From 6th – 9th June, the University of Manchester is hosting a free festival of talks, exhibitions and performances, to mark its bicentenary – titled Universally Manchester (here). The Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) has a number of events during the festival, including an art exhibition in the foyer of the Student Union building, as below…

Art in Times of Crisis, Sat 8th – Sun 9th June, UoM SU

Showcasing art and culture inspired by HCRI’s research on challenging global issues. Blurb here

Throughout the weekend, there will be multimedia displays from staff and students, including:

  • Discover the intersection of graffiti, art and peace studies through photography from Dr Birte Vogel’s groundbreaking research on peace-building.
  • Explore the challenges of and responses to climate change through multimedia narratives created by Dr. Stephanie Sodero and her students.
  • Our partners In Place of War (a peace/arts charity) have an exhibition in the same space about their work creating positive social change through creativity – here

Multimedia art will include:

  • Video: The story of the Chennai family: from rags to not to riches 
  • Mini-Workshop: Kiribati Culture and Climate Change Inspired Workshop for Children
  • Sculpture: Shifting Sands: Bedouin Mobility and Climate Change  

For more info about the display and presentations, contact HCRI via: https://www.hcri.ac.uk/connect/contact-us/