World Refugee Day Annual Lecture - 20 June 2018

World Refugee Day Annual Lecture - 20 June 2018

Issued: Tue, 15 May 2018 15:30:00 BST

Do you get my drift?: ‘Sankofa’ and the Arts of Integrating the old with the new

Wed 20 June 2018, 16:00 – 17:45, Room 224 - Graham Kerr Lecture Theatre, Graham Kerr Building

With Gameli Tordzro, Tawona Sithole, Naa Densua Tordzro

This lecture mines the contested concept of Integration for its history, variation and substance. It considers the important work of law and social policy in developing frameworks and duties for integration, especially with regard to the work of New Scots Integration Strategy, Scotland. It then moves to examine the place of concepts of integration in conflict transformation, international relations and trauma healing. Finally it develops understandings of integration from indigenous sources of knowledge, looking at the concept of sankofa, indigenous practices of integration, and the decolonial thought.

With the new focus on languages and arts in the processes in individual and intercultural integration the lecture will work multilingually and artistically, as well as through more traditional forms of research presentation.


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