Turner Prize nominee to headline UWTSD Activism Week 2021


23.04.2021

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is delighted to be launching its annual UWTSD Activism Week next week.

Project coordinator Ariel Caine tests a 'community satellite' rig in Istanbul, Turkey. (Forensic Architecture) © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, 2021

UWTSD Activism Week runs from Monday 26th April – Friday 30th April 2021, and will feature fantastic guest speakers such as Stefanos Levidis of Turner Prize nominated art collective Forensic Architecture as the headliner.

The event run by staff and students from the Photography department at UWTSD will this year highlight socially engaged practice, and feature other guest speakers also including  Fox Irving (artist/producer, Women Working Class group), and  Swansea-based artist Owen Griffiths. 

The programme will also include the launch of new Wales based queer artist collective ‘On Your Face’, alumni talks, free yoga/meditation and art-therapy sessions along with community creative workshops.

 

 

Installation view of 'Maps of Defiance' at the London Design Biennale 2018 (Peter Kelleher/Victoria & Albert Museum) © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, 2021

Siân Addicott, Head of Undergraduate Photography at UWTSD said: “This year’s Activism Week aims to encourage collaborative practice between students, local creatives and community groups. The pandemic has been a time of greater isolation for many and has inevitably had an impact on mental health. Events during Activism Week will explore the benefits of community and creative collaboration, the relationship between visual art and social change, as well as offering opportunities to participate in art-therapy workshops and well-being yoga/meditation sessions.”

Artist/Producer Fox Irving added: “I am really happy to return after a fantastic Activism Week in 2020. Building on relationships we made last year, I hope to support and build even more creative collaborations with the University through mentoring sessions and group discussions”

Due to current restrictions events will be taking place online. For updates follow @ffoto_swansea on Instagram For further information/links to online sessions contact Siân Addicott 

 

Forensic Architecture's researchers work with members of the NGO Yazda, training them in documentation techniques. (Forensic Architecture) © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, 2021

Note to Editor

Image Credits:

Image 1 Project coordinator Ariel Caine tests a 'community satellite' rig in Istanbul, Turkey. (Forensic Architecture) © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, 2021

Image 2 Installation view of 'Maps of Defiance' at the London Design Biennale 2018 (Peter Kelleher/Victoria & Albert Museum) © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, 2021

Image 3 Forensic Architecture's researchers work with members of the NGO Yazda, training them in documentation techniques. (Forensic Architecture) © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, 2021

Further Information

Lowri Thomas, Principal Communications and PR Officer

07449 998476

lowri.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk