Steps to an ecology of mind

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London College of Communication

Elephant and Castle

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Tuesday 12 March 2019
4 - 6pm
Lecture Theatre A
London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB.
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Steps to an ecology of mind: representing displacement and migration in the age of converging crises

On Tuesday 12 March 2019, we will host an open discussion around the themes explored in the exhibition— everyone is welcome to take part, or just to come along and listen.

This open discussion will provide a ‘safe space’ for sharing different views, while testing concepts and assumptions about the converging ecological and social crisis. Abandoning the search for simple relations of cause and effect, we might instead see reinforcing ‘feedback loops’, such as between consumer society’s dependence on declining fossil fuels, climate change, mass migration and the rise of racist politics of the far right.

But while recognizing the urgency of the situation, our aim is to activate creative and critical thinking to open up new possibilities based on respect for difference and the common will for a fairer future.

Members of the public are invited to visit the ‘Steps to an ecology of mind: representing displacement and migration in the age of converging crises’ exhibition between 4—15 March 2019.

The exhibition highlights creative practice-led research exploring the displacement and migration of people, and invites reflection on how this relates to the accelerating environmental crisis, especially climate change.

Bringing together art, activism, diplomacy and journalism, the exhibition will include creative and documentary photography, video, drawing, and an item from the Stansted 15 non-violent direct action to end racist deportations. Also, visitors to the discussion will have the option of being issued their own Antarctica World Passport by Lucy and Jorge Orta.

The exhibition will include works by Helen Brewer, Paul Coldwell, David Cross, Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat, Sara Furlanetto, Tom Hunter, Jina Lee, Nela Milic, Lucy and Jorge Orta, Eva Sajovic, Helen Storey, Abdulwahab Tahhan, and Chris Wainwright.

Research Fortnight is our annual celebration of research across UAL. This year’s programme at LCC dives deep into the creative work of staff and students. It features events and exhibitions exploring themes of conflict, reconciliation, displacement, refugee experience, and social justice.

Central to research in our schools of Screen, Design, and Media is a commitment to socially engaged practice made visible in our teaching and accessible to our students.

Join us as we examine contemporary cultural politics through creative practice.

4 – 15 March 2019.

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