Around the Corner—Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity: Diasporic Dialogues

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Not to be missed: “Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity: Diasporic Dialogues” will take place on Sunday, June 25, and Monday, June 26, 2017 at The Knowledge Centre, British Library (at 96 Euston Road), London, United Kingdom. This two-day event will include a conference and an art/research exhibition speaking to the theme of Caribbean and diasporic dialogues. [See our previous post Extended Deadline for Caribbean Insecurities and Creativity Diasporic Dialogues/ and the British Library events page.] The keynote speakers will be Professors Wayne Modest and Hazel Carby. [Conference fee—£40—includes lunch and refreshments on both days.]

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Description: Following our diaspora-focused conference in 2016, this year’s two-day event will include a conference and an art and research exhibition speaking to the theme of Caribbean and diasporic dialogues where the role of creativity is highlighted in negotiating the in/securities permeating such dialogues. The event is a result of 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 and seeking to explore interactions between the precariousness of insecure livelihoods and neighbourhoods, and the negotiation of risk through creativity, in a Caribbean context. CARISCC deploys the term ‘in/securities’ to foreground the interplay between security and insecurity as negotiated and shaped by everyday interactions and responses as much as by top-down processes and formal politics.

Papers will address Caribbean and diaspora in/securities literally, culturally and ontologically and / or in comparison relative to the wider diaspora; cross-disciplinary explorations identified within our various practices; and perspectives that address and/or complicate a nuanced understanding of Caribbean in/securities, tensions and responses in terms of creative expression in the region, across the diaspora, and within a global and profoundly uneven world.

For more information and to download the full programme, see https://www.bl.uk/events/caribbean-in-securities-and-creativity-diasporic-dialogues-exhibition-and-conference#

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