Connecting with the Non-human
Maybe Dolphins' 'near human intelligence' is a lot better than our 'human intelligence'
-Khwabida, Week 06
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DESCRIPTION: This is a collage of thumbnails of the artistic responses that are part of this theme. Each thumbnail of the image has a background that corresponds to the week in which it was submitted. There are 12 artworks under this theme. This is the colour scheme and the total number of images for each week: Week 4,light purple: 1, Week 6,orange:5, Week 7,light yellow:1,Week 8, sea green:4, Week 9,mustard:1.
To think of animals and identity politics in the same breath appears bizarre since identity is so strongly bound with the human. Escaping dehumanization and achieving the dignity that is reserved for the human are core rationales of identity struggles. But animals nevertheless provoke unique insights into the very concept of being human and various aspects of humanness. From evoking memories to ponderings over morality and human responsibilities towards the non-human living world, animals and the metaphors they inspire can serve as valuable cruxes for reflecting on identity and prejudice.