How come that surfculture is so white? #surfing #surfculture #whiteness
— Colonial Surfer (@Colonial_Surfer) November 28, 2013
Colonial Surfer - The ReSearch is a project about the contemporary globalized world and power structures within the surf industry and its realm. Surfing is not just a sport but also culture, producer and distributor. In current discussions you hear about the post-colonial but the situation today is better described as neo-colonial. Surfers do travel a lot and sometimes to places unknown to other tourists. The way surfers behave and represent themselves in the adventures search of perfect waves has a lot in common with ancient colonizers and their roles. To surf maintain and conserve already existing structures. History.
Editor: Kristoffer Svenberg
Friday, November 29, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
- Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because its not a problem to you personally.
- A prerequisite to fight for a group / minority you do not belong to is understanding how your own privileges works.
- The attractive parts of surfing is not wrong. Problems are present in dominance by naturalization, thinking about yourself as pure & neutral.