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Project ImageTOP STORY: Website Launched exploring climate crisis with young people in the UK and Uganda

Breathe in –
With one breath, what concerns you most about the climate crisis?
Breathe out

Breathe in –
With one breath, who needs to change?
Breathe out

Breathe in –
With one breath, what can you do?
Breathe out

The air that we breathe connects us - with each breath we take, we inhale oxygen that sustains us and pollutants that endanger us. The products we consume, the ways we travel, the forests we decimate – our local actions have global implications.

Dr Bobby Smith has collaborated with young people, Highly Sprung Performance Company (UK), Rafiki Theatre (Uganda) and the visual artists Becky Warnock and Ashley James Brown to explore the local and global challenges of the climate crisis.

The project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's 'Engaging Young People with Climate Research' funding stream. It resulted in an experimental, online artwork titled With One Breath. The website brings together physical performance, photography and visual arts as well as creative writing to offer provocations for action on the climate crisis. Young people in the UK and Uganda participated in a series of workshops which aimed to bring together participatory practices drawing on photography and Theatre of the Oppressed methods. It is hoped that this short project can feed into longer-term initiatives which build on the learning that has taken place.

You can explore the website here https://www.withonebreath.world/

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Website Launched exploring climate crisis with young people in the UK and Uganda

Breathe in –

With one breath, what concerns you most about the climate crisis?

Breathe out

Breathe in –

With one breath, who needs to change?

Breathe out

Breathe in –

With one breath, what can you do?

Breathe out

The air that we breathe connects us - with each breath we take, we inhale oxygen that sustains us and pollutants that endanger us. The products we consume, the ways we travel, the forests we decimate – our local actions have global implications.

Dr Bobby Smith has collaborated with young people, Highly Sprung Performance Company (UK), Rafiki Theatre (Uganda) and the visual artists Becky Warnock and Ashley James Brown to explore the local and global challenges of the climate crisis.

The project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's 'Engaging Young People with Climate Research' funding stream. It resulted in an experimental, online artwork titled With One Breath. The website brings together physical performance, photography and visual arts as well as creative writing to offer provocations for action on the climate crisis. Young people in the UK and Uganda participated in a series of workshops which aimed to bring together participatory practices drawing on photography and Theatre of the Oppressed methods. It is hoped that this short project can feed into longer-term initiatives which build on the learning that has taken place.

You can explore the website here https://www.withonebreath.world/

Wed 02 Mar 2022, 21:28 | Tags: Research Dr Bobby Smith

2022 Artist in Residence Announced

GertrudeAfrican Women's Playwright Network and Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2022 artist-in-residence fellowship will be actor/playwright/ director/activist/educator Getrude Vimbayi Munhamo-Pfumayaramba from Zimbabwe who will be with us for 8-10 weeks to develop her new work, SIZWE (NATION), which will look at ethnic hatred that has led to genocide in various nations to answer the question, ‘what now?’

Mon 24 Jan 2022, 10:03 | Tags: AWPN

Dr Julia Peetz's Chapter Publication and Book Launch

Resonances of Butler Dr Julia Peetz has published a chapter in the new volume Bodies that Still Matter: Resonances of Judith Butler. The book was published in July and a formal book launch will take place online on Zoom on 21 September 2021 at 20:00 CEST. The book has contributions from Butler herself, as well as Jean-Luc Nancy, Erika Fischer-Lichte and many others. You can find out more about the volume here and you can book a place at the virtual book launch using this link.
Fri 03 Sep 2021, 12:02 | Tags: Publications Research Dr Julia Peetz

Prof. Nadine Holdsworth on Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey

Nadine has recorded a one-hour interview on Shelagh Delaney's play A Taste of Honey for 'The Play Podcast'. Hear what she has to say by using the link below:

https://www.theplaypodcast.com/029-a-taste-of-honey-by-shelagh-delaney/ 

Mon 16 Aug 2021, 14:57 | Tags: Prof. Nadine Holdsworth Research

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