Conference Programme

Week of
October 12

Gazan artists performing their play named Mahthoth 17 or “Lucky 17” in Gaza on 3 July, 2017 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
[Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
12
October2020
Dance, Violence and MemoryA keynote conversation on dance and other embodied practices as a means to study violence, memory, and their intersections, particularly in sites of conflict. Further, this keynote will address how both researchers have utilised digital archives or tools. (English)

Victoria Fortuna, dance studies scholar and
contemporary dance practitioner (Reed College)
Melissa Blanco Borelli,
Reader in Dance Theory and Performance (Royal Holloway, University of London)
5pm UK/
11am COL
Livestream
16
October2020
Embodied Methodologies to Care for Carers in Scenarios of Social Conflict and Peacebuilding
(English & Spanish) An engaging conversation about the theory and practice of “care for carers” and how to integrate the practice in the engagement with vulnerable populations, including groups of support like therapists, researchers, witnesses, among others. (English & Spanish)

Maria Estrada Fuentes, Lecturer in Drama and Theatre (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Maria Andrea Garcia, Independent Dance Movement Therapist
5pm UK/
11am COL
Livestream
19
October2020
Digital Methodologies for Analysing and Disseminating Research Alongside Communities: Ethics, Politics and PerspectivesSarah, Maria and Manuela will explore the use of digital methods and tools to conduct and disseminate research alongside artists and communities. They will share their experience of community research with older people, digital poetry and victims of conflict to discuss how the digital is transforming research and artistic/community work, its challenges and potential. (English)

Sarah Quinton, Reader in Digital Society (Oxford Brookes University)
Maria Mencia, Media artist/e-poet (Kingston University)
Manuela Ochoa, Artist and curator (Concordia University)
5pm UK/
11am COL
Livestream
23
October2020
Performance, Memory and Conflict WorldwideA curated conversation about practice-based research, taking up performance as a means of processing memories of conflict for both artists and researchers. Talks will address conflicts across the globe, including in Chile, Gaza Palestine, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. (English)

Nela Milic, artist and senior lecturer (London College of Communication)
Maria Tivnan, artistic director and PhD researcher (NUI Galway)
Maja Milatovic-Ovadia, theatre director and PhD researcher (Royal School of Speech and Drama, University of London)
Charly Monreal, physical performer and theatre maker (UK-Chile)
R.M. Sánchez-Camus, creative practitioner and co-founder of Social Art Network
5pm UK/
11am COL
Livestream
26
October2020
Documenting Memory and Conflict in Latin AmericaA curated conversation about practice-based research mapping memories of Latin American communities from Nicaragua, Argentina to ‘Pueblito Paisa’ in Seven Sisters, London. The talk explores different media to record unheard voices like dance improvisation, community archives and political mobilisation.

Pre-recorded interventions will be available on the website before the live talk; and a preview of the screen-dance documentary ‘El Cuerpo Partido’ (UK-Costa Rica; 2020) by Paula Guzzanti. (English)

Paula Guzzanti, dance lecturer (University of Malta)
Martin Zicari, PhD researcher (KU Leuven)
Alda Terracino, artist and Honorary Research Associate (University College London) & Muki Haklay, Professor Geographical Information Science (University College London)
5pm UK/
11am COL
Livestream
30
October2020
Digital Encounters and Archives to Disseminate Art Practices in Bojaya, Buenaventura, Guapi and Unguia, ColombiaThe closing event will bring together researchers and arts practitioners from Choco and Pacifico Medio in Colombia to present their work through digital performances and encounters recorded as part of the Embodied Performances project. (Spanish)
4pm UK/
11am COL
Livestream

This conference is the concluding event of a two-year research project with Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), “Embodied Performance Practices in Processes of Reconciliation, Construction of Memory and Peace in Chocó and El Pacífico Medio, Colombia” funded by the AHRC and Colciencias.

This project was supported by the University of Maryland Graduate School Faculty-Student Research Award.