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.
‘We can’t breathe’ – race/mourning/digital media/utopia
Author: Ashwani Sharma (London College of Communication, University of the Arts)
Black Lives, Brilliance and Grassroots Fundraising
Author: Poppy Bennett (University of Sussex)
Awake to Racialised Truths and Resistance
Author: Molly Leeves (University of Sussex)
Progress: Artbased interventions on race, politics, gender, social commentary, and history
Author: Jeffrey Lennon
Sonic Intimacy: Reggae Sound Systems, Jungle Pirate Radio and Grime YouTube Music Videos
Author: Malcolm James (University of Sussex)
Find the papers’ abstracts here.
A live discussion with the contributors will take place on Zoom 19-28 March. Please check the full schedule of live events and links to join here.
Background image: Thousands of people protest the police killing of unarmed Black people, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, in central Philadelphia on May 30, 2020. – Photo: Joe Piette, Flickr Creative Commons