Migration and musical mobilities: discussing methods

Dr Katarzyna Grabska
Dr Cathy Wilcock
Wednesday 22 May 2019, 13:00 - 14:00
Spoken Language
International Institute of Social Studies
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Migration and musical mobilities: discussing methods

On 22 May 2019, ISS Associate Professor of Childhood & Youth Studies Roy Huijsmans along side Assistant Professor Katarzyna Grabska and Academic Researcher Cathy Wilcock will hold a seminar regarding their joint research on 'Migration and Musical Mobilities'. 

This joint research project concentrates on the intersection between migration and musical mobilities and its role in the production of novel political practices and subjectivities in post-conflict countries. It will do so by employing a comparative approach based on research in Sudan and Laos and among the respective diaspora.

Initial research by the applicants has identified the potential of approaching the practice of citizenship and belonging from a transnational perspective through the lens of creative practice (music and dance).

In this seminar, we discuss the methods we are using for this research, including workshops with artists and audiences, collaborative song-writing and collaborative event curation. We will discuss our approach to analysing the significance of artworks and the ethical and epistemological challenges we have encountered so far in this research process

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