Organised by October Gallery and the Radical Distrust Project, University of Kent.
This workshop featuring Laila Shawa alongside writers, academics and curators will address the ways in which visual cultures construct, represent and contest separatisms, violence and the breakdown of social trust in the Middle East. From the construction of the Israeli West Bank barrier to the street art that festoons it to the multi-layered and subversive works of Laila Shawa, visual cultures have a central role in the establishment of social trust amongst communities in the Middle East.
In this interdisciplinary, interactive forum we wish to examine the role of various visual modes including street art, graphic novels/comics, film, architecture/urban planning, photography, painting, installations, art theory and art education. Speakers will include Laila Shawa, Felicity Allen, Wendy Pullan, Gabriel Koureas, Sue Malvern and William Parry. Refreshments and drinks will be provided.
Spaces are limited for this free event so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and N.A.Ahmed@kent.ac.uk