Technologies of Certain Bodies is a project that is developed in the context of the exhibition WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2018. This project is a collaboration between the Research Center for Material Culture and the Research Department of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

The symposium Declassified: How to Un/Engender the Ethnographic Object traces the (historical) construction of gender and sexuality within the collecting practices of ethnographic museums. 

The Un/Engendered lecture and workshop series invites key opinion makers, activists and cultural theorists to reflect on societal norms of gender and sexuality within our ethnographic collection.