ROMA: SELF-REPRESENTATION AND POPULAR MEDIA
Amnesty International UK
Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA
Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June
Free admission, booking is essential – either online or email firstname.lastname@example.org
6.30 to 8.30 pm
Autograph ABP, in collaboration with Amnesty International, presents ‘Roma: self-representation and the popular media’, a symposium bringing together activists, academics, journalists and artists. Programmed over three consecutive evenings, the symposium is arranged around three themes: Campaigners - 12 June, Roma Voices - 13 June, Creative Responses - 14 June.
Session three, Creative Responses, presents examples of engaged creative responses from visual artists and filmmakers to the continued abuse of human rights with regard to the Roma. Animate Projects’ Gary Thomas presents Sites of Collective Memory, a project exploring how we ‘remember’ collective experience, and conversely, how things can become forgotten. Roz Mortimer, artist and filmmaker, working with Roma communities for Sites of Collective Memory, discusses her work-in-progress. Gabi Scardi, co-curator of Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush at Rivington Place, introduces her longstanding interest in socio-political issues in the arts and her various exhibition projects on the theme of the Roma.
This symposium forms part of the exhibition Roma-Sinti-Kale-Manush presented at Rivington Place until 28 July 2012.
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