Roots/Routes

Donald Rodney, In the House of My Father (1996-97), photographic print on aluminium, 153 x 122cm. Photo: Andra Nelki. Image courtesy of Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © The Estate of Donald G Rodney
Donald Rodney, In the House of My Father (1996-97), photographic print on aluminium, 153 x 122cm. Photo: Andra Nelki. Image courtesy of Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © The Estate of Donald G Rodney

Join Nottingham Contemporary and the Centre for Black Studies at the University of Nottingham for a series of eight short films centring the work of Black researchers and thinkers in and around Nottingham.

Drawing inspiration from the seminal work of Paul Gilroy, this series reimagines the exploration of Black lives taking place in the local community. It arises from current conversations about how we write, reflect, and create as Black people working in and around Black Studies in Britain today. Across these films, the voices from local organisers, creatives, and members of the Black Studies PhD at the University of Nottingham discuss the importance of Black thought, imagination, and intellectual presence across digital, urban, and pastoral contexts.

Roots/Routes is supported by the Centre for Black Studies at the University of Nottingham, directed by Hannah Robbins, and is hosted in conjunction with Nottingham Contemporary. It is part of a series of events highlighting contemporary imaginings by Black people and about Black lives in the U.K. and the diaspora.

About the event

Online. Free.
You can access this video series through this webpage and on the Nottingham Contemporary YouTube channel.
There will be closed captioning for this series.