Negative capability: island prisons, education and hope
5:30 pm to 7:15 pm, 25 October 2017
Room 828, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
To what extent, under adverse conditions, can education be a site of hope?
Drawing on narratives from those held on island prisons as punishment for their work in defending rights and equalities, the seminar considers ways in which the concept of negative capability has been understood in work on education.
In each of the settings, political prisoners forged a community around education projects, bridging divisions and inequalities associated with race, class, ethnicity, age and political orientation. The discussion attempts to nuance the concept of negative capability and to better understand education as a site of hope.
About the speaker
Elaine Unterhalter is Professor of Education and International Development at UCL Institute of Education. She has research interests in working on intersecting inequalities in education, the capability approach, and analyses of changing social policy and practice.
Alison Brady, email@example.com
The event is free to attend and open to the public. Sessions are followed by a drink with further discussion in the Students' Union for those who wish to attend. All are welcome.