Our projects seek to build on Stuart Hall’s ideas on politics, culture and the arts through curated public events and screenings, artists’ residencies and commissions, and academic research supported and facilitated by the Foundation.


“Communal memory may seek its meanings through a sense of causality shared with psychoanalysis, that negotiates the recurrence of the image of the past while keeping open the question of the future. The importance of such retroaction lies in…

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Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency

iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and the Stuart Hall Foundation are pleased to announce the fifth Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency commencing in September 2021, supported by Arts Council England. This residency is a funded…

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The Imagined Futures Series

Stuart Hall claimed that “people have to have a language to speak about where they are and what other possible futures are available to them”. Progressive political thinkers, artists and organisers have consistently worked to widen the spaces…

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Racial Inequality in a Time of Crisis Conference

Covid-19 has highlighted and exacerbated deeply entrenched racial and ethnic inequalities in the UK across a range of social arenas. The crisis has thrown existing inequalities into sharp relief, and in order to address this we must start to…

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SHF Race Report

In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests in summer 2020, the Prime Minister announced an inquiry. The cross-governmental ‘Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities’, led by Number 10 adviser Munira Mirza, would look into discrimination…

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SHF x Cultural Studies Award

The SHF x Cultural Studies Award is a collaboration between the Stuart Hall Foundation and the Routledge, Taylor & Francis journal Cultural Studies.  Established in 2017, the award seeks to recognise the article by an early…

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Black Cultural Activism Map

Since December 2017, the Stuart Hall Foundation has worked closely with groups of black and brown artists and activists to develop a Black Cultural Activism Map.    The  BLK ACT MAP emerged from a series of intergenerational conversations…

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Let Our Statues Speak

Let Our Statues Speak is a multi-part, collaborative project, which began in September 2018. Instigated to spark a wide-ranging investigation into public space, and to generate collective conversation around the commemorative statues found in…

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Elaine Mitchener’s SWEET TOOTH

SWEET TOOTH is a 50-minute cross-disciplinary music theatre piece that uses text, improvisation and movement, to stage a dramatic engagement with the brutal realities of slavery as revealed by the historical records of the sugar…

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