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Talk with Travis Alabanza 18th Feb 2020

  Travis Alabanza is a writer, theatre maker and performer who for the last four years has been creating performance, writing to archive the existence and experiences of gender non conforming people of colour. Their work has been is several publications such as the Guardian, BBC, Dazed, ID, as well as performing in venues such…

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“Residents’ Committees as Regulatory Intermediaries: From Compliance to Participation in Shanghai’s Recycling Regulations

SET Seminar Series Thursday 6 February 2020 “Residents’ Committees as Regulatory Intermediaries: From Compliance to Participation in Shanghai’s Recycling Regulations Abstract:This paper explores the role of Shanghai’s residents’ committees (RCs) in the city’s new recycling regulations, operating at the street level between the Chinese government, who set rules on recycling, and the city’s residents, who…

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Knowledge Exchange Event: Sounds to Keep

SECP Knowledge Exchange Event: Sounds to Keep Piloting sound activities for community engagement & research Thursday 26th March 2020, 9.30-12.15pm @ room M2 Grand Parade   The Sounds to Keep project delivered soundwalks and a sound foraging workshop to engage local residents in the sound collections held at The Keep Archives in Autumn 2019. The partnership…

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John Bercow: Modern Politics & Democracy

          “This university has been acclaimed for it’s teaching and innovative approach to research, of which the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics is a stellar example. It is pioneering in choosing to focus on issues of the most pressing urgency.” John Bercow The University of Brighton Centre for Spatial…

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Bodies on the move: Responses and Reflections

Bodies on the Move was a public workshop exploring the experience of migration through film and movement. Part of the Brighton Fringe Festival’s Migration and Refugee Film Festival and hosted by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, it was co-conceived by Elona Hoover and Kate Monson, both doctoral candidates, and…

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Poster with words Care Architecture and urbanism for a broken planet

CRITICAL CARE: Architecture & Urbanism for a Broken Planet

How architecture and urbanism can help to care for and repair a broken planet: essays and illustrated case studies. Today, architecture and urbanism are capital-centric, speculation-driven, and investment-dominated. Many cannot afford housing. Austerity measures have taken a disastrous toll on public infrastructures. The climate crisis has rendered the planet vulnerable, even uninhabitable. This book offers an…

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