inReach is convened at CRASSH by Kelly Fagan Robinson (Leverhulme and Isaac Newton Trust ECR Fellow, Department of Social Anthropology & Research Fellow and Postgraduate Tutor at Clare Hall).

About inReach – /ɪn riːtʃ/

  1. inside the distance to which someone can stretch out their hand.
  2. within the capacity of someone to attain or achieve something
  3. (inversion of ‘outreach’) considers the expertise of those usually closed off from academic and artistic reception.

The term ‘inReach’ signifies any action which reshapes elite institutions as inclusive domains through centrally placing work by people otherwise absent in traditional arts and academic spaces. This series will critically question and therefore set to prove false the too-common trope that certain people are ‘hard to reach.’ By bringing artists, academics, and key local publics together via CRASSH, inReach will amplify the underacknowledged value of lived expertise of socially marginalised people, while also fostering ongoing debates about transience, stigma and inequality in the UK.

Events & exhibition

inReach Youth Summit
inReach – /ɪn riːtʃ/: Youth Summit
7 Oct 2023 10:00 - 17:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

A youth summit organised by Kelly Fagan Robinson (Department of Anthropology, University of Cambridge)

inReach Seminar Series
Scene & Heard in Somers Town
14 Nov 2023 17:00 - 18:30, Online

Seminar with Rosalind Paul MBE (CEO & Artistic Director, Scene & Heard)

Hooyo: housing, motherhood, and racialised citizenship in Birmingham’s Somali community
21 Nov 2023 17:00 - 18:30, Online

Seminar with Nikita Simpson (SOAS), Suad Duale (Psychotherapist and PhD Candidate, Wolverhampton) and Elizabeth Storer (Queen Mary University)

Decentring disasters in disaster risk reduction: promoting life history research with children and older people
28 Nov 2023 17:00 - 18:30, Online

Seminar with Chika Watanabe (Senior Lecturer of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester)

Negotiated being
5 Dec 2023 17:00 - 18:30, Online

Seminar with Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne/Max Planck)

Category trouble: an errant phenomenology of stigma and care
16 Jan 2024 17:00 - 18:30, Online

Seminar with Cheryl Mattingly (Aarhus University & University of Southern California)

How are children’s voices heard?
23 Jan 2024 17:00 - 18:30, Online

Seminar with Carol Homden CBE (Chief Executive at Coram & Chair of the National Autistic Society)

Alegropolitics of connection: reaching out on the dance floor
30 Jan 2024 17:00 - 18:30, Online

Seminar with Ananya Jahanara Kabir FBA (King’s College London) and Magna Gopal (Empowerment coach)

Unlocking touch
20 Feb 2024 17:00 - 18:30, Online

Seminar with Carey Jewitt (UCL Knowledge Lab) and collaborating artists

inReach exhibition, workshops, and panel discussion for the Cambridge Festival 2024
inReach: a mixed media exhibition of lived expertise
18 Mar 2024 - 12 Apr 2024 09:00 - 17:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

An exhibition at the Cambridge Festival 2024.

Education, exclusion and citizenship
19 Mar 2024 17:00 - 18:30, Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

inReach panel discussion

Exhibition opening | inReach: a mixed media exhibition of lived expertise
19 Mar 2024 18:30 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Exhibition opening

inReach artist takeover | Ministry of Stories: “My hero is not like the heroes in the movies”
25 Mar 2024 09:30/10:00 - 13:00, Atrium, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

A workshop with Ministry of Stories at the Cambridge Festival 2024

inReach artist takeover | Bat Choir: listening stick workshop
26 Mar 2024 09:30/10:00 - 12:30, Atrium, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

A workshop by the bat choir collective at the Cambridge Festival 2024.

Event recordings

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