“Exploring Processes of Belonging: Participatory Visual Practice” – Nelli Stavropoulou

Wednesday 22nd November, 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Barbara Strang Teaching Centre, Seminar Room 3.31, Newcastle University

We invite you to the second of a series of talks organised by Culture Club, with Nelli Stavropoulou from Durham University.

Nelli Stavropoulou will lead us into the role of participatory arts research methods as a vehicle for self-expression for individuals from a refugee/asylum seeker background, offering new spaces of representation with Visual methods such as Digital storytelling and Photovoice.

Programme of the talk:

– 5.00 – 5.20 pm Registration
– 5.20 – 6.00 pm Talk
– 6.00 – 7.00 pm Discussion

“Visual methods such as Digital storytelling and Photovoice offer new spaces of representation that invite individuals who have experienced forced displacement to creatively explore their own understandings of belonging, sanctuary and integration. Through a mixed-methodology of participant observation, digital stories and life narratives, my research seeks to create a safe space of self-expression participants are invited to share their experiences in such a way that challenges normative conceptions of refugees and invites them to become in charge of the creative process of re-presentation.”

About Nelli Stavropoulou.

Nelli Stavropoulou is a third-year PhD student in the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, exploring the role of participatory arts research methods as a vehicle for self-expression for individuals from a refugee/asylum seeker background. Through her research she hopes to establish a model for user-led content creation that facilitates self-expression and allows for stories of forced displacement to be heard. Her current research is funded by The Leverhulme Trust, through Durham University’s Centre for Visual Art and Culture.

Moreover, Nelli would like to share with our members and researchers an event she is involved in about social issues and visual culture. It is a film programme at Tyneside Cinema as part of Freedom City 2017: https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/film-and-events/seasons-festivals/rise-ending-racism-poverty-and-war.

The event is open to Newcastle University students who are interested in becoming a member of Culture Club. See you there!

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