Race has a long history as scientific concept and research topic. Such research has contributed in legitimizing slavery, colonialism, class differences, and nationalism. The heyday of scientific racism is over. However, outdated race science ideas continue to affect us, and racism still exists in our societies.
FOLK discusses several examples of contemporary genetic research and historical race science. The exhibition sheds light on the interactions between science, society, and culture, and points to the profound consequences that such research can have for society and the lives of individuals.