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Imagine alternative futures in the System Change HIVE

You are warmly invited to attend a Participatory Open Session for the System Change HIVE Arts Council funded project on Wednesday 15 May 4-6pm, Edward Street, University of Brighton. System Change HIVE, are a Brighton-based collective of young and established artists who have come together to work with experts to imagine new systems – exploring…

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Bodies on the move: on screen and in the street

Workshop organised as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival May 29th, Sallis Benney Theatre, 4-7pm Join performance artist Claudia Kappenberg in an investigation into the experience of migration throught film and movement. Responding to audio-visual material, we’ll ask how we might embody modes of migration together, developing patterns of movement that take us beyond the…

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criminalising dissent

A closing space for civil society? A report on a roundtable discussion on the criminalisation of dissent in Britain (and beyond), by Francesca Kilpatrick

  On 1 March 2019, the Centre for Spatial, Environmental, and Cultural Politics (SECP) at the University of Brighton, financially supported by the British Society of Criminology, hosted a seminar and roundtable discussion entitled Criminalising Dissent: A Closing Space for Civil Society. The event was organised by Roxana Cavalcanti, Raphael Schlembach, Deanna Dadusc and myself….

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Call for Participants: Criminalising Dissent: A Closing Space for Civil Society?

  Call for Participants Criminalising Dissent: A Closing Space for Civil Society? Seminar and roundtable Friday 1 March 2019, University of Brighton, Falmer campus The criminalisation of protest is a growing and worrying trend across the world. While in North America and Western Europe this trend has been researched extensively, the research capacity in England…

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CFP: Human and non-human migration and mobility symposium

Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics University of Brighton, 25 March 2019 CFP deadline: 20 January 2018 Migrations and mobility related to conflicts, large-scale urbanization, climate-change, environmental degradation, and vast economic inequalities between the global South and North are an urgent issue of our time—engaging governments, international law and politics, advocacy and activism. These…

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Collaborative Future Fictions

The Collaborative Future Fictions symposium celebrated the culmination of a series of workshops that ran from November 2017 to May 2018. It was an afternoon and evening of workshops, presentations and performance that continued to explore sym-fictions and speculative and visionary storytelling. It took place on Thursday 5th July 2018 from 3-9:30pm at O N…

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Infrastructures for Troubled Times Symposium – afterthoughts

A day of questions, conversations, and creative interventions On June 6th, an interdisciplinary group of early career researchers and doctoral students were invited to join a one-day symposium at 68 Middle Street in Brighton. The event focused on questions of how to research infrastructures in troubled times. After some informal introductions, Derek McCormack, University of…

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Virtual Reality and Heritage – SECP/Wired Sussex Meetup

On 18th May 2018 Wired Sussex held their 13th VR Meetup in the Fusebox, and the evening was sponsored by SECP. Centre member Abigail Wincott spoke about a new research project to explore the potential of sound-only virtual/mixed reality for heritage applications. A number of practitioners were excited by the idea of working in sound,…

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Sound Reasoning: Student Masterclass & a Public Talk

Sound Reasoning: a journey through the soundscapes and landscapes of Britain’s Reggae Sound Systems. Two seminars hosted by the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics Tuesday 15 May 2018 University of Brighton, Room 102, Edward Street (City Campus) With Jessus James Augustus – Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound System Engineer, Designer and Record Producer, 1979 to…

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The Empathy Machine: Virtual reality, iAnimal and the techno-biopolitics of witnessing

Research Seminar Wed 13 December 2017 12:00 – 13:30 GMT Watts Building, Room 509 Brighton BN2 4GJ Lewes Road Brighton BN2 4GJ The Empathy Machine: Virtual reality, iAnimal and the techno-biopolitics of witnessing Professor Michael Goodman, University of Reading – Visiting Fellow, Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics New techno-social devices are allowing individuals…

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