The Political Geographies of the Archive – online seminars, 17 & 24 September 2020

This two-part online event will look at how archives are re-activated within contemporary photographic and film practice.

During the presentations, each speaker will examine how archives are re-activated within contemporary photographic practice as potential sites of critical political significance.


Thursday 17th September 2020 (6:00 – 7:30pm), Part 1 – The Personal Is Still Political 
Sian Macfarlane, Coventry University (30 mins)
Lizzie Thynne, Professor of Film at Sussex University (30 mins)
Chair: Caroline Molloy, Programme Leader in Fine Art and Photography at UCA Farnham


Thursday 24th September 2020 (6:00 – 7:45pm), Part 2 – The Living Memory Project 
Geoff Broadway, Director of the Living Memory Project (30 mins)
Caroline Molloy, Living Memory Bursary Artist in Residence (20 mins)
Harmeet Chagger-Khan, Living Memory Artist in Residence (20 mins)
Chair: Dr Nicky Bird, Reader in Contemporary Photographic Practice, Glasgow School of Art


Project PI Lizzie Thynne will be discussing her new feature documentary, Independent Miss Craigie (2020) and the challenges of representing Craigie’s life and career, in particular, the tensions between her private and professional life, her feminism and her socialism as well as the demands of being seen as a ‘pioneer’ woman director.

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***Registration is free, but you will need to book a place via Eventbrite to receive the zoom links for the sessions. There are still some spaces for each event, but there is a limit on numbers, so please register to guarantee a place. The links will be sent out shortly before the scheduled event.