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.
Indigenous solidarity, discourse, and activism with Black Lives Matter
Author: Sonia Chinn (The Village School)
African Migrant Struggles In Italy: The Narrative Behind Jallow’s Arrest
Author: Emilia Melossi (University of Sussex)
For subversive political aesthetics: mestizo performances challenging monuments of whiteness in Santiago’s urban space
Author: Olivia Casagrande (University of Manchester), Claudio Alvarado Lincopi (Universidad Católica de Chile)
Moi, un Noir: Affirmation of, or antagonism against coloniality?
Author: Sol Carroll (University of Sussex)
Interrogating “Diversity” Through Collaborative Film in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Berlin - Contesting White Supremacy
Author: Damani Partridge (University of Michigan)
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: Film still from AfriCompleXCities by Fatou-Seydi Sarr. Image by Damani Partridge.