University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham
Friday, July 1, 2022
Monday, July 4, 2022
The Park, Cheltenham Spa, GL50 2RH Details of online attendance can be found at the conference websites
South West England
The University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham (Park Campus_

We are delighted to welcome the internationally exhibited artist Anne-Marie Creamer as our keynote speaker. Her lecture, Bittersweet Longing, The Impossible Return, explores the creative potential of unbelonging, the lost and the uncanny. She will also discuss the loss and remembering through her recent film Dear Friend I can no longer hear your voice, made in collaboration with the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.

The in-person and online event will also explore concepts that are key to the personal, social and political transformations brought about by events such as wars, climate change and migration, combined with reflections on their impact on domestic concerns such as housing, the rising cost of living and identity.

It will include speakers from The University of Gloucestershire and other UK institutions as well as the University of Montreal, the Norwegian Theatre Academy, COMSTATS University Islamabad, University of Porto and Konstfack Stockholm University.

Other presentations will include ‘No Place Like Home: Exploring policy discourses around unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the UK’ and ‘The Rootless Forest: Stories of change, home and relocation from people affected by the Afghan conflict’.

Writer and artist Denis Esakov, formerly living in Moscow and now resident in Berlin, will present works which explore concepts of homeland, warland and ‘Russianness’, while other presentations include an examination of the Capitol Hill riots in the United States, and the British South Asia contribution to shaping Britain.

Please join us in person or virtually at the University’s Park Campus on Friday, 1 July and online on Monday, 4 July. Each event is free via Eventbrite and will feature a separate programme of speakers and presentations.

For more information contact Kirsten Adkins [email protected]  and  Tony Clancy [email protected]