Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Library closure week 1-5 September

A reminder that the library will be closed next week, from the 1st to the 5th of September, for our annual stock take and housekeeping. We will reopen on Tuesday the 9th of September.

Closure week image

You can still contact us during the closure period on 020 7749 1255 or email library (at) iniva (dot) org

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Stuart Hall Library Research Network Meeting
Thursday 18 September 2014 6:30pm. Free event.

Taey Iohe 'Restless 2 ', 2013                                                    Isabel Pinto, 2014

Eventbrite - SHL Research Network September

Join us for an evening of presentations followed by informal discussion and the opportunity to socialise over refreshments.

Artist and writer Dr. Taey Iohe will present her artwork and research around 'Sleep, Space and Motion'. She will show work from 'Flux of Sleepings'  a photographic series, video installation and performance project about the spatiality of sleep.

Dr. Isabel Pinto will present on 'Eighteenth-century censorship: the historical dynamics between cultural identity and imagined communities'. European censorship at this time not only relied on educational, moral and religious grounds, but also pursued the edification of a unique cultural identity

Stuart Hall Library, Iniva
1 Rivington Place
EC2A 3BA London

Clothes, Cloth & Culture Group
Call for presenters

Iniva, Rivington Place,
London EC2A 3BA

The Clothes, Cloth & Culture Group is a monthly forum for creative practitioners and thinkers across the spectrum of artists, designers, curators, writers and activists working with cloth. Setting cloth into the wider contexts of material and visual culture, the Clothes, Cloth & Culture Group provides a space for conversations about the politics of cloth from a distinctively cross-cultural viewpoint. We are looking for exciting and engaging ways of uncovering your research. This might include individual presentations, presentations in pairs, in conversation/dialogue, or presenting a group project.

The meetings will take place in the Stuart Hall Library from 6.30 -9.00pm. Each presentation will be 20 minutes long (2 presenters per session). Suggested themes include;

-cultural translation and difference
-post-coloniality and globalisation
-movement and migration
-Diaspora; social and cultural perspectives
-cultural, racial and gendered identities
-social action and ethical concerns

We welcome contributions on these and other under-represented views and issues within textile cultures and fashion theory. If you are interested in presenting at a future Clothes, Cloth & Culture session, please send a 200 word proposal outlining your topic to the Library Manager.

All contributors will also be invited to contribute a reflection on a cloth based object, image or text that is both meaningful at a personal level and responds to the core themes of the group. These conversations or ‘textile narratives’ will be disseminated via the Iniva website. Where possible artefacts will be displayed in the library vitrines, alongside accompanying texts.

Co-convened by Dr. Christine Checinska, Iniva's second Stuart Hall Library Animateur.

More information                 Library@iniva.org

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Stuart Hall Library
Closed week : call for volunteers

1 - 5 September 2014

One for your diary- the library will be closed to users for a week to enable us to carry out essential housekeeping, from 1-5 September 2014.

We are calling for volunteers to help us with stock-taking and other library-related tasks during the week.

If you are interested in volunteering, there is more information on our webpage.