Date(s) - 21/09/2016
09:00 - 11:00
To celebrate Coventry Peace Day, Dr James Hodkinson will invite passers-by in Friargate to participate in two-minutes of silent, mutual contemplation with a stranger and reflect upon the experience, drawing on the age-old image of ‘two chairs’ that connect people across cultural, religious and historical divides.
The Two Chairs Exchange is a rolling, co-operative project between Dr. Hodkinson of Warwick University and diverse, non-academic partners in the UK and Germany. lt aims to set up and stimulate reflection on real-life and virtual encounters between mutually different groups and communities, whether these are defined in terms of ethnicity, faith, gender, geography, language or nation – with a particular, though not exclusive, focus on young people.