Goldsmiths celebrates the life and critical influence of leading cultural theorist Stuart Hall with a week-long series of events that culminates with an international conference exploring his legacy.
Hall, who died earlier this year at the age of 82, was internationally recognised as a leading figure in the field of cultural studies and is often referred to as the ‘godfather of multiculturalism’, thanks to his expansive work exploring post-colonialism and the studies of identity, ethnicity, race, gender and diaspora.
Stuart Hall Week will include daily screenings of The Unfinished Conversation, by artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah (24 November, 6-8pm, Dept of Media and Communications). It will run daily until Sunday 30 November, along with screenings of archive interviews and documentaries.
Panel discussions taking place across the week will explore a number of Hall’s key texts. Panelists include artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien, Gilane Tawadros (chief executive, DACS), Matthew Fuller (head of Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths) and Shela Sheikh.
An exhibition, Learning from Stuart Hall: An Architectural Analysis of the Transformations of Higher Education (opening Tuesday 25 November, 5-6pm, Centre for Research Architecture), will look at Hall’s work both as an intellectual and an activist.
Next Friday Stuart-Hall-Week will close with the Stuart Hall International Conference: Conversations, Projects and Legacies. The conference is designed to re-interrogate some of the key areas in which Stuart Hall was active at different stages in his career. The first panel will explore Stuart`s legacy not only to cultural studies, media and communications studies in general, but specifically, to the relevant departments here at Goldsmiths.
Conference Committee: James Curran, Julian Henriques, Angela McRobbie and Dave Morley.
Find the full Programme go the conference here
Tickets for the conference on 28 November are sold out but the event will be live streamed at www.gold.ac.uk/live-stream/