DDD15: DEATH, DIVERSITY & DECOLONISATION

SICK! Festival has been invited by Manchester Metropolitan University, on behalf of the Association ofor the Study of Death and Society to deliver a programme of cultural events as part of the 15th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal

Developed in collaboration with the Manchester Writing School, the Manchester Poetry Library, the LGBT Foundation and the Mortality Journal, the programme will comprise 6 online events – 3 of which will be presented by SICK! These free cultural events will be available for a public audience and conference delegates on the evenings of the conference between Wednesday 1st September – Saturday 4th September.

The conference will engage with the most pressing issues facing human society as it explores all aspects of death and dying in the 21st century. The underlying theme of the conference will be ‘Death, Diversity and Decolonisation’; a timely subject given the current spotlight on inequalities around the world.

The conference reaches a large, international audience of academics and others with personal or professional interest in the subject.

Due to the way the platform is set up you will receive an email saying you are registered for ‘Death Dying and Disposal’ although your access will be for the 6 free cultural events.

SÉANCERS: JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO & KAMI FLETCHER

SÉANCERS: JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO & KAMI FLETCHER

 

JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO & KAMI FLETCHER

SÉANCERS

TUESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2021
18.30 – 20.00
“What does it mean to defend the dead? To tend to the Black dead and dying: to tend to the Black person, to Black people, always living in the push toward our death?” – Christina Sharpe

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MATS STAUB: DEATH & BIRTH IN MY LIFE

MATS STAUB: DEATH & BIRTH IN MY LIFE

 

MATS STAUB

DEATH & BIRTH IN MY LIFE

TUESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2021
20.00-21.30
Powerful excerpts from Mats Staub’s installation Death & Birth In My Life, created in South Africa and in Manchester with staff from the Critical Care Unit

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TANIA EL KHOURY: GARDENS SPEAK: RITUAL & COMMEMORATION

TANIA EL KHOURY: GARDENS SPEAK: RITUAL & COMMEMORATION

 

TANIA EL KHOURY

GARDENS SPEAK: RITUAL & COMMEMORATION

FRIDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2021
19.00-20.30
Reflection on projects such as Gardens Speak, an interactive sound installation containing the oral histories of ten ordinary people who were buried in Syrian gardens

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