Please note that this event has been rescheduled to Thursday 27th of October.
How should cultural institutions like museums, galleries, and libraries treat material that is culturally toxic but socially significant? When freedom of speech clashes with hatred, who decides the boundaries of censorship? Does restricting access to extremist material defuse its explosive messaging, or spark curiosity amongst those most vulnerable to radicalization? What are the legal and ethical obligations of ISPs, search engines, and national media when it comes to providing access to and contextualizing extremist media?
Join us as experts debate the different approaches to extremist material taken by museums, search engines, religions, academia, counter-extremist researchers and more.
Focusing on specific examples, including Dabiq, we will debate what role cultural institutions can play in countering terrorist messaging by engaging with the message itself, or when, legally and culturally, the material is simply too toxic. Panelists include:
- Maura Conway - Professor of Law & Government at Dublin City University andVOX POL
- Kuba Kocinski - Trust & Safety EMEA Manager at Google
- Umar Al-Qadri - Head-Imam of Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland
- Roja Fazaeli - Assistant Professor of Islamic Civilization(s), TCD
- Neville Cox - Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Law, TCD
This event will take place in the lead up to DESIGN AND VIOLENCE, a co-production of MoMA and Science Gallery Dublin launching on October 14th, 2016.
- The Perfect Children of ISIS: Lessons From Dabiq
- The Giftschrank - 99% Invisible
- Burka Avenger