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The Study Sessions: Mapping Yugoslavia through popular culture
events - Talks
The Study Sessions: Mapping Yugoslavia through popular culture
11 February 2016
The idea of former socialist Yugoslavia as a common homeland to the six constituent national groups and numerous ethnic minorities was promoted by the state through...
Monuments / Necropolitics / Biopolitics
events - Talks
Monuments / Necropolitics / Biopolitics
09 February 2016
Marina Grzinic’s thesis is that the ways of monumentalization or de-monumentalization of the war in the 1990s in the Balkan, former Yugoslavia, have several...
Crossing Over: Artaud, the Asylum and Contemporary Art
events - Talks
Crossing Over: Artaud, the Asylum and Contemporary Art
04 February 2016
Dr Howard Caygill presents recent work on Antonin Artaud and the crossovers between the art of the asylums and the art world that break from its position as ‘outsider...
Voices from the Crowd
events - Talks
Voices from the Crowd
02 February 2016
Is the gap between biological and digital function closing? Are digital technologies making life easier? Discussions about media and madness hosted by CaSMa...
The Study Sessions: Humour in former Yugoslavia
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The Study Sessions: Humour in former Yugoslavia
28 January 2016
Led by Dr Maja Mikula, this study session will look at the ways former Yugoslavs ‘laughed up’ at authorities, ‘laughed down’ - often benevolently - at particular...
Winter Detox
events - Talks
Winter Detox
19 January 2016
What better way to start the New Year than with a detox?! Mobilising the language of toxicity is a tried and tested element of strategies for individualised health...
Monuments Should Not Be Trusted Symposium
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Monuments Should Not Be Trusted Symposium
16 January 2016
 This symposium brings together leading artists and academics in an exploration of the core themes that underpin the Monuments Should Not Be Trusted exhibition. The...
The Study Sessions: Queer of colour feminisms and the meaning of "home"
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The Study Sessions: Queer of colour feminisms and the meaning of "home"
10 December 2015
This study session offers a brief introduction to queer of colour feminist thinkers from Audre Lorde and Gloria Anzaldua to Jose Munoz and Sarah Ahmed. Inspired by their...
The Study Sessions: Postmodern 'Psychosis'
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The Study Sessions: Postmodern 'Psychosis'
03 December 2015
Charley Baker (The University of Nottingham) explores 'psychosis' in the work of Kathy Acker.6.30pm - 8.30pmFree, booking required. 
Rana Hamadeh in Conversation
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Rana Hamadeh in Conversation
01 December 2015
A conversation addressing the spectacle of justice focusing on the case of Raya and Sakina: two infamous sister serial killers and the first women to be executed by...
Finding Our Voice: Loudspeaker Conference
events - Talks
Finding Our Voice: Loudspeaker Conference
27 November 2015
Please note booking for this event is now closed. A free conference to share learning from the Loudspeaker project with delegates from the creative, voluntary,...
The Study Sessions: Sun Ra and the Astro Black
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The Study Sessions: Sun Ra and the Astro Black
19 November 2015
Nottingham writer Graham Lock on Sun Ra's Astro Black mythology and  its roots in African American history and culture, from the spirituals and Afro-Baptist sermon...
Internet Paranoia: Someone on Your Case?
events - Talks
Internet Paranoia: Someone on Your Case?
12 November 2015
Two events developed with Making Waves and the Open Future Research Group, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. Internet Paranoia: Someone on...
Social Media: Miracle or Monster?
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Social Media: Miracle or Monster?
10 November 2015
Two discussions about media and madness hosted by Making Waves and the Social Futures Research Centre, Institute for Mental Health. Social Media: Miracle or Monster?...
Black Lives Matter
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Black Lives Matter
28 October 2015
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UK Race Relations Act and the American Civil Rights Movement, during Black History Month, please join the Centre for...
Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II
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Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II
27 October 2015
Nottingham group Chat‘Bout launch a newspaper about racism, the criminal justice system and the role of women created in collaboration with artists Barby Asante and...
Thinking Worlds
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Thinking Worlds
26 October 2015
Ray Bradbury once defined science fiction as "any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing...
Autumn Season: Alien Encounters
art - Exhibitions
Autumn Season: Alien Encounters
09 October 2015 - 31 December 2015
This autumn we present four solo exhibitions, each featuring new commissions. The four artists use performance, theatre and film. For them, fiction and alternative...
Collecting the Ways
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Collecting the Ways
09 October 2015
Sun Ra expert and author of Travelling the Spaceways: Sun Ra, The Astro Black, and Other Solar Myths (2010) John Corbett in conversation with Irene Aristizabal (Head of...
Archive: In the Making
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Archive: In the Making
02 October 2015
Who makes and hold the archive? What is not archived, forgotten or overlooked?
 How does the archive inform action?
Day Release: Burrowing at the Edges/ Organising Otherwise
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Day Release: Burrowing at the Edges/ Organising Otherwise
15 September 2015
This study day looks at how we survive social institutions, introducing the concepts of Day Release (temporary exit) and burrowing (survival strategies from within),...
Stresses: Living with Toxicity
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Stresses: Living with Toxicity
14 September 2015
In this workshop we explore how toxicity permeates the mental, social and ecological dynamics of life. We consider toxicity both as poison and as symbiotic with life. We...
End of Summer School
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End of Summer School
13 September 2015 - 15 September 2015
This three day school will look at the theories and struggles at the juncture of mental health, social justice and the ‘natural’ world.  Informed by Felix...
Bad Atmospheres and Toxic Positivity
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Bad Atmospheres and Toxic Positivity
13 September 2015
  The summer school will begin its exploration of ecologies with a discussion of work that challenges the current focus in mental health on the individual’s...
The Horror of Objects: Writing Workshop
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The Horror of Objects: Writing Workshop
03 September 2015 - 04 September 2015
Free, The Meeting RoomEvan Calder Williams, author of the books Combined and Uneven Apocalypse and Roman Letters, leads a two-day writing workshop using...
To Defend the Revolution Is to Defend Culture
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To Defend the Revolution Is to Defend Culture
01 September 2015
6:30pm Free, Cafe Bar A book launch and discussion with author Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt and professor Antoni Kapcia. To Defend the Revolution Is to...
To the Castle!
events - Talks
To the Castle!
19 August 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pmFree (donations for the People's Histreh welcome)Start 6.45pm St Peter Square (outside M&S) Look out for the Loaf On A Stick!
Land and Resistance: A Walking Tour
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Land and Resistance: A Walking Tour
29 July 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pmFree, The Studio. Tour will depart from Nottingham Contemporary.Roger Tanner and Christopher Richardson lead a walking tour through the city's...
Leaving the Fold
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Leaving the Fold
15 July 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pmFree, The Studio  Graham Caveney examines themes of transgression and departure within the letters of prominent aristocrats. Jessica...
The Grand Tour Revisited
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The Grand Tour Revisited
13 July 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pm Free, The Space A panel discussion led by historian and broadcaster Kate Williams that traces The Grand Tour from its history as a rite of...

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