Visible Justice: Embodied Activism – Symposium


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Visible Justice

To mark the closing of Visible Justice, presented by London College of Communication’s Media School for its annual public showcase, join us for a symposium addressing the issues raised by the collaborative multimedia artworks in the exhibition.


Event Details

Address:London College of Communication
Elephant and Castle

Post code:SE1 6SB


Telephone:+44 (0)20 7514 6500

Open hours:13:00 – 18:00 BST


Featuring artists Poulomi Basu, David Birkin and Sim Chi Yin, Reprieve director Maya Foa, human rights lawyer Sultana Tafada, Mosireen Collective co-founder Khalid Abdalla writer and London College of Communication Course Leader Max Houghton, speakers will consider the question raised by Jasbir K Puar – whose bodies are available for injury? Confirmed speakers include: Khalid Abdalla, actor and co-founder, Mosireen collective Poulomi Basu, artist David Birkin, artist Maya Foa, director, Reprieve Max Houghton, writer and London College of Communication Course Leader Sim Chi Yin, artist Sultana Tafadar, human rights lawyer The first panel will discuss how legal frameworks control violence enacted on bodies, and how this relates to racialised bodies, specifically in terms of knife crime in the UK, the death penalty in the US, and UK/US torture and rendition of terrorism suspects. The second panel will focus on how creative interventions, media technologies and activism can change and shape not only discourse, but, sometimes, the law. Speakers will discuss the brutalised menstruating body in rural Nepal, activism through film in post-Tahrir Square Egypt, and embodied transgenerational trauma. Sim Chi Yin, Sim Chi Yin, Magnum Photos Nominee, will present her performance lecture ‘One Day We’ll Understand’.


By Bus:Elephant & Castle is extremely well connected for buses across London that stop next to the College including: 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 136, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 196, 188, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 415, 453, 468, C10 and P5. Visit the Transport for London website to plan your journey.

By Tube:Both the Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station. The College is opposite the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, on the same side of the road as the Metropolitan Tabernacle. View the TFL tube map and plan your journey on the Transport for London website.

By Train:The College site is connected by Thameslink trains which stop at Elephant & Castle rail station, across the road from the College.


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