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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Student research project on immigration detention

As a university Centre of Research and Enterprise Excellence we are keen to support and strengthen our collaborations with student researchers at all stages of their studies. This year, we were proud to offer a student research internship that enabled an undergraduate from the School of Applied Social Science to work together with an academic…

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In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

by Matt C. Smith This post is by a white British PhD student aimed at other white students and staff working and studying within Higher Education. It is intended to open-up space for the uncomfortable conversations we need to have. It is written to accompany the statement of solidarity against racial injustice published by the…

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In Solidarity with Resistant Citizens – Black Lives Matter 2020

Theodore Koulouris, University of Brighton The below forms part of an essay I published in 2018, whose aim was to theorise Sophocles’ Antigone, one of the most important texts in western literary tradition and intellectual history, as an example of a conscientious resistant subjectivity which could help us conceptualise meaningful forms of resistance in the…

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Solidarity against racial injustice| We too are heartbroken

The Centre for Spatial Environmental and Cultural Politics stands in solidarity with all those protesting racial injustice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May, and with all black families who have lost loved ones to police brutality. We also express our support and solidarity with all our black Asian and minority…

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Extracting Us: online exhibition and conversation

Following the success of the exhibition “Extracting Us. Looking Differently: Feminism, Politics and Coal Extraction” at ONCA gallery in Brighton in July 2019, the curatorial team launched a call to create a further collective exhibition as part of the biennal Political Ecology Network conference (POLLEN20) to be held at the University of Brighton in June…

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New SCDTP postdoctoral fellow in the Centre -Andrea Garcia Gonzalez

I am delighted to have been awarded with the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership Postdoctoral Fellowship that will be carried out at SASS with the mentorship of Nichola Khan. The project “Social Policy in Conflict-Affected Contexts. A Feminist Approach to Violence and Peace in the Basque Country” will consolidate my PhD research building on my…

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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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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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