses how these tensions are relevant to world events since 2005.  

Time: Thursday July 11 at 2–4 PM
Place: Intercultural Museum, Tøyenbekken 5
Fee: Free entrance

Address: Tøyenbekken 5
Take any subway line to Grønland

Tuesday–Sunday: 11am–4pm

Opening hours during holidays

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Intercultural Museum

The Intercultural Museum is located on the former premises of the old Grønland police station. Today, the former cells are used as unique exhibition spaces.

Through engaging exhibitions, you gain insight into current social topics, arts, and culture. Explore your own prejudices, challenge your ideas, and expand your understanding of other cultures.

Intercultural Museum