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Building Bridges Conference

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Building Bridges Conference

The Building Bridges Conference will host a wide range of presenters from across the globe, exploring contemporary topical issues of decolonisation and its socio-political structures.

  • From: Monday 4 April 2022, 9 am
  • To: Thursday 7 April 2022, 5 pm
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG
  • Cost: Free
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Event details

Following the launch of our Call for Papers last year, we are delighted to announce that the Building Bridges Conference will take place from the 4th – 7th April 2022. The conference is part of the Formations series run by researchers from the Postcolonial Study Centre at Nottingham Trent University and the Bonington Gallery. Hosting a wide range of presenters from across the globe, papers explore contemporary topical issues of decolonisation and its socio-political structures. The conference is open to discussions and deconstructions of long-held dominant ideologies and narratives which function to sustain the invisibility of colonial and empirical legacies in the contemporary world. Building Bridges aims to highlight alternative ways of thinking about the world and alternative forms of political practices. By thinking critically about the need to unbuild, to deconstruct, and to destabilise the kind of connections and structures that uphold Eurocentric and colonial frames of reference as ‘universal’, we seek to upend stories of encounter and demonstrate the pervasive influence of conquest narratives in the present day.

We are delighted to confirm that our keynote speakers are:

The conference will feature a reading from Leone Ross, from her new novel This One Sky Day. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session with the writer, discussing her writing process and her thoughts on creative form in a postcolonial world.

For more information about the conference and registration, see our website and follow us on Twitter @buildbridgesntu.

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Bonington Gallery
Bonington Building
Dryden Street

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