7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
26th May, 2016
This one-day conference explores the local and global landscape of social justice movements, grassroots activism and oppositional politics. With London at its heart, but not confined geographically in scope and subject matter, ‘Oppositional Energies’ seeks to draw together the work of academics, activists and artists who are researching, documenting and living various responses to inequality, oppression and injustice in all its forms.
Bringing together these voices, the conference aims to explore the political and social frameworks, origins, impact and struggles of collective movements that address areas such as: social welfare and protection, anti-austerity, gender, race and class inequalities, environmentalism, LGBTI rights, reparations, workers’ rights, social policy, education, human rights and migration.
The conference will explore a wide range of topics, including:
Keynote speaker: Professor Gurminder Bhambra, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick
This interdisciplinary conference is open to artists, activists and academics with an interest in the conference themes of social justice, grassroots activism and oppositional politics. The conference will include alternative and artistic exhibitions, presentations and performance.
Conference papers will be considered for inclusion in an edited collection.
Registration is free. The conference is being organised by Rachel Seoighe, Santiago Amietta and Carly Guest from the Centre for Social and Criminological Research at Middlesex University.