Date and Time

8th May 2023


Ironworks Studios
30 Cheapside, Brighton, BN1 4GD

Speakers and Artists
  • Erin James

Join Erin James, the Sussex University Stuart Hall Fellow 2023, and special guests for a radical reimagining of archival research through poetry and performance.

Challenging assumptions about what an ‘academic event’ might look like, and who it can include, The Live Archive seeks out new and exciting possibilities for the future of decolonising education and academia.

Weaving together poetry performances and live debate, this is not your typical panel discussion. An experiment, an invitation, a call to action.

Organised by Sussex University in partnership with Stuart Hall Foundation.

Speakers and Artists

Erin James

Erin James is a Brighton-based multi-disciplinary artist, with a focus on the merging of art and activism through her practices. She is the founder of the socially engaged zine Tough Cookie, as well as a poet, DJ, photographer and curator. She is the 2023 Stuart Hall Fellow at Sussex University, focussing her research on poetry and music as an alternative output for academic research and archiving, asking the question: “How can creative practices such as poetry, music and creative writing be used as an alternative output for historical research, academic prose and historical archiving?” All of Erin’s work revolves around mental health, activism, using joy as an antidote to hate, and normalising “stigmatised” subjects.