To Forge Or Not to Forge

To Forge Or Not to Forge
Name To Forge Or Not to Forge
Location Het Wilde Weg
Date 2024/07/20
Time 10:00-13:00
PeopleOrganisations Maisa Imamović
Type HDSC2024
Web Yes
Print No

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Imagine you are a US immigrant applying for an O-1B Visa – i.e. a short-term U.S. work visa available to people with job offers to do outstanding work in the sciences, arts, athletics, education, or business. You are required to provide evidence to the state that you, the applicant: “have achieved national or international recognition for achievements evidenced by critical reviews or other published materials by or about the person in major newspapers, trade journals, magazines, or other publications.” Your work is outstanding, no doubt, but you have little evidence to prove that that's the case. And so the question arises — To Forge Or Not To Forge?

In this 2.5 hour workshop led by cyberfeminist coder, theorist and researcher Maisa Imamović, with support from the artist Maya Man, you will make forgeries of web pages from your favorite publishing platforms. The workshop will help you prepare illegal evidence for your application, reflect on your privilege, and think about contemporary forms of urgent publishing.

Maisa Imamović is web developer/researcher and experimental educator.