Exploring the role of art in communicating experiences of displacement
|Starts:||16:00 14 Jun 2021|
|Ends:||18:00 14 Jun 2021|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
How do artists use their practice to tell stories about displacement? How does their own experience of displacement influence their artistic practice?
Join the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), in celebration of Refugee Week, for a conversation with two leading creatives Diala Brisly and Akeim Toussaint Buck on how they use their respective practice to tell their own and others' stories, raise awareness, challenge, and educate.
This online event will be co-chaired by Drs Róisín Read, Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies and Antoine Burgard, Lecturer in Contemporary History of Humanitarianism at HCRI.
Diala is an interdisciplinary artist born in Kuwait, raised in Damascus, and now living in France as a refugee. She started as cartoonist at the Syrian-based Spacetoon channel in 2001 but her career has since spanned over a variety of mediums and capacities, including layout design, animation, concept art, painting, comic books, and character design. She now focuses more on education initiatives with Syrian children and refugees more broadly. Since 2014, she has been working in refugee camps and alternative education centres between Lebanon and Turkey making murals and organising art workshops for children and adults.
Akeim Toussaint Buck
Akeim is an interdisciplinary performer and creative born in Jamaica and raised in England. Akeim's intention is to create and be part of moving, thought provoking, accessible and free spirited projects. Combining skills such as: dance, film, poetry, beat-box, singing and acting. Fused to tell stories capable of building bridges between a variety of audience
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