Trigger Warnings In Australian Cultural Institutions
Originally, trigger warnings were meant to notify an audience of potentially distressing material to minimise any risk of re-traumatising the viewer. The term has very quickly taken on an unfortunate connotation in popular culture as a broad censorship device used to prevent productive dialogue and debate.
On this episode of Glam City, Tamson (@cap_and_gown) discusses trigger warnings in our cultural institutions with Breann Fallon(@Bre_Fallon), Holocaust Educator at the Sydney Jewish Museum.
- American Association of University Professors Statement on Trigger Warning
- Michelle Bently’s definition in Scenes of a disturbing nature:Trigger Warnings
- The Unseen Untold exhibition is on at The Sydney Jewish Museum until October
- Reigning Men exhibition at The Powerhouse Museum until October
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Photo: Central foyer at the Sydney Jewish Museum