Un/Settled is a multimedia documentary project that explores white South Africans’ histories, privileges and reflections on identity. The project is a collaboration between photographer Sydelle Willow Smith and writer Olivia Walton. Sydelle is the concept developer and lead artistic director of the project.
Sydelle recently talked to MA student Esther V. Kraler about the impact of histories of exploitation on people’s sense of belonging, the importance of addressing probing questions and creating dialogue amongst South Africans regarding white privilege in a post-Apartheid, post-rainbow nation, post-TRC South Africa.
Check out the interview below:
To find out more about Sydelle’s work, visit her profile here.
About the author: Esther V. Kraler is an MA student in Ethnic and Migration Studies at Linköping University. She completed her BA in Transcultural Communication at the University of Vienna. With her work, Esther wants to tackle the unspoken, to shed light on how who we are and what we do is influenced by structural and personal realities and to support alternative possibilities of knowing/being/feeling in the world. She is currently an exchange student at ACMS, and is also a maHp intern.