Forthcoming Events

GEECS seminar Series 2017 - Carnival Narratives

February 22, 2017 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ATRiuM, Zen Room (CA B403)

Carnival Narratives, Dr Rob Smith and Dr Adeyola Dewis

This presentation will report on our collaboration to create the video ‘Carnival’ which explores themes of migration, alienation and ‘rootlessness’ through music, movement and visual art. We will also examine our collaborative process and struggle with the presentation of concrete cultural ideas through non-semantic media.

We will be referring to the portrayal of characters with specific stories in Leah Gordon’s book Kanaval: Vodou, ploitics and revolution on the streets of Haiti (London, Soul Jazz Publishing, 2010) as well as our own experiences of Carnival as researchers and participant performers.

Rooted in freedom and transformation through personal, social and political performances, Carnival utilizes core forms of ritual, resistance, parody and imitation. We have drawn from this and other carnivalesque manifestations outside of traditional Carnival spaces. By offering such performances, via video, we engage questions around the public and private aspects of carnival and the potential role of spectacle in embodied practices.

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GEECS seminar Series 2017 - Forgotten mobilities

March 8, 2017 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ATRiuM, Zen Room (CA B403)

Forgotten mobilities: hidden (hoof)prints in the landscape, Dr Ceri Price

Our project seeks to uncover the stories of the hidden hoofprints inscribed upon Welsh ways through the now largely forgotten practice of droving. This carefully regulated anthrozoological entanglement transported beasts on the hoof from distant fields to London markets and, in doing so, this quotidian network not only left its mark upon the physical landscape, but it also enabled an early connection with the wider world at every scale – the global, the local and the individual – and provided a conduit for the transfer of knowledges and cultural changes, imprints of which endure today. Having discovered what little remains in the formal archive, we reflect on what we have uncovered and the direction we shall take from here.

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Storytelling for Health

June 15, 2017 7 p.m. June 17, 2017 – 9 p.m.

various venues, Swansea

We are delighted to be working on the Storytelling for Health conference with ABMU Health board.

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