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Visible Justice: Embodied Activism – Symposium May 3rd London College of Communication

To mark the closing of Visible Justice, presented by London College of Communication’s Media School for its annual public showcase, join us for a symposium addressing the issues raised by the collaborative multimedia artworks in the exhibition.

Featuring artists Poulomi Basu, David Birkin and Sim Chi Yin, Reprieve director Maya Foa, human rights lawyer Sultana Tafada, Mosireen Collective co-founder Khalid Abdalla writer and London College of Communication Course Leader Max Houghton, speakers will consider the question raised by Jasbir K Puar – whose bodies are available for injury?

Confirmed speakers include:

The first panel will discuss how legal frameworks control violence enacted on bodies, and how this relates to racialised bodies, specifically in terms of knife crime in the UK, the death penalty in the US, and UK/US torture and rendition of terrorism suspects.

The second panel will focus on how creative interventions, media technologies and activism can change and shape not only discourse, but, sometimes, the law. Speakers will discuss the brutalised menstruating body in rural Nepal, activism through film in post-Tahrir Square Egypt, and embodied transgenerational trauma. Sim Chi Yin, Sim Chi Yin, Magnum Photos Nominee, will present her performance lecture ‘One Day We’ll Understand’.

About Visible Justice:

Visible Justice brings together artists, activists, journalists, civil liberties groups, human rights lawyers and media students for an exhibition and events programme exploring social justice in national and international contexts.

Presented by London College of Communication’s Media School for its annual public showcase, Visible Justice will investigate the role of media technologies and collaborative partnerships in relation to such issues as climate change, displacement and persecution of refugees, knife crime, torture and rendition, state power, incarceration and the death penalty.

Curated by artist David Birkin and writer and London College of Communication Course Leader Max Houghton, Visible Justice will feature immersive installation, photography, video, sound, and a series of talks, performances, screenings and events – all free and open to the public.

Collaborative partners: Reprieve, PlanB, Poulomi Basu, David Blandy and Larry Achiampong, the Refugee Journalism Project, and the Artist Protection Fund. 17 April to 3 May.

Free and open to all.

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