Cultural Exchanges Festival 2020
This year's festival highlights include:
We are thrilled to welcome renowned historian, broadcaster, film-maker and presenter David Olusoga. David is author of The World’s War (winner of the First World War Book of the Year in 2015) and Black and British: A Forgotten History. An award-winning documentary maker, his most recent TV series include the highly acclaimed A House Through Time and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). An expert on military history, empire, race and slavery, David is one of the three presenters on the BBC’s landmark arts series ‘Civilisations’. For Cultural eXchanges he is in conversation with Serena Dyer (DMU) about history, TV and his highly successful series A House Through Time. Early booking recommended.
Travis Alabanza is a writer, theatre maker and performer based in London. In the last four years they have been noted by numerous publications and figures as one of the most prominent emerging figures in trans art and public thought. Their work has appeared in The Guardian, BBC, Dazed, ID, Vice as well as performing and speaking in venues across countries such as The Tate, ICA, V&A, Harvard University, Oxford and more. Their recent show Burgerz toured across the UK and Europe in 2019, winning the Total Theatre Edinburgh Fringe Award, voted Guardian Readers Favourite show, and acclaimed success after a sold out run at Southbank Centre. Travis Alabanza works to archive and discuss the issues facing gender non-conforming and trans people, at the intersections of class and sexuality. They are joined in conversation by Roisin Forde, DMU Student Union’s LGBTQ representative.
Cultural eXchanges is honoured to welcome via live link iconic fashion designer Katharine Hamnett. Hamnett is one of the pioneers of modern British fashion. She invented the much copied slogan t-shirt, was the first to use distressed denim, and championed organic cotton long before many were aware of the damage that conventional production causes to the environment. Katharine Hamnett, especially so in the 1980's, influenced both British popular culture and politics through the strength of her work. She was also the first designer to win the British Fashion Council's 'Designer of the Year' award in 1984. An outspoken designer she has been championing sustainability in fashion for 30 years. In this ‘In Conversation…’ she talks to Dr Claire Lerpiniere (DMU) about ethical industry practices and her fight for sustainability within the fashion industry. Early booking recommended.
NB. Katharine Hamnett’s appearance is via live link.
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