Category Archives: Recent Events

“Show Yourself”: decolonial queer pedagogies of Frozen 2.

This post summarises an article by Kata Kyrölä and Tuija Huuki exploring Disney’s Frozen 2 from the perspective of decolonial queer pedagogies. Why did an animated movie about two young Indigenous women, trying to reconcile settler-colonial trauma, become one of the most popular animated children’s films of all time? What can films such as Frozen 2 (2019, directed by Jennifer

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Harold Rosen Book

Harold Rosen: Writings on life, language and learning, 1958-2008, published by UCL IOE Press, is a collection of writings by the influential educator and professor at the Institute of Education. Edited by John Richmond, the book includes over 50 pieces of writing grouped under three headings: the politics of language and English teaching; the role of language in learning; and

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Remixing the Classics

Hamlet the videogame? The Odyssey in VR? How can immersive, playable technologies help make old stories new? This event is the first in an AHRC seminar series, and looks at adaptation of classic literature in games and virtual worlds. ReMAP member Andrew Burn will be contributing on the subject of young people’s game versions of Macbeth. Over a quarter of

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SLADE 150 FILM

Kate Stonehill, who contributes to the new BA Media film strand, and is a professional documentary-maker, was commissioned by the Arts & Humanities faculty at UCL to create a documentary with Justin Hardy, celebrating the Slade’s 150 year anniversary. The introduction on the Slade’s website says: “Through interviews, archives, artworks, and filmography, the documentary will shed light on the Slade’s

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Reflexivity in Participatory Research: Making games with young people 

Colleagues from ReMAP met to discuss opportunities and pitfalls in participatory research, and how a reflexive approach can support a more critical and less homogenising engagement with research practices and knowledge production. Organised by Hakan Ergul, the event was led by Bruno de Paula, who presented some of his recent work developing MissionMaker and facilitating game-making workshops with young people across London. 

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Pause. Fervour. Reflections on a Pandemic.

This freely available collection co-edited by ReMAP member Marq Smith with colleagues was launched on 20th September 2021 as the first of a series of events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Journal of Visual Culture, which Marq co-edits. See below for following events. The image shown on this page shows an artwork by one of the contributors, Oreet Ashery,

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Film Education Conference

The annual Scottish film education conference, run by the Film Education Journal, took place in June 2021. The sessions are now available to watch online. The first panel, Papers from the FEJ, chaired by DARE’s Mark Reid, can be viewed here. Other sessions were chaired by DARE’s Michelle Cannon and Andrew Burn, and included a panel on film education in

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