Not Shut Up: Creating Relational Spaces for Dialogue and ...

24 November 2015, 12:30 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Not Shut Up: Creating Relational Spaces for Dialogue and Connectedness across Boundaries and Borders

David Newman (Political Geography)
Marek Kazmierski (Former Prison Governor, Not Shut Up)
Patrick McKearney (Anthropology/Divinity)







In)security discourses, imbued with moral credibility and political authority, produce exclusion and social segregation.  This often jeopardises both perceptions of justice and active citizenship, in exchange for ‘security’. This seminar engages with non-securitised responses to different ‘risk’ populations. Marek Kazmierski (former prison Governor, previous editor of ‘Not Shut Up’ and now a publisher) will draw us into the world of the prison and the power of education to transcend divisions; Patrick McKearney (Anthropology/Divinity), will explore relational responses to the risk of violence in communities working with people with serious disabilities, and David Newman (political geography) will discuss his work in Israel on the role of space in shaping the political countours of peace processes.

Image: Prisoner art from the Institute of Criminology library



Open to all.  No registration required
Part of The Subversive Good Disrupting Power, Transcending Inequalities Research Group Seminar Series

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