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11th December 2023 / Video

Arundhati Roy – Things That Can and Cannot Be Said: The dismantling of the world as we knew it

The Stuart Hall Foundation’s Annual Autumn Keynote with Arundhati Roy, September 2022. In the twenty-five years since the release of her…

"I write a theoretical diary, informed by Stuart Hall’s writings."
"I write a theoretical diary, informed by Stuart Hall’s writings."
26th March 2024 / Article

a map without guarantees: Stuart Hall and Palestinian geographies

By: Hashem Abushama

I write a theoretical diary, informed by Stuart Hall’s writings.

1st August 2023 / Audio

Living Archives Podcast Episode 1: Ingrid Pollard & Rudy Loewe

In this, the first conversation in the Living Archives series, we sit down with Ingrid Pollard and Rudy Loewe to discuss the links between their…

4th April 2023 / Audio

Announcing the Locating Legacies Podcast in Partnership with Pluto Press – Featuring Chris Browne, Gracie Mae Bradley and Orsod Malik

We are excited to announce the Locating Legacies Podcast – a fortnightly podcast created by the Stuart Hall Foundation and co-produced by Pluto…

11th December 2023 / Video

Jacqueline Rose: What is a Subject? Politics and Psyche After Stuart Hall

The Stuart Hall Foundation welcomed renowned public intellectual Jacqueline Rose for our 6th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation at Conway…

"the different ways in which Hall articulated his evolving sense of Marxism"
31st January 2022 / Article

Stuart Hall, a Peerless Mediator

By: Gregor McLennan, Bruce Robbins, Angela McRobbie, Brett St Louis, Catherine Hall

"the different ways in which Hall articulated his evolving sense of Marxism"
31st January 2022 / Article

Stuart Hall, a Peerless Mediator

By: Gregor McLennan, Bruce Robbins, Angela McRobbie, Brett St Louis, Catherine Hall

the different ways in which Hall articulated his evolving sense of Marxism

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21st June 2022 / Audio

The Conversation Continues: We Are Still Listening by Trevor Mathison (audio)

The Conversation Continues: We Are Still Listening is a 40-minute immersive soundscape from artist Trevor Mathison that offers a re-examination…

20th June 2023 / Audio

Locating Legacies Episode 6: ‘Abolition in the UK’ with Ruth Wilson Gilmore

In the sixth and final episode of Locating Legacies, series host Gracie Mae Bradley speaks to Ruth Wilson Gilmore. Often dismissed or set aside…

1st August 2023 / Audio

Living Archives Podcast Episode 1: Ingrid Pollard & Rudy Loewe

In this, the first conversation in the Living Archives series, we sit down with Ingrid Pollard and Rudy Loewe to discuss the links between their…

6th June 2023 / Audio

Locating Legacies Episode 5: ‘Queer Class Politics’ with Sita Balani

In episode 5 of Locating Legacies, series host Gracie Mae Bradley speaks to Sita Balani. They explore the legacies of queer liberation struggles…

12th September 2023 / Audio

Living Archives Podcast Episode 4: Ajamu & Bernice Mulenga

In episode 4 of Living Archives, Ajamu and Bernice Mulenga bend time reflecting on their respective approaches to photography, intimacy and…

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3rd November 2021 / Video

Climate Justice From Below: Race, Class and Climate Crisis with Jhannel Tomlinson and Leon Sealey-Huggins

By: Jhannel Tomlinson & Leon Sealey-Huggins

Our #ReconstructionWork online conversation series continues with another special event with support from Arts Council England. In the global…

7th January 2021 / Video

Stuart Hall: Through the Prism of an Intellectual Life | Thinking About Thinking

By: Media Education Foundation

Originally Published by the Media Education Foundation The Media Education Foundation presents a newly discovered recording of a seminal…

15th August 2022 / Video

Building Black Cultural Institutions with Gilane Tawadros, Lisa Anderson, Ian Sergeant, Marlene Smith and Amahra Spence

What is the word ‘Black’ in ‘Black Cultural Institutions’? Why does it seem like there are so few black-led arts organisations in the UK that…

2nd March 2018 / Video

Ting-Ting Cheng – On the Desert Island

To celebrate the launch of Ting-Ting Cheng’s On the Desert Island, the outcome of the first ever Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency,…

28th November 2022 / Video

2022 Racial Inequality in Times of Crises: Housing

The panel focused on responses to the cost of living crisis and the housing crisis, impact on low-income communities, and resistance to the…

4th September 2020 / Video

Legacies of British Slave Ownership with Catherine Hall and Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

Catherine Hall and Ruth Ramsden-Karelse discuss the Legacies of British Slave Ownership. They explore the importance of new histories,…

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"I write a theoretical diary, informed by Stuart Hall’s writings."
"I write a theoretical diary, informed by Stuart Hall’s writings."
26th March 2024 / Article

a map without guarantees: Stuart Hall and Palestinian geographies

By: Hashem Abushama

I write a theoretical diary, informed by Stuart Hall’s writings.

"‘Part of The Furniture’ Stuart Hall Artist Residency Pausing half-way…"
20th June 2023 / Article

A Living Archive – Research Progress

By: Dharma Taylor

"‘Part of The Furniture’ Stuart Hall Artist Residency Pausing half-way…"
20th June 2023 / Article

A Living Archive – Research Progress

By: Dharma Taylor

‘Part of The Furniture’ Stuart Hall Artist Residency Pausing half-way through her artist residency at the Stuart Hall Library, Dharma Taylor…

"On 9th June 2022, the Stuart Hall Foundation hosted Special Preview: ‘The…"
"On 9th June 2022, the Stuart Hall Foundation hosted Special Preview: ‘The…"
16th June 2022 / Article

Introduction to Special Preview: ‘The Conversation Continues: We Are Still Listening’

By: Becky Hall

On 9th June 2022, the Stuart Hall Foundation hosted Special Preview: ‘The Conversation Continues: We Are Still Listening’, launching Trevor…

"the different ways in which Hall articulated his evolving sense of Marxism"
31st January 2022 / Article

Stuart Hall, a Peerless Mediator

By: Gregor McLennan, Bruce Robbins, Angela McRobbie, Brett St Louis, Catherine Hall

"the different ways in which Hall articulated his evolving sense of Marxism"
31st January 2022 / Article

Stuart Hall, a Peerless Mediator

By: Gregor McLennan, Bruce Robbins, Angela McRobbie, Brett St Louis, Catherine Hall

the different ways in which Hall articulated his evolving sense of Marxism

18th January 2022 / Video

Frontlines: Land and the Climate Crisis with Abeer Butmeh, Dr Hamza Hamouchene and Sam Siva

Land both contributes and is affected by climate change. It is the frontlines of the climate crisis where livelihoods, resources and inherited…

"we must empower communities on the frontlines of climate breakdown"
10th January 2022 / Article

The End of the World is Never the End of Everything

By: Arwa Aburawa

"we must empower communities on the frontlines of climate breakdown"
10th January 2022 / Article

The End of the World is Never the End of Everything

By: Arwa Aburawa

we must empower communities on the frontlines of climate breakdown

"We find ourselves at the back of a decade of broken promises"
14th December 2021 / Article

Decolonial Methodologies

By: Ashish Ghadiali

"We find ourselves at the back of a decade of broken promises"
14th December 2021 / Article

Decolonial Methodologies

By: Ashish Ghadiali

We find ourselves at the back of a decade of broken promises

"Environmental politics must involve praxis."
1st December 2021 / Article

Praxis: A Graphic Novel

By: Aneesa Khan

"Environmental politics must involve praxis."
1st December 2021 / Article

Praxis: A Graphic Novel

By: Aneesa Khan

Environmental politics must involve praxis.

"[…] this is not climate leadership. It’s climate catch-up."
17th November 2021 / Article

A Green New Deal for Whom?

By: Dalia Gebrial

"[…] this is not climate leadership. It’s climate catch-up."
17th November 2021 / Article

A Green New Deal for Whom?

By: Dalia Gebrial

[…] this is not climate leadership. It’s climate catch-up.

3rd November 2021 / Video

Climate Justice From Below: Race, Class and Climate Crisis with Jhannel Tomlinson and Leon Sealey-Huggins

By: Jhannel Tomlinson & Leon Sealey-Huggins

Our #ReconstructionWork online conversation series continues with another special event with support from Arts Council England. In the global…

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17th May 2024 / Images

Anti-Racist Scholar Activism Workshop (photos)

By: Tayyab Amin

17th May 2024 / Images

Anti-Racist Scholar Activism Workshop (photos)

By: Tayyab Amin

To coincide with the Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversations that take place each year, we invite members from our Scholars, Fellows and Artists…

10th May 2024 / Images

7th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation with Isaac Julien (photos)

By: Dan Evans

For the 7th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation, the Stuart Hall Foundation welcomed acclaimed filmmaker and installation artist Isaac…

26th April 2023 / Images

6th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation with Jacqueline Rose (photos)

By: Conway Hall

The Stuart Hall Foundation welcomed renowned public intellectual Jacqueline Rose for our 6th Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation at Conway…

30th September 2022 / Images

SHF Autumn Keynote with Arundhati Roy

By: Piers Allardyce/Conway Hall

30th September 2022 / Images

SHF Autumn Keynote with Arundhati Roy

By: Piers Allardyce/Conway Hall

In the twenty-five years since the release of her world-renowned Booker Prize winning novel, The God of Small Things (1997), Arundhati Roy has…

21st June 2022 / Images

Special Preview: ‘The Conversation Continues: We Are Still Listening’ (photos)

By: Jessica Emovon

This discussion and performance was part of a special preview of Trevor Mathison’s newly commissioned artwork ‘The Conversation Continues: We…

8th November 2019 / Images

Third Public Conversation: Resistance

By: Francis Augusto

8th November 2019 / Images

Third Public Conversation: Resistance

By: Francis Augusto

“We are living through a period of profound political instability, in which old paradigms are crumbling, and new ones struggling to be born. At…

23rd November 2017 / Images

Elaine Mitchener’s SWEET TOOTH Premier

By: Elaine Mitchener

23rd November 2017 / Images

Elaine Mitchener’s SWEET TOOTH Premier

By: Elaine Mitchener

Elaine Mitchener’s SWEET TOOTH premiered at Bluecoat, Liverpool in 2017. It’s a powerful music theatre performance interrogating historical…

13th October 2017 / Images

BLK ACT MAP: Artistic Launch

By: Nadyah Aissa

13th October 2017 / Images

BLK ACT MAP: Artistic Launch

By: Nadyah Aissa

The  BLK ACT MAP emerged from a series of intergenerational conversations organised by the Foundation. Younger groups of artists, cultural…

4th July 2000 / Images

Stuart Hall, 2000

By: Eamonn McCabe

4th July 2000 / Images

Stuart Hall, 2000

By: Eamonn McCabe

16th December 1958 / Image

Stuart Hall at CND Rally, Trafalgar Square, 1958

By: Allen Lane

16th December 1958 / Image

Stuart Hall at CND Rally, Trafalgar Square, 1958

By: Allen Lane