Diversity in Creative and Cultural Industries at the intersection of Covid and Black Lives Matter
|Starts:||16:30 3 Nov 2021|
|Ends:||17:30 3 Nov 2021|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
Lack of diversity in the cultural sector has been highlighted as a significant issue with substantial evidence (ACE, 2019; Malik and Shankley, 2020, Ali and Bridget, forthcoming) documenting prevalent and persistent ethnic inequality. These inequalities, however, have been exacerbated by the impact of Covid on the industry (CMS Select Committee, 2020) at a time when there has been a great push for diversity in the sector in the aftermath of Black Lives Matter protests. This research seminar presents the findings of an intensive research project at the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity over the past 18 months to assess the impact of Covid and BLM on ethnic inequality.
Dr Roaa Ali , University of Manchester talks about her recent research with arts and cultural organisations and practitioners on inequalities compounded by the Covid-19 crisis and strategies for diversity and change.
This Seminar is the first in the Art History & Cultural Practices Research Seminar series 2021-2022 - Cultural recovery - researching the arts & heritage in times of crisis
How does the arts respond to traumatic events? What kinds of social care and solace can artworks and the culture institutions that commission and exhibit them offer? And how have artists and arts workers found their own pathways for respite and recovery from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic?
This seminar series of international guest speakers will explore these questions and more through multidisciplinary lenses. Join us on Wednesday afternoons on the following dates:
3rd November, 4.30pm Dr Roaa Ali, University of Manchester - Diversity in Creative and Cultural Industries at the intersection of Covid and Black Lives Matter
24th November, 5.15pm Dr Nuala Morse, University of Leicester - Museums as space of care: COVID-19 responses
1st December, 5.15pm Dr Ana Milosevic, Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC) - Hunting down a theory on monuments: memorials, trauma and healing
8th December 5.15pm Dr Dani Child, Manchester Metropolitan University & Dr Harry Weeks, Newcastle University - Covid-19 and the Useful Museum
Organisation: University of Manchester
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