Goethe-Institutes in Bangladesh and India are set to virtually inaugurate a 2-day international conference titled ‘M3: Man, Male, Masculine’ on Friday.
The international conference will bring together intellectual and cultural perspectives from experts and artistes from South Asia and Europe on the theme of masculinities, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh said in a press release.
M3: Man, Male, Masculine is a South-Asian regional project on the theme of Masculinities, aiming to discuss current visions of masculinity across the gender spectrum in Bangladesh and India and explore the current visions on masculinities across the gender spectrum through various discursive, cultural, and educational activities, the press release added.
The idea is to provide, through various perspectives and formats, a chance to not only develop an understanding of stereotypes and role models but also reflect on individual perceptions of masculinity.
The focuses on masculinities in general with a particular emphasis on the prevailing scenario in Bangladesh and India.
It also intends to explore the different notions of masculinity, such as how men are perceived and how masculinity is constructed in media, art, and performances, and how does all this make young humans, who identify themselves as male, feel.
From the Bangladesh frontier, Esha Aurora (Journalist, Bangladesh) and Fikri Anil Altintas (Writer & #HeForShe Catalyst, Germany) will be in conversation on 4th September at 5 pm (Bangladesh time), regarding Performing Masculinity. The interactive conversation shall encompass perspectives and contexts of gender performance; the Topic of Honor of ascribed non-white masculinity, Gender-based violence, and the concepts of Orientalism in masculinity.