This strand explores past (1960s Civil Rights) and emerging (rights struggles now – LGBT, women’s, migrant) moments of creativity and instances of possible ‘empowerment’, but also how these moments, in turn, can ‘successfully’ destabilise dominant structures.
The performance and scholarly outputs of the work will produce a ‘nothing-about-us- without-us’ approach to the project, with academic and creative outputs alike subject to dialogue and debate during and after the production/publication process. In doing so, the work will attend to some of the wider Creative Interruptions project questions:
- To what extent does co-produced research act as a creative, interrupting, destabilising and equal process? What is the role of this research in the academy and how can it work as ‘lived theory’? and
- How can connecting disconnections facilitate new and enabling bonds between communities at the peripheries?
Our Creative Interruptions Research Development project (AH/M006069/1), with Greenwich Inclusion Project pledged to connect “different stakeholders working in contexts of alterity and exclusion” and “enable an interrogation of the ethical concerns regarding researcher reflexivity”. These too are an integral part of the project conceptualisation that will be scoped further through the research and creative processes.