This special extra episode rounds out the series of Empathy When. It features a wonderful chat with Jess Korp, and her presentation of her research and study at the swimming pool this summer.
Check out the organisation Jess mentions in the show here
The random cultural tip I offer is available to listen here, My Bloody Valentine's Loveless
The protests, the pandemic, the swimming pool time-slot cards. Summer 2020 has made visible how our everyday life is marked by inequalities, limits and restrictions. The swimming pool, a place of democratic pleasure and utopian fantasy, actually excludes many people. How does swimming feel like this summer as a person of colour? The presentation by Jessica Korp reveals perspectives, contexts and stories from the experiences of people of colour in the Sommerbad Humboldthain.
Jessica Korp is interested in the postcolonial history of migration, work in late capitalism, and everyday life as a stage for social contexts. She is a student of European ethnology and an active member of Aktivistar Filmkollektiv and Sonic In(terv)entions. Korp has supervised our program this summer as a resident researcher of REALITY.