This two-part event explores the use of film to tell sociological stories about place and belonging.
It marks the final stage of the ESRC project funded project 'The Choreography of Everyday Multiculture: bowling together?' .
The first part of the event is an afternoon workshop aimed at those interested in video and film methods. It brings together three teams of researchers and film-makers to discuss the process of collaboration and the potential of using film in social research. Registration is required.
Venue: Media Resources Building 5 screen 1 (12.30-5.30) Speakers: Emma Jackson (Goldsmiths), Esther Johnson (Sheffield Hallam University), Andy Lee (London College of Fashion), Nirmal Puwar (Goldsmiths), Ben Rogaly (University of Sussex).
The second part of the event is a website launch and screening of the film 'Bowling Together: Portrait of a League' by Andy Lee and Emma Jackson. This is open to all and will be accompanied by a wine reception.
Venue: St James Hatcham Church G05 (6pm-8.30pm)
The event is free. When booking please choose between Part 1 Part 2, or both.
Speakers and Films:
Emma Jackson, Goldsmiths, University of London
Esther Johnson, Royal College of Art, London
Andy Lee, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Nirmal Puwar, Goldsmiths, University of London
Clare Rishbeth, University of Sheffield
Ben Rogaly, University of Sussex
Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches (Johnson, 2015) illuminates the thoughts and memories of frequent users of two public spaces in London: General Gordon Square, Woolwich and St Helier Open Space, Sutton.
Bowling Together? Portait of a League (Lee and Jackson, 2016): In the middle of Finsbury Park, a busy and fast-changing area of North London, sits the local institution of Rowans ten pin bowling alley. This short documentary about Rowans' bowling league is the product of a collaboration between a sociologist, Emma Jackson, and a film-maker, Andy Lee.
Cinema III (Puwar and Sharma, 2009): Menace and melancholia as layered textures explore complex histories. Space, sound, colour, stone and paper mutate. Differing intimacies to a cinema which has sat as a ruin for over twenty years, is due for demolition and was once a thriving cinema scene are evoked by the voices of three characters.
Kabhi Ritz, Kabhie Paladium (Puwar and Powar, 2003): Through interviews with local people, Kabhi Ritz Kabhie Palladium explores the history of Coventry's Asian cinema scene from the 1940s to the 1970s.
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