Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Cultural Threads Symposium

Following on from the great success of our November Clothes, Cloth and Culture Group focusing on the new publication Cultural Threads we’re pleased to share details of the official book launch at Central Saint Martins on Saturday the 7th of February.

07 Feb 2015

11:00 to 16:30

A day-long symposium about contemporary textile practices and multiple cultural influences to mark the launch of Cultural Threads (Bloomsbury: 2015).

Speakers include: Christine Checinska, Godfried Donkor, Françoisé Dupre, Jessica Hemmings, Toril Johannessen, Jasleen Kaur, Sarat Maharaj and Sarah Rhodes.

The event is free and open to the public although it is essential that bookings are made in advance:

The book features a chapter from Christine Checinska, currently Library Animateur at the Stuart Hall Library. Recordings of our November event can be found here

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

January Research Network Meeting Audio Recordings

See the bottom of this post to listen to the fascinating and thought-provoking presentations at our research network meeting last week. The speakers were:

Onyeka Igwe and J.D. Stokely: Memory, Representation & the Archive: The Use of Autoethnography in Performance and Film.

Kabe Wilson: The Intersectionality of Football Terrace Hate Speech

Onyeka Igwe: still from her film 'We need new names'
Onyeka Igwe and J.D. Stokely "Our work is interested in the idea of using archived materials to create a "necessary fiction" that explores the complexities of our ancestral histories. How can we as artists challenge the western simplification and belittling of black history through auto-ethnographic practices?

J.D. Stokley: performative lecture 'Reparations'
Kabe Wilson: The intersectionality of foootball terrace hate speech
Kabe Wilson "Through the lens of Stuart Hall's theory of 'inferential' racism, I will unpick the ways in which the complexity of intersectional hate speech means that the essentialist narratives of media and legal assessment remain inadequate tools for responding to it."

Read more about their ideas on the Library webpage