Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics

grounded. A Season of Screendance, 28 July to 9 August

grounded is a season of online screenings that brings films together under the framework of Screendance, a term that signals an affinity between choreographic and cinematic approaches to art practice, an attraction between dance and film that is as old as cinema itself. Supported by the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, the School of Media,…

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From Climate Noise to Climate Communications: Centreing Climate Justice in an Age of Covid-19

Thursday 9 July,  3-5pm BST In this interactive online session, Suzanne Dhaliwal will share an overview of her practice and research as a climate justice organiser and producer, as part of her Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics at University of Brighton In this session, participants will explore how White…

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Extracting Us. Creative engagements on the front lines 

24 June 2020 12:00 – 13:30 – BST free online event Photo credit: Coal mine in East Kalimantan, from Henri Ismail overlaid with protest graffiti in Western France, from Elona Hoover. Creative practices are central to activism on the front lines of resistance against forces that are changing the skin of the planet. Viruses don’t stop…

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Sounds to Keep: Moving community-university knowledge exchange online

Sounds to Keep: Moving community-university knowledge exchange online In this time of social distancing, it is imperative that we keep connected across institutional boundaries and bring different knowledges, practices and experiences to bear on the challenges we face. But how can we create and maintain spaces for knowledge excha nge between community partners and universities…

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Visiting Fellow – Suzanne Dhaliwal

Welcome to our Visiting Fellow 2020 Suzanne Dhaliwal. Suzanne is a highly regarded and influential climate justice creative and strategist who brings an important critical lens to the functioning of privilege and power within the climate movement. She was voted one of London’s most influential people in Environment 2018. She works as a climate justice…

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Visiting Fellow – Stanley Thangaraj

Stanley Thangaraj is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the City College of New York (CUNY). His interests are at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and citizenship.  He studies immigrant and refugee communities in the U.S. South to understand how they manage the black-white racial logic through gender, how the afterlife of colonialism takes…

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POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 Recentering Our Movement – Suzanne Dhaliwal

Recentering Our Movement 20th  March Onca Barge Brighton Marina Recentering our movement’ is a day long dialogue process facilitated by Suzanne Dhaliwal, our 2020 Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Spatial Environmental and Cultural Politics, climate justice creative and founder of No Tar Sands. It’s for anyone wishing to strengthen their understanding of climate justice,…

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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, 9.30-11.30am ONLINE EVENT   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 brought together Unlocking…

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