Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity: Diasporic Dialogues

Guadeloupe winter carnival, Pointe-à-Pitre parade, Photograph by Mstyslav Chernov (CC-BY SA 3.0)
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A two-day conference and exhibition exploring security and insecurity in the Caribbean through creativity

This two-day conference and associated exhibition will examine Caribbean and diasporic dialogues and the role of creativity in negotiating the in/securities surrounding such dialogues. 

The Caribbean region is a crucible for everyday negotiations between security and insecurity (in/security). Indeed, Caribbean people deploy their creative energy to live with the everyday effects of poverty, inequality and violence, whilst generating globally influential creativity in political, literary, and dance cultures. 

The conference and exhibition will consider in/security in terms of the connections between precariousness and creativity, thus bringing a fresh focus to the study of global security.

The event is a result of a collaboration between the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies (CCDS) at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Caribbean In/Securities: Creativity and Negotiation in the Caribbean (CARISCC), an international research network funded by the Leverhulme Trust, based at the University of Birmingham, which seeks to explore the interactions between the precariousness of insecure livelihoods and neighbourhoods, and the negotiation of risk through creativity, in a Caribbean context. 

Activities include an exhibition launch, keynote speakers (including Professor Hazel Carby), artist-led discussions, research panels and paper presentations distributed across the two days.

Registration costs £35 (if booked by 5 June) or £40 thereafter. Lunch and refreshments on both days are included in the registration fee.

Download the full programme here

Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library in collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London and the CARISCC research network

GoldsmithsThe Leverhulme Trust   University of Birmingham


Name: Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity: Diasporic Dialogues
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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