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TOK Exhibition: Knowledge and Politics
For this exhibition I focused on the question “What role do experts play in influencing our consumption or acquisition of knowledge?” and I decided to focus my exhibition only on local examples found within Geneva. 1. The first photo is of the four main statues of the cities’ famous reformation wall depicting the four main proponents of Calvinism, that is William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza and John Knox. While this may seem to be an object more useful to understand knowledge and religion, in the context of Geneva’s history it is also quite important to the politics of the canton. Ignoring the fact that the wall has statues of other statesmen such as Oliver Cromwell and William of Orange, even the main statues were important political thinkers, such as Theodore Beza who was incredibly famous for his opposition to absolute monarchy as a form of government. As such, the reason this object belongs in the exhibition is because it shows