“Curating and Collecting Anti-Racism?”: An Online Conversation (RCMC Event)

Dr Carol Ann Dixon's review of the recent webinar on "Collecting and Curating Anti-Racism" - hosted online by the Research Centre for Material Culture (RCMC), Amsterdam, on 19th November 2020. This overview summarises and critiques the guest presentations given by curators Antonia Alampi, Paul Goodwin and Ming Tiampo, in conversation with RCMC staff Amal Alhaag, Wayne Modest and Priya Swamy.

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CFP: “Museums as Spaces for Anti-Racism” – SIEF International Congress: Breaking the Rules? Power, Participation, Transgression (Online), 21-24 June 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: The SIEF2021 International Congress "Breaking the Rules? Power, Participation, Transgression," takes place online, 21-24 June 2021. The deadline for submitting paper proposals for the panel “Museums as Spaces for Anti-Racism" – co-convened by Dr Carol Ann Dixon (University of Sheffield, UK) and Dr Anna Rastas (Tampere University, Finland) – is 26 November 2020.

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Interdisciplinary Dialogues: Deconstructing Institutional Racism through a Decolonial Lens

“Deconstructing Institutional Racism through a Decolonial Lens" was the title and theme of the first collaborative online event and discussion session hosted by Decolonial Dialogues (DD) in partnership with the Race, Ethnicity and Education Network (REEN), on 14th October 2020. The primary focus of this session centred on an artist's talk and keynote presentation given... Continue Reading →

African Diaspora Arts and Scholar-Activism at the 6th Biennial Network Conference on Black Cultures and Identities in Europe (University of Tampere, Finland, July 2017)

On 6th July 2017 more than 200 delegates from 20 countries gathered in the city of Tampere, Finland, to participate in the 6th Biennial 'Afroeuropeans' Network Conference on Black Cultures and Identities in Europe – convened and hosted by the Academy of Finland Research Fellow Dr Anna Rastas (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere),... Continue Reading →

Women, Feminism, Art and Aesthetic Liberation: Innovative Pedagogies and Practices

Earlier this year as part of my visit to the USA to present at the College Art Association (CAA) annual conference in New York I was pleased to attend the CAA's Committee for Women in the Arts panel session themed around "Feminist Pedagogy through Activist Arts Practices" (New York Hilton, Manhattan, 17 February 2017). During this 90-minute session... Continue Reading →

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