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Fanon Now

© Gavin Jantjes

Explore Fanon’s legacy with artists and academics

​Join invited academics and artists for a participatory seminar exploring the legacy of radical thinker Frantz Fanon (1925-1961), whose writings, revolutionary activism and psychiatric practice explored the impact of colonialism. Topics of discussions include Fanon’s work in psychiatry, his influence on contemporary notions of race, identity and political resistance, and how his work might be understood in relation to visual culture today. Contributors will offer short presentations as prompts for wider discussions amongst participants. Please note this event takes place in the Southwark Room on Level 5 of the Switch House.


14.00 Welcome & Introduction

Dr Richard Martin (Tate)

14.15 Session 1: Contemporary Perspectives on Fanon

Chair: Dr Sara Salem (University of Warwick)
Contributors: Professor Howard Caygill (Kingston University) on Fanon and psychiatry; Dr Lucie Mercier (Kingston University) on Fanon, race and postcolonialism; and Ramon Amaro (Goldsmiths, University of London) on Fanon, race and technology (tbc)​

15.30  Break

16.00  Session 2: Fanon and Visual Culture

Chair: Dr Rizvana Bradley (University College London & Yale University)
Contributors include Dr Clive Nwonka (University of Greenwich) on Fanon and cinema, and Dr Emilia Terracciano (Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford) on Fanon and photography

17.15  Respondent

Dr Mpalive-Hangson Msiska (Birkbeck, University of London)

17.30 Close​

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Southwark Room

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

24 May 2017 at 15.00–18.00