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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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Theatre and Performance Studies Staff Launch 5 New Publications

On Wednesday 14th October 2020 Theatre and Performance Studies hosted a book launch from 4.30pm-6pm

During this session we celebrated the fact that researchers in Theatre and Performance Studies at Warwick will have published five monographs in the six months from July 2020:

Nicholas Drofiak - Irusan: or, Canting for Architects, gta Verlag / eth Zürich

Milija Gluhovic - Theory for Theatre Studies: Memory, Bloomsbury

Nadine Holdsworth - English Theatre and Social Abjection: A Divided Nation, Palgrave

Silvija Jestrovic - Performances of Authorial Presence and Absence: The Author Dies Hard, Palgrave

Nicolas Whybrow - Contemporary Art Biennials in Europe: the work of Art in the Complex City, Bloomsbury

Each author gave brief introduction to their book outlining the things that inspired them and the central arguments they make. There was time to ask questions and to raise a virtual glass to this achievement.


Homeless Monopoly in the Coventry Creates Exhibition

Coventry CreatesProf. Nadine Holdsworth's Homeless Monopoly game is featuring as part of Coventry Creates.

Coventry Creates is a digital exhibition of artworks created during lockdown and inspired by university research. It features 18 artistic responses to research, amongst which you’ll discover poetry about Coventry, Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matters movement. Find stories about what Coventry means to refugees, and learn about Coventry’s twinning history, women’s suffrage and how interactive games can help break down the complexities of homelessness. Hear the words of healthcare workers during the first peak of Coronavirus, and explore creative connections forged by ‘The Artist and the Prof’.

Coventry Creates is part of the ongoing work by Coventry and Warwick universities in the lead up to the City of Culture. The University Partnership has funded over 30 creative research projects, involving over 50 Coventry organisations and local communities.

https://coventrycreates.co.uk

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Tue 06 Oct 2020, 23:46 | Tags: Prof. Nadine Holdsworth

Understanding Homelessness: A Creative Toolkit - Launched Today!

Prof. Nadine Holdsworth has launched Understanding Homelessness: A Creative Toolkit. This is a fantastic resource for teachers, youth groups and voluntary organisations to use with students 14+. It aims to help young people to approach the complex issues around homelessness and contains a range of exercises: drama, visual and written. Click here to find out more.

Mon 24 Aug 2020, 11:14 | Tags: Prof. Nadine Holdsworth Research


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