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TALK:  Discourses of protest against facial recognition

We invite you to attend this talk by Dr. Baal Delupi, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Turin (FACETS_ERC Project), Visiting Scholar and member of the Research Group in Discourse and Social Protest (GIDYP) of the Centre of Discourse Studies.

Date and Time:

29 February 2024

6pm-7:30pm (CET/UCT+1 Time Zone)


In-person event at the Centre of Discourse Studies (Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7, entresuelo 6, 08001 Barcelona) with option of attending online (Zoom)

Language: Spanish

Registration form:

This is a free event, but registration is required and spaces are limited.

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Talk description:


Facial recognition technology has allowed governments and private companies to have control of millions of faces in different countries around the world. This is dangerous because it threatens the privacy of citizens, which is why activist groups protest day after day in opposition to this form of surveillance using different technological and aesthetic resources. This talk will focus on the analysis of different discourses of protest against facial recognition: from the hairstyles and makeup of the artist Adam Harvey, through the performative actions of concealment in Hong Kong, to the feminist hoods of the Chilean social outburst of 2019, interventions that expose the configuration of political meanings that have had resonance in the social discourse of recent years.

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