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THE 2020 FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
DIGITAL-FIRST EVENT 7-15 NOV 2020
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A tale of 2 global pandemics Covid and Racism

14th November 2020 18:00-19:00
Talk/Webinar, Panel debate, Politically sensitive

About this event

The year 2020 has seen us having to deal with both a rise in racism (and a concurrent increase in anti-racist activism) but also the unexpected and novel challenges of a global pandemic. But how have these twin pandemics impacted on the way we see ourselves?

Join us for an interactive and participatory workshop in which we will explore how our identities have been affected over the last 11 months. We will be discussing topics including race, family, LGBTQ identity, health and wellbeing, isolation, identity and support networks.

And we want to hear from you! Through taking part in a ‘show and tell’, we invite you to present an object(s) that symbolises your experience under lockdown, related to Covid 19 and race/ racism. Through sharing stories and experiences we will build up an autoethnographic picture of life under lockdown.

There will also be the opportunity to take a screen shot of the attendees with their objects to capture, as a piece of artwork and in a socially distanced way, the relationship between faces, objects and people coming together in a virtual space.

Please note: participation in the screenshot is optional and not mandatory. You are in control of the extent to which you participate. To this end, you are welcome to turn off your camera or anonymise your name (to for example a pseudonym). Those people captured in the screenshot will be asked to consent to their participation in the screenshot as a piece of artwork. However, if you change your mind at a later date, please email the organiser requesting removal.