Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics

Corona diaries | Nichola Khan

Thoughts on breathing as politics and historical transmission   This corona diary is also an asthma diary, and by extension an anxiety diary impressed with the memory of other earlier epidemics that threatened the ability to breathe. It reflects on my urgent fears that my mother, now elderly and asthmatic, should keep breathing through the…

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Corona diaries | Daniel Burdsey

Ambulances and ASDA vans: a night on Bear Road Once more the sound of crying Is number one across the earth ‘The Sound of Crying’, Prefab Sprout, 1992 Wednesday 25 March 2020. Seven o’clock in the evening. It is 48 hours since Boris Johnson announced the government’s new restrictions on people leaving their houses. Staying…

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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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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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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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Visiting Fellowship Applications for 2020 now open

The Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics has an annual round of inviting applications for Visiting Research Fellows, including theoretical research, practice-based research and enterprise-related research (community or industry engagement). The aim of the selective scheme is to provide external researchers, artists, and entrepreneurs with a recognised and visible platform for producing excellent research…

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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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