Teri Szűcs is a researcher and writer from Hungary. Szűcs originally specialized in the fields of Holocaust Studies and Hungarian Romani literature. Over the past half-decade she has been involved in dementia home care. She has started writing her autobiographical series titled “My Memory Returned to Me” to collect and recount the experiences and adventures of caring for her mother. “My Memory Returned to Me” is a multilingual writing project that aims to describe the caring relationship as a joint endeavour to remember, to learn and to change. It involves diasporic positions and identites – also as a manifestation of how the caring relationship rearranges fixed positionalities. Szűcs has also started her theoretical inquiry into the multiple functions of art in the context of dementia care. She is interested in the queering aspect of the intimacy of care, that is, in its potential to deconstruct normative relations and redefine affinities. Szűcs's inquiry also encompasses the political aspects of care and gives an account of its crisis from an Eastern European queer feminist point of view.
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Ann Therese Lotherington: Professor in social sciences researching how to promote interaction and integration in society without standardizing ways of living.
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