Rohit Jain is an anthropologist and anti-racism activist based at Zurich and Berne. His current work focuses on the connections between postcolonial archives, the politics of affects and the performative intervention into translocal publics. Rohit has done research and published on the entanglements of racism, humor and anti-PC in TV comedy, on transnational politics of representation among “second generations Indians” as well as on the connection between the Swiss public discourse of Bollywood, yoga and IT and postcolonial anxieties. Recently he has collaborated in artistic research projects on the “An/aesthetics of Suburbia” and on “Swiss Psychotropic Gold” (both at IFCAR Zurich) and on urban citizenship (at Shedhalle Zurich). He is co-founder of “Laugh Up. Stand Up! Antiracist Humor Festival” and of “Salon Bastarde”, a series of postmigrant happenings in Zurich.
2017 / 201709
workshop with gabriel flückiger
followed by a discussion between
Rohit Jain and knowbotiq
Gabriel Flückiger, Rohit Jain, knowbotiq (Yvonne Wilhelm & Christian Huebler)
2017 / 201705 / Vortrag
Guest lecture of the Postgraduate Programme in Curating CAS/ MAS ZHdK
Rohit Jain: How to Affect Postcolonial Public Spaces?