01.01 1970 → 15.09.2022 00.00-20.00

Storylab, KSCI-Fi: Anthropology and Science Fiction a lecture by Lum Çitaku

Anthropology and Science Fiction 

‘Anthropology and Science Fiction’ lecture is devised to explore the conceivably prolific interface between the two systems of thought and procedure.

Through an introduction to the historicity of the discipline, its key concepts, methods, sensible insights, and through consciousnessing on the ambition of the anthropological project and its temporal stretch, we will examine its ethnographic imagination’s vicinities and resemblances to the literary genre of sci-fi and speculative fiction.

By a shared examining of preceding seeming entanglements, the purpose of this lecture is to create space and habit for reflecting on the potentiality of this juncture, and succour the consciousness of creative story tellers in their part of projecting, manifesting, and creating conduits and versions of life now, and life to be.

More about Lum Çitaku
Lum has over 18 years of experience as a filmmaker and visual artist, working with film, new media, and anthropologically informed media creation as a creative director, researcher, producer, and lecturer in Prishtina.

He holds a Masters in Visual and Media Anthropology (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology) from Freie University in Berlin. Prior to that he has received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology – Kosovo, where he now lectures part-time. As a scholar of EU’s YCS program which supports the Government of Kosovo in building a professional, merit–based, accountable and apolitical civil service, Lum joined the Kosovo Cinematography Center in 2019, to continue his contribution in the sector now also from within the institutions. And, as of July 2021, he has been leading the institution.

Lum is currently expanding on his ‘Dialectics and Aesthetics of Creating with the Digital – An Anthropology of Interface’ – a tempo-historic phenomenology – combining multisided ethnographic research, digital sensory ethnography, and interactive film project which investigates the lives of digital creators through a shared exploration of layers of beliefs and belief systems, experiences, to then analysing with them their current relationships with their formed philosophies, day-to-day engagements and their creations.


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