Multi-Issue Lives – Intersectionality and the Music Industry
Fri 23 04, 14:00
"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives," wrote US writer and activist Audre Lorde in 1982. A few years later, lawyer Kimberlé Crenshaw used the term "intersectionality" for the first time. It describes the intersection of different forms of discrimination in one person. For example, racism and sexism do not simply add up, but lead to independent experiences of discrimination.
Common music industry practices also bring to light different types of discrimination - unfortunately, little has changed in this regard even one year after Hanau and Black Lives Matter. What place does intersectionality have in pop culture anyway? Whose body, whose voice and whose history can be represented in pop music? What injustices exist in the music industry system? And how can underrepresented artists and actors be given more attention?
This Talk will be held in German, is part of the second VUT Indie Days Köln and is presented by VUT Music Industry Women.