The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Artefacts of Resistance: Creating Archives of Transnational Protest Movements

20 January 2023, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Artefacts of Resistance

A DPU Dialogues in Development event to launch the project "Artefacts of Resistance: Creating Archives of Transnational Protest Movements" commissioned by Imagining Future grant and in collaboration with Kings College London and the Royal Academy of Arts

Event Information

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Raktim Ray


Room 403
Senate House, Malet Street

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Recent resistance movements across the globe highlight spatial occupation as an important praxis to exert right to the city. However, neoliberal and nationalist states increasingly crimina­lise rights of assembly and expression and coercively stifle dissent. 
At this juncture, the project seeks to explore how archives can become an oeuvre of solidarity for local(ised) acts of resistance against global(ised) forms of oppression? 

The project team will give an overview of our project and will showcase some of the artistic collaborations made as part of the project.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception from 18:00pm


Dr Raktim Ray (Development Planning Unit, UCL) and 
Dr Srilata Sircar (India Institute, King's College London) 
Welcome note and summary

Mukul Patel (Royal College of Art, emergence.is) 
Architecture of Archiving 

Dr Ufaque Paiker (Ashoka University): 
Muslim Women on Street: Redefining Gender and Islam

Dr Kalpana Wilson (Department of Geography, Birkbeck) 
International Development, Racialised Diasporas and Radical Solidarities

Dr David Featherstone (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow) Trade Unions and Spaces of Democratisation in Britain, the Caribbean and Greece 

Manu Luksch (Royal College of Art) Performing Visibility and Anonymity