Project Launch: The Missing; memory, migration and Partition

Thu 8 February, 2:00pm

Venue: LDN103, Loughborough University, London: 3 Lesney Avenue, The Broadcast Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2GZ


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Join us at Loughborough University London for an afternoon of discussion to mark the launch of the five-year research project Migrant Memory and the Post-colonial Imagination: British Asian Memory, Identity and Community after Partition, led by Professor Emily Keightley and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Radar has worked with the project team to organise a panel of artists and academics, who will reflect on their research and creative practice in response to the project’s main themes: Partition, diaspora and memory. The session will be followed by a drinks reception. 


- Dawinder Bansal - Creative Producer

- Kazi Ruksana Begum - Arts Development Officer at London Borough of Tower Hamlets

- Prof Raminder Kaur Kahlon - Professor of Anthropology & Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, and author of Atomic Mumbai: Living with the Radiance of a Thousand Suns (Routledge, 2013)

- Prof Emily Keightley - Professor of Media and Memory Studies at Loughborough Universit and Primary Investigator on the project. Co-author of My library Memory and the Management of Change: Repossessing the Past (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

- Dr Churnjeet Mahn - Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer in English Literature  at the University of Strathclyde, and co-editor of Partition and the Practice of Memory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

- Kevin Ryan - Director of Charnwood Arts

- Dr Pippa Virdee - Senior Lecturer in Modern South Asian History at De Montfort University, Leicester; and author of From the Ashes of 1947: Reimagining Punjab (Cambridge University Press, 2018)



May 2018

Re-Imagining Citizenship

May 2018

Re-Imagining Citizenship

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An exhibition collectively curated by the Politicized Practice/Anarchist/Theatre and Performance Research Groups at Loughborough University.

In government parlance, being a citizen means to be recognised as a ‘subject or national’. What is at stake in re-imagining new forms of citizenship and modes of civic participation? How can the notion of citizenship – in our trans/post-national society – be reconfigured without subjection?

This exhibition centres on the concept of the citizen-artist/artist-citizen to explore the potential for art practices to re-imagine citizenship. It brings together a range of audio-visual and text-based responses with contributions by artists and researchers from across and beyond the University. It includes artworks produced by staff and students at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts of Besançon (France) with whom the Politicized Practice/Anarchist Research Groups and the Theatre and Performance Research Group has an ongoing dialogue around themes related to art, performance and political activisms. The exhibition will feature items from the Working Class Movement Library, Salford archive collection.

Exhibition dates: Thu 31 May – Sat 14 July (Mon-Fri only)
Exhibition times: 12pm-2pm weekdays only during the Arts Festival (6-15 June) and by appointment at other times. To make an appointment please email or telephone 01509 222948.


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

01509 222 948

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