Happenings - Live Response Session

Traverse Theatre in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh

Tue 15 Dec, 7pm

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About

Usually at times like these, we’d look to our cultural institutions to hold space where we could come together to have important and impassioned conversations about the most important issues of the day; share our ideas and create fresh visions for the future.

Happenings are our response to this need.

Every month we’ll present pieces from artists, academics, cultural leaders, citizens or political representatives reflecting on an urgent societal issue, in their own way. They will aim to provoke and challenge as well as entertain, ultimately asking how we can create a more equitable society that gives a voice and a chance to everyone.

Current Happenings from Dael Orlandersmith, May Sumbwanyambe and Natasha Thembiso Ruwona explore the representation and misrepresentation of Black people. This live response session is where you can ask your questions directly to the creators involved.

We also welcome you to respond either through commenting on the videos or using the #TravHappenings hashtag on social media, ahead of the live response session.

Happenings are presented in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.

The Traverse is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

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