From the twitter-nazis in the fall to the shooting on UNCC campus last Tuesday, I have questioned how horrible things keep happening.
Why do we never learn?
The background image serves as my artifact. It shows the people above me and it caused me to wonder if my view of them actually matches who they are and vis-versa. What are the types of glass*** in history that cause this disconnect?
I begin with defining Humanities (what we study and the course in which we study) and revolution. I test if the Humanities course lives up to my definition and what needs to be fixed. For defining revolution, I use my wanting to have a foot in every discipline. I am majoring in the sciences and social sciences and I will be a Humanities Fellow in Spring 2020. I believe to gain the Truth, it must be looked at with all disciplines and walks of life. I deconstruct the word revolution and analyze how they connect the sciences and humanities.
Then I explore human interaction and the act of “othering” through poetry, book-making, and music. By erasing the humanity of people, we set up the foundation for revolutions. In the world today, we set people apart from us with what I would call glass walls. I strive to provide the ability for you to identify the glass walls and the tools to knock them down. I look at how an individual can accept cultures that are different from their own. Next, I use my experience as a TCK (if you want to know what this is, keep reading) to show the ways I have humanized myself and in turn, how you can humanize me without owning me.
Lastly, I sum up my theories and growth in two writing assignments. One where I use Jacques Derrida to engage in conversation with Paul Celan. And the other where I show how the oppression and demonization of women were cemented by the male/female color differentiation in Ancient Greek art.
In conclusion, we never learn because of how we have been taught to learn. I challenge this Humanities course to go through a revolution in order to start a revolution to break the glass that divides us.
***glass is repeated throughout my portfolio at the points of exclusion and disconnect.
Please follow the directions of which page to click on, at the end then you may click back to anything else.
START: This will direct you to the different definitions of revolution, humanities, and Humanities.
ALL OF THE PHOTOS AND DOCUMENTS ARE PROPERTY OF LOUISA BARTKOVICH.