Workshop with Dr. A F Mathew
The highlight of all of last week was this absolutely mind-blowing, eye opening weeklong work-shop on Media Deconstruction taken by D. A.F Mathew, Professor at IIM, Kozhikode. Dr. Mathew is an renowned sociologist and alumnus of TISS, Mumbai.
Prof. Mathew spoke about gender, caste, sexuality, religion and politics as sources of power and conflict in society. His lectures were riveting and full of examples. He showed us films, examples from television commercials, documentaries and photographs to illustrate his points. His examples often left us in tears and his incisive sense of humour left us in splits!