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This is No Longer that Place

Oliver Ressler, Emergency Turned Upside-Down, film still, 2016

Oliver Ressler, Emergency Turned Upside-Down, film still, 2016

To what extent can art affect change when addressing migration, displacement and access?

Join us to explore the capacity of artists and arts institutions to intervene in the current geopolitical climate. The debate features contributions from Professor Gurminder Bhambra, Oliver Ressler and Justinien Tribillon, and chaired by Elvira Dyangani Ose.

This is the final event in a series of discussions, screenings and debates being co-delivered by The Showroom. More information on the rest of the programme is available here.


Elvira Dyangani​ Ose

Elvira Dyangani Ose is Director of The Showroom, London and is Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, and member of the Thought Council at the Fondazione Prada. She was part of the curatorial team of the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2016 in Geneva, Curator of the eighth edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary art, (GIBCA 2015) and Curator International Art at Tate Modern (2011 – 2014). Dyangani Ose has contributed to art journals such as Nka and Atlántica and has served as guest editor of Caderno Sesc_Videobrasil 10.

Gurminder Bhambra

Gurminder Bhambra is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex. Previously she was Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick and has been Guest Professor of Sociology and History at the Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at Linnaeus University, Sweden. She is the author of Connected Sociologies, Bloomsbury, 2014, available online at open access; and the award-winning Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination, Palgrave, 2007. She recently co-edited a volume on Decolonising the University, Pluto Press, 2018.

Justinien Tribillon

Justinien Tribillon is an independent writer, researcher and editor. Exploring the topic of migration and its impact on space, he is an editor and publisher of Migrant Journal. He regularly contributes feature articles to The Guardian and is a researcher at Theatrum Mundi, a London-based charity initiated by Richard Sennett to improve our understanding of cities though education and research. He also works with architectural practices and local authorities as a consultant on urban regeneration, local economic development and public engagement. He teaches urban studies to graduate and postgraduate students at the Bartlett, University College London. He is a PhD candidate at UCL, where he is researching the socio-spatial divide between Paris central and the Banlieue. Before joining UCL, Justinien trained in social science, urban design and urban policy at Sciences Po and the LSE.

Oliver Ressler

Oliver Ressler was born in Knittelfeld, Austria in 1970, and lives and works in Vienna. He produces projects in public space, installations and films focused on issues spanning economics, democracy, migration, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. Ressler’s films have been screened as part of social movements, in art institutions and at film festivals internationally. Ressler won first prize at the Prix Thun for Art and Ethics Award in 2016. He curated A World Where Many Worlds Fit for the Taipei Biennale, 2008, an exhibition on the counter-globalisation movement. Co-curated with Gregory Sholette, It’s the Political Economy, Stupid, has been presented internationally at nine venues since 2011.

Presented in partnership with The Showroom and the Royal College of Art as part of 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, a European Cooperation project co-funded by Creative Europe.

This event has been provided by Tate Foundation on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD.

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Date & Time

8 March 2019 at 18.30–20.00

Corpus co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

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Royal College of Art

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