Date(s) - 11/06/2018 - 17/06/2018
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12th -17th June 2018 the University of Warwick is partnering with the Tate Modern’s exciting Tate Exchange programme to put on a week of events around the theme of The Production of Truth, Justice and History.
Join us as we explore how truth, justice and history not as fixed and absolute, but as concepts that are produced over time, by different groups and through struggle and challenge. Our programme uses artistic engagement from film to embroidery, photography to performance, coupled with insights from researchers in history, sociology, literature and social theory, to challenge our ideas about what seem to be fundamental truths.
We are welcoming schools, communities and art-lovers to help us explore these questions using perspectives from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first; from people fighting for justice for disappeared people, to understanding the lives of women in prison and using film animations to reconnect with identity and citizenship; from challenging what constitutes satire or censorship, to making space for feminist knowledge. How can art help us to understand what we can really agree on about truth, justice or history, and should we agree?
As part of this arts festival, Dr. Anastasia Chamberlen from the Department of Sociology is working with a range of artists and organisations to put together a day of activities focusing on experiences of criminal justice, punishment and prisons. She writes:
My public engagement project at Tate Exchange is titled ‘Expressions of Punishment: Emotions, Identities and Lived Experiences in English Prisons’, and it will take place on Wednesday 13th of June. It’s open and free to all so I hope to see you there! To put this together I’m very honoured and lucky to be working in collaboration with a range of amazing people and organisations, including Charlotte Weinberg from Safe Ground, Anita Dockley from the Howard League, Emma Murray from FACT, Ian Pringle from Face Up Theatre, Saul Hewish from Rideout, Marie-Claire O’Brien from New Leaf Initiative, David Kendall, along with a number of artists, campaigners and former prisoners.
Details and registration for the two events I’ll be organising are here:
- The Chamber: An interactive, theatre-based workshop on how politics and out attitudes to punishment are shaped: www.eventbrite.co.uk/ e/interactive-theatrical- workshop-the-chamber-tickets- 45757160900
- Human Library: Learning from Lived Experiences of Criminal Justice (this event enables visitors to learn from the ‘expert’ lived experiences of former prisoners and also includes the Probationary Game by artist Hwa Young Jung www.eventbrite.co.uk/ e/human-library-learning-from- lived-experiences-of-criminal- justice-tickets-45928790248
Please feel free to share these registration links with anyone you think will be interested in taking part and please disseminate details of these Tate Exchange activities to your mailing lists and social media contacts. Thank you!