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Convenors: Raminder Kaur (University of Sussex), Mariagiulia Grassilli (University of Sussex)
Short abstract: We explore representations and performances against racism as ‘catalytic signifiers’ that contribute to empowering narratives and uprisings, whilst investigating the ripple effects that re-thinking and reclaiming icons - films, statues, monuments, sounds etc. - have for social change and equality.
A Global Visual Journey of Black Lives Matter 2020
Author: Mariagiulia Grassilli (University of Sussex)
The Spark that Ignites: Catalytic Signifiers for a Transformative and Performative Planetary Humanism
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Background image: “We must change the world”, Black Lives Matter protest. Photograph by Raminder Kaur.