Discussion // History & Womxn’s Histories
March 23 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Let’s deep dive into history and the way womxn have been excluded from the narrative!
An open forum discussion focusing on the ways womxn have been excluded and minimised through history, the role of the archive and how cultural memory is produced.
This event has BSL interpretation.
Gauri Raje is an anthropologist and storyteller who works in the UK and India with adults and migrant groups. She is especially interested in the concepts of witnessing in storytelling, translation and multilingualism and embodied nature of creating stories. She has been working with organisations such as Theatre of Witness in Northern Ireland and England, Fusion Arts in Oxford, AwazFM in Glasgow and is a co-author of a book ‘Making Lives, Making Communities: Scottish Asians in Glasgow’. Her current workshops in India are based on practises of attuning to the land through play and sensory mapping work, using practises of storytelling and immersing the body in particular areas. She is a core group member of Tellers without Borders and a member of the Directory of Scottish Storytellers. She tells stories regularly over UK, Europe and India.
Mhairi Brennan has worked for several years as a television archive producer and her credits include Scotland’s Home Movies (BBC4), Boycotts and Broken Dreams (BBC1), Million Dollar American Princesses (Smithsonian Channel), and America: The Story of Us (History Channel), as well as a range of programmes for BBC Scotland about the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. She is currently completing a PhD in the Film and Television Department at the University of Glasgow, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her doctoral research focuses on the influence of television archive material on cultural memory, using BBC Scotland’s coverage of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum as a case study.
Layla-Roxanne Hill is a Director of The Ferret and a writer/artist/activist interested in decolonialism, intersectional feminism and media democracy. She holds positions within the National Union of Journalists and is Chair of the Scottish TUC Black Workers’ Committee. Layla-Roxanne has co-authored a chapter in Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Events (Routledge).
Supported by Screen Scotland.