In June 2018, we launched the Network by hosting a film screening at Regent Street Cinema. This was followed by a day long symposium: Creating Interference: making art, developing methods, re-imagining histories/memories at the University of Westminster. 

Room G.03 – Little Titchfield Steet Campus, University of Westminster (UoW)

9:00 – 9:45 registration


10:00 – Keynote: Praxis Interruptus: Doing Criticality within Unjust Spaces by Dr Karen Salt, (Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R), Assistant Professor in Transnational American Studies, University of Nottingham). Chair and discussant, Guillermina De Ferrari (UW-Madison, Center for Visual Cultures director).

11:15 Coffee break

11:30 – Panel 1: Against the Grain: addressing absence, creating narratives, messing the archives.

Kajal Patel, Annie Kwan, Amal Al Haag with chair/discussant – Melanie Keen, Director of Iniva.

12:45Film Screenings by Arne Sjögren, Bisan Abu Eisheh and Tania Al Khoury.

1:00 Light buffet lunch, Portland Hall, Little Titchfield Street

14:00 – Panel 2: She Told Me So: Memory Work.

Ayesha Hameed, Deniz Soezen, Behzad Khosravi Noori (via skype) with chair/discussant Uriel Orlow, CREAM Research Fellow.

3:30 – Coffee break

3:45 – Keynote: Christopher Cozier – Artist, curator, director of Alice Yard art project, Trinidad in conversation with Roshini Kempadoo, CREAM Researcher

5:00 – 6:15 – Panel 3: Performing the archive

Barby Asante, Halima Haruna, Hannah Catherine Jones and Alia Pathan with chair/discussant Lucy Reynolds, CREAM researcher and co-editor or MIRAJ

6:15 – 6:30– Summation and future work – Roshini Kempadoo