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Video Recording: Stuart Hall in the Here and Now

On 5th June 2019, the Stuart Hall Foundation and the ICA presented a discussion celebrating the work of Jamaican-British academic, writer and political activist Stuart Hall. Stuart Hall played a pioneering role in the nascent field of cultural studies, particularly in its expansion to encompass concerns around race and gender. He founded the journal New Left Review in the 1950s and was a leading figure in the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, as well as the visual arts organisations Autograph ABP and Iniva (the Institute of International Visual Arts). The event coincides with the release of Essential Essays, a two-volume collection of Stuart Hall’s most foundational works, demonstrating his contributions to the defining cultural and political debates of our time.


Chaired by Stuart Hall Foundation trustee and sound studies scholar Julian Henriques, the discussion features Essential Essays editor David Morley, cultural theorist and feminist commentator Angela McRobbie, media artist and academic Roshini Kempadoo, and film studies scholar Clive Nwonka, each of whom has been influenced by different aspects of Stuart Hall’s multi-faceted work.