Silence Would Be Treason / Footprint Modulation
performance, poetry, music, film event by arts-activists Platform on Sunday 28th June
+ weekend of events as part of the Footprint Modulation exhibition 27th-29th June
Justice campaign for Ken Saro-Wiwa; divestment from corrupt fuel; diaspora responses to climate refugees; miners and workers rights. In partnership with the international conference ‘Human Migration and the Environment’ www.durhamconference.eu at Durham University
Five events over three days 27th-29th June as a part of Footprint Modulation exhibition – art and interventions exploring climate change, global justice and human displacement www.footprintmodulation.net . Download PDF flyer-programme HERE .
SUNDAY 28TH JUNE (a great day out!)
7pm-11pm PERFORMANCE NIGHT: Oil, politics, poetry with a performance by Platform ‘Silence Would Be Treason’ and also Transition Durham – at EMPTY SHOP HQ
4.30pm-6.30pm DEBATE-DISCUSSION: Workers rights, migration, miners and climate change – at Miners’ Hall
2pm-4pm ARTIST PRESENTATIONS + DISCUSSION: Connecting migrant realities in the UK – at Oriental Museum
SATURDAY 27TH JUNE
2pm-4pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Art, Climate Change, Migration and Activism – at Durham Art Gallery
MONDAY 29TH JUNE
6.30pm FILM SCREENING + PANEL DISCUSSION: ‘EXIT’ film by Diller Scofidio + Renfro – at Appleby Theatre, Geography West Building, Durham University (free, but registration necessary at www.exitfilm.eventbrite.co.uk)
+ LIVE WEBCASTS OF KEYNOTE CONFERENCE SESSIONS
29th June – 1st July
Selected keynote presentations will be webcast live! No special software needed.
PREVIEW – Watch a short extract of the interview with Shahidul Alam on YouTube, right now:
FULL DETAILS BELOW (incl. performance by Platform):
PERFORMANCE NIGHT: Oil, politics, poetry with Platform and Transition Durham
Sunday 28th June, 7pm-11pm at EMPTY SHOP HQ 35c Framwellgate Bridge, DH1 4SJ www.emptyshop.org
Silence Would Be Treason: Between Nigeria and here by Platform
20 years after Ken Saro-Wiwa’s murder and Shell still haven’t cleaned up. Campaigner Jane Trowell (Platform) and poets Sai Murray and Selina Nwulu encourage you to ‘get the Bus to Nigeria’ to force change to happen in this performance by Platform.
+ De-Oiling Durham by Transition Durham
Screening of a film documenting their work to reduce Durham’s oil and fossil dependency plus live poetry from Mika Laiho and a discussion about local activism.
Workers rights, migration, miners and climate change
Sunday 28th June, 4.30pm-6.30pm at Miners Hall www.durhamminers.org
Provocative debate where Dave Douglass (trade unionist, miners historian and writer), Alex Randall (UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition) and others battle out their positions, incl. a guided tour of the art works on show at the Miners’ Hall.
Connecting migrant realities in the UK
Sunday 28th June, 2pm-4pm at Oriental Museum www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum
Presentations and discussion by artists Maya Chowdhry, Tracey Zengeni, Mazaher and Apu Chowdhury incl. guided tour of the art works.
Art, Climate Change, Migration and Activism
Saturday 27th June, 2pm-4pm at Durham Art Gallery www.dlidurham.org.uk
Gallery tour, talks and discussion with artist Kooj Chuhan, Alex Randall (UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition), Janet Stewart (Director, Centre for Visual Arts and Culture) and Andrew Telford (climate change researcher, Geography Dept, Durham University).
‘EXIT’ film by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (USA): Screening + panel discussion
Mon 29th June, 6.30pm at Appleby Theatre, Geography West Building, Durham University
Digital film-art visualising climate migration data, a recognised key work addressing the theme. Free public tickets available online at www.exitfilm.eventbrite.co.uk . A part of the ‘Human Migration & Environment’ conference www.durhamconference.eu .
Footprint Modulation exhibition continues to 5th July www.footprintmodulation.net .