UNESCO Chair Inaugural Lecture 20 June 2017

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017
Time: 18:00 - 19:15 (doors open: 5.30pm)
Venue: Boyd Orr Lecture Theatre 1
Speaker: Professor Alison Phipps OBE, PhD, BA (hons), FRSE, FRSA, FAcSS

The University of Glasgow has been invited by UNESCO’s Director General to join its prestigious universities network (the UNESCO Chairs) and establish the first UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts. The Chair will be held by Professor Alison Phipps OBE, PhD, BA (hons), FRSE, FRSA, FAcSS, and is the first UNESCO Chair to investigate Refugee Integration.

This lecture will explore the role language and arts play in societal integration and the creative processes at work in intercultural encounters. In particular it will offer a critique and development of existing understanding of integration and explore new possibilities. The lecture will involve the work of Gameli Tordzro and Tawona Sithole, artists in residence with the UNESCO Chair.

Please note that this lecture will be filmed.

This lecture is free and open to the public, however it is currently sold out. Please register your interest by emailing your details to daoevents@glasgow.ac.uk to be added to the waitlist. 

We will also stream the event online with Independence Live here

If you miss the event, you can watch the lecture afterwards on Independence Live's website.  Professor Alison Phipps will also repeat her lecture during The Solas Festival 2017, 23-25 June, where she is curating a strand of talks and performance events. 

Independence Live is a collective of citizen livestreamers who produce live video at events. For more information please visit: http://independencelive.net/about


UNESCO Project at Solas Festival 23 - 25 June 2017

Date: Friday 23 - Sunday 25 June 2017
Location: The Bield at Blackruthven, Tibbermore, Perth, PH1 1PY
Line Up: Professor Alison Phipps, Noyam African Dance Institute, Seeds of Thought, Ha Orchestra and more...  
Website: www.solasfestival.co.uk 

Solas Festival is hosting a unique showcase of cultural events under the theme of Home in partnership with Prof. Alison Phipps, the first UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts; GRAMNet, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Alison’s work relates to the themes of home, land, languages – mother tongues and acquired languages, of refugee and asylum and displacement and of the way in which the arts and spirituality in particular might aid processes of integration and new belongings in communities providing a home for those who have been displaced.

For further information and tickets, please visit www.solasfestival.co.uk