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CeASR Seminar- Living Change: culture, creativity and community in times of...
Tue 23 May 2017, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
CeASR Seminar (Social Change Programme
Living Change: culture, creativity and community in times of individualization
Guest Speaker: Professor Sasha Roseneil, University of Essex
Since the start of the 2000s, I have been carrying out longitudinal psychosocial research investigating experiences of community and personal life in three places in Yorkshire: Barnsley, Hebden Bridge and inner city Leeds. Framed initially as an investigation of experiences of, and responses to, processes of individualization, the research has developed into an exploration of the spatial specificity of individualization, and of the relationship between individualization and other processes of social change that are felt by people to be outwith their control: climate change, de-industrialization and the intensification of population change. In this talk I will outline some of the key findings of the research, and I will screen three short films that I made in collaboration with artist Tom Walker. These films offer a visual exploration of cultural practices of remembering and memorialization, and of the role of public gatherings, spaces and sociability, and community art in working through, at a collective level, the psychosocial dynamics of the destabilizations, trauma and losses that have accompanied rapid and intense social change in these places.
Sasha Roseneil is a sociologist, a group analyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She is currently Professor of Sociology and Executive Dean (Social Sciences) at the University of Essex. When she began this research project she was living and working in Leeds.
Refreshments will be provided