What are frames of reference? What leads us to frame things the way we do? Who or what colours our view of the world, a world that we often simplify in terms of normal and abnormal?
In this Small Talk with Baldwin Van Gorp (Professor of Journalism and Communication Management at KU Leuven) we’ll broach the topic of framing. In his research, Van Gorp looks at how we determine what is problematic to us. How come some people consider migration problematic while migrating in itself is a completely normal phenomenon? In the case of mental illness, could we conceive of a third category: the extraordinary?
Everyone has their own completely unique frame of reference by which they define that which is normal. When these different frames of reference clash, it can end up in confusion and sometimes conflict. In our Small Talks we look at the rules (spoken and unspoken), values and norms that co-define normative viewpoints and actions. For this edition, we’ll zoom in on what exactly these frames of reference might be and how we can learn to really listen to each other.
Hosted by Selm Wenselaers
In collaboration w/ deBuren
Part of NORMAL SCHNORMAL, a multidisciplinary programme on normality and other deviations.