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Apr 20, 2021 - Julia Albrecht

Science allows me to research complex topics and process them through my artistic body of work and sensitise a broader mass to their problem, far outside the usual experts. At the end of each series, my questions will not be resolved. Other projects will come, and I will dig deeper into the matter. What does freedom look like? Does there have to be freedom? I see it as my task to draw attention to social, societal, and political problems and to contribute to solving them. I am by no means a psychologist, but I can use psychological studies to transform my work into something more significant than only with my experiences. This way, I can provide experience and emotions to statistics. It might sound ambitious, but I see this as my responsibility for the future.

Through my current studies at the Royal College of Art in London, I am trying to find a way to link my research base on depression with the gender data gap. In my opinion, the book “Invisible Women” by Caroline Criado Perez offers the perfect impetus to get this discourse rolling. Especially since many of the problems she addressed overlap with Teuber’s factors.

I always find it interesting when points from theory appear in my daily life. Be it living together in my family, another social environment, or autobiographies by women authors I admire.

I want to end this week with a selection of my favourite authors who are worth looking up:

Ingeborg Bachmann: Malina (all time favorit)

Maggie Nelson: The Argonauts

Olga Tokarczuk: Flights

Paul B. Preciado: Testo Junkie

Olivia Laing: The lonely City