CONNECTING SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIAL DEBATES
Time: 7.30pm - 10pm. Entry and food/refreshments from 7pm.
Alarming numbers of people disbelieve scientific statements that climate change is man made, yet in the UK local members of refugee communities have recent personal experiences and observations able to testify to and critically discuss such environmental change. Join with scientists, social scientists and community members in a multimedia debate-workshop chaired by Kooj Chuhan on the testimonial data from this pilot project compiled using creative participatory video, and explore their consequences for a future Manchester. The panel includes Nina Glick-Schiller (RICC), Ernesto Hernandez (Scientist), Jaya Graves (Southern Voices), alongside refugee, activist and other speakers...
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Digital media and art connecting with race, migration and globalisation.
virtual migrants connects and engages artists with digital media, and organises projects that add new aesthetics and perspectives to themes of race, migration and globalisation. virtual migrants create, exhibit and distribute artworks that incorporate digital media techniques that can be installed in galleries, public spaces or community venues.
virtual migrants association was founded in 1998 to bring together a range of artists, particularly those working in visual, music, performance and writing, to collaborate on moving image and new media projects. Its critical purpose is to add new aesthetics, artistic responses and perspectives to themes of race, migration and globalisation; to cross boundaries between artists and non-artists, including with theorists, activists and communities; to draw attention to expressions of migrants whose existence is held in question; and to artistically explore and respond to the causes of racialised political issues which continually make headline news.