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Culture and Mobility: Displacement, Adaptation, and Creativity Seminar


Join Journeys Festival International Portsmouth at the University of Portsmouth for a seminar exploring issues of displacement, adaptation, and culture.

It is human nature to travel, migrate, and move. These movements can be categorized as voluntary or forced, economic or political, desirable or reprehensible.

Regardless of how it is categorized, mobility is often an opportunity for learning. Many of us are familiar with the stimulating effect of going to a new place, with different languages and customs to be learned, and opportunities for socializing, work, and pleasure to be had.

Taking dance as both a demonstration and a metaphor of the power of human movement, this informal panel-based seminar will explore how cultural adaptability and creative thinking are strongly related to the long history and present-day realities of journeys, which may be taken for all kinds of reasons.

Join this discussion, featuring specially-invited leading performers, academics, and artists from around the UK.

This event is chaired by Dr. Marius Kwint, and supported by CRaB (Charles Leddy-Owen) and University of Portsmouth CCI (Denise Callender).

This event is free, and takes place from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Friday October 20th 2017.

Earlier Event: October 20
Torment at Gunwharf Quays