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A future in re-focus

16 Jun 2020

Inspired by the life and work of Professor Stuart Hall, the Stuart Hall Foundation is committed to public education, addressing urgent questions of race and inequality in culture and society through talks and events, and building a network of SHF scholars and artists in residence. 

In response to the Covid-19 crisis and the Black Lives Matter protests worldwide, the Stuart Hall Foundation’s Board and staff have considered how we can contribute most effectively to the current challenges we all face. We have therefore together decided to re-focus the Foundation’s resources and work on two key strands of activity: 
  • Delivering a dynamic digital programme entitled #reconstructionwork which will focus on contributing to the building of a better society and culture in the aftermath of the pandemic and in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, connecting education, culture and politics as Stuart Hall did.
  • Building and developing our network of scholars and artists in residence. We look forward to continuing activity with this international network of critical thinkers and practitioners who are engaging with Stuart Hall’s work and the ways it can help us to address the issues today of racial inequality and other forms of underrepresentation and disadvantage within both academia and the wider public world.
We are launching this activity with an online event on 26th June as well as recruiting a new Digital Content Curator to shape the #reconstructionwork digital programme over the coming months.