diversity Valentines event

Diversity Valentine’s event – 14 February

Professor Aylish Wood and Dr Kaitlyn Regehr from the departments of Film and Media  at the School of Arts have organised an event entitled Diversity and Disruption: An Intersectional Valentine on behalf of the School of Arts’ Film, Media and Culture Research Cluster and the Identity, Politics and the Arts Research Cluster. The event will take place at the School of Arts on Thursday 14 February 2019, from 10.00 to 16.00.

Opening dialogues around the challenges diversity offers to theories and practices in visual and online cultures, this event combines short interdisciplinary and interactive workshops to provoke questions on the diversity of images, diversity in themes and the making of visual and online cultures. Taking place on 14 February, Diversity and Disruption is positioned as an alternative love event, which additionally considers connectivity, digital intimacy, intersectionality and representation in the post-digital age.

There are a variety of sessions to attend throughout the day, run by Dr Kaitlyn Regehr (Kent), Professor Amanda Perry-Kessaris (Kent), Shiva Zarabadi (UCL), Professor Jessica Ringrose (UCL), Amelia Jenkinson (Sexplain), Dr Christina Kim (Kent), Dr Sara de Bendictus (Brunel University), Mojisola Adebayo, and Dr Helen Brooks (Kent).

The available sessions include a craft workshop drawn from a Mayor of London commissioned project which explores gender and advertising,  workshops on the perception of diversity, 3D modelling as a form of communication, a Q&A session with actor and director Mojisola Adebayo, and a badge-making workshop on the subject of period poverty.

Please click on our School of Arts webpages to view a full schedule of events, and to book your free tickets for Diversity and Disruption.