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by Ingrid Rodrick Beiler (Oslo Metropolitan University) and Joke Dewilde (University of Oslo) During the first ETHER seminar, Adam Jaffer and Thea Pitman talked about their fascinating work with different communities to create inclusive exhibitions. Their provocations and the following conversations reminded us about the complexities of representation – when...

Author: Cornelia F. Bock, Universität Hamburg, June 2021 The ETHER Seminar One “The Art of Seeing and Hearing the Other” was very inspiring and thought-provoking in many respects as it brought together different perspectives on the nature and the perception of, but mainly on the encounter and possible engagement with...

Author: Sarah-Jane Mason, June 2021 ETHER Reflection Prompt We are particularly interested in what stood out for you in the seminar, in any (even if tentative) connections you are making in relation to your own creative practice and/or in any questions that have arisen for you. #flattenthehierarchy #ceilidhseminars #theorythatgrooves ETHER...

ETHER Blog Post: ‘De-colonising the curriculum’ and enabling the telling of whole, diverse stories by Kate Fellows Over the last few months, we have had a few conversations with local primary teachers (teaching age 5-11) that have begun thus… ‘Hello Leeds Museums and Galleries, what resources have you got for...

ETHER Guest Blog Post – April 2021: Home-Hame-Дом-Dom – Encountering Difference and Attempting to Create a Shared Feeling of Belonging, by Claire Needler Home-Hame-Дом-Dom was a community engagement project that used culture and creativity to break down social barriers and create a feeling of community belonging. The project aim was...

ETHER Blog Post – March 2021 When we see that kind of language, “someone is going to jail” by Joke Dewilde and Ingrid Rodrick Beiler We knew we were doing something wrong when our potential participants reacted to our consent form as if it were a summons from secret police....

ETHER Blog Post – January 2021: Marginally Fannish by Parinita Shetty Marginally Fannish is a fan podcast created as a part of my PhD project. My co-participants and I explored various aspects of intersectionality in some of our favourite media texts and their fandoms. My co-participants and I come from...

ETHER Blog Post – January 2021 Lacuna Festivals by Sarah-Jane Mason Lacuna Festivals (we/our) was founded in Lanzarote in 2019 as a festival run by and for practising, contemporary artists. The ethos of the festival is that there is an intrinsic value in art that transcends differences and goes beyond...

ETHER Blog Post – December 2020 Shortcomings by Jonathan Dove It seemed like such a good idea, to write a piece of music which would tell the true story of a refugee’s journey to this country.  Why was it proving so hard?  Why was it taking so long to find...