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Save the Date: Second Annual Public Conversation: Stuart Hall and the Future of Public Space

26 Jan 2019

Join us for the Foundation's Second Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation, on Saturday 2 February. The event gathers our growing community of artists, students, academics, cultural activists and engaged citizens as we consider how to reimagine and reclaim public space in the context of our present social and political upheavals.

Pursuing this question through multiple lenses, the afternoon will centre on two sets of conversations. The first, between artist Willie Doherty and curator Elvira Dyangani Ose, addresses the question of 'how to share a place' through Doherty's longstanding engagement with the Ireland/Northern Ireland border. The second conversation features a panel including Guardian columnist John Harris; sociologist Michael Rustin; and senior editor, Novara Media, Ash Sarkar. Titled 'Meeting the Crisis: Trump, Brexit, and the Left', it asks what is to be done. These two discussions will be punctuated with interventions and perspectives from a new generation of artists, scholars and cultural activists. 

This event invites you to be part of the Foundation's mission to catalyse action towards disrupting the status quo and bringing forth more hopeful futures; characterised by social and racial justice. It will include a short discussion of the many ways in which you can support and participate in our work.


14.00: Welcome note
Hammad Nasar, Stuart Hall Foundation Executive Director

14.10: Black Cultural Activism Map Presentation
Farzana Khan

14.15: My time as a Stuart Hall Scholar
Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

14.20: How to share a place
Willie Doherty in conversation with Elvira Dyangani Ose

15.10: Joining the Stuart Hall Foundation’s work
Rebecca Hall and Hammad Nasar

15.20: Tea & coffee break

15.50: Meeting the Crisis: Trump, Brexit, and the Left
John Harris, Michael Rustin and Ash Sarkar, chaired by Claire Alexander

17.05: Closing remarks
Gilane Tawadros, Stuart Hall Foundation Vice Chair

17.10: Musical improvisation
Elaine Mitchener, Mark Sanders and Neil Charles

17.30: Event finishes

We hope to see you there, but if you cannot make it, tune into our Livestream via Periscope here.

Date: Sat 2nd February

Image: Willie Doherty, At the Border IV (The Invisible Line), 1995. Image courtesy the artist and Kerlin Gallery.