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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.
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Background image: Film still from AfriCompleXCities by Fatou-Seydi Sarr. Image by Damani Partridge.