Date: Thursday 5 October 2017, 14.00-16.00pm
Location: Room B406, Checkland Building, Falmer (see here for details)
Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas: reflections on a number of collaborative, long-term projects for which distinct visual education and action tools were developed.
Toronto based artist, activist and academic, Professor emerita Deborah Barndt, will be giving a CUPP seminar about sharing and reflecting on a number of collaborative, long-term projects for which education and action tools were developed.
The main focus of this session will reflect Deborah's efforts to create settler-Indigenous dialogue around food sovereignty across the Americas, and includes an overview of three different photographic approaches to food issues which she has pioneered:
1) documentary photography and photo-stories as central to the Tangled Routes research on the tomato food chain in the 1990s;
2) digital photo-stories developed by her students in collaboration with local food organizations in the 2000s
3) video and multi-media platforms as research, education and action tools for food sovereignty in the current Legacies project, which has already resulted in the documentary Cross-Pollinators: Food Legacies from Earth to Table, which will be screened as part of the session.
Until 2014, Deborah was professor in the Environmental Studies program at York University, Toronto, where she developed the postgraduate Community Arts Practice certificate program. She has authored many books, including Tangled routes: women, work and globalisation and is editor, amongst other books, of Wild Fire: Art as Activism, and Viva:Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas and continues to exhibit, collaborate and write.
Further info here: www.deborahbarndt.com/site/
Deborah and her work will be introduced by Julia Winckler, University of Brighton, who studied with Deborah and also collaborated with her on a foto-novella at the Canadian Multilingual Literacy Centre in Toronto.
The session is open to all and everyone is welcome. To book please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.