The interaction between social groups is an area studied by social sciences, sociology in particular. However, this area is not only researched by professionals. It attracts many researchers around the world working on enhancing our knowledge about this type of interaction. Dmitrii Shabelnikov's project "In Slave's Eyes" explores this topic in a particular context. The author translates and publishes interviews, conducted between 1936-1938 among American slaves, which are now more than 80 years old. On one hand, this project allows a suppressed group of people to have a voice. On the other, it allows its audience to individually reconstruct the experience of different group interactions.
What kind of initiatives work in the same way? What is the modern outlook on the social interaction studies? What are the benefits of these studies? These and other questions will be discussed at the panel.
Dmitrii Shabelnikov – translator, author of "In Slave's Eyes" project.
Elena Filippova – head research assistant at the Institute of ethnology and anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.