Learning from Riots - Riot as Learning

16 Jan 2019

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London, United Kingdom


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  • bus lines: 26, 48, 55, 106, 236, 254, 277, 388
  • Bethnal Green station
  • Cambridge Heath Road station
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A discussion between Stafford Scott and Rhian E Jones to coincide with the current exhibition 'The Nth Degree' by Emanuel Almborg.


16 January 2019

7 - 8.30pm 

What can an understanding of riots teach us about the context in which they happen? What does the experience and feeling of being in a riot tell us about its conditions?

This event brings together Stafford Scott, a community organiser based in Tottenham who has published several articles about institutional racism and the 2011 riots, alongside Welsh writer Rhian E Jones, whose research spans popular culture, class, gender and 19th century Welsh riots. Both Rhian E Jones and Stafford Scott were invited to lead research sessions within the theatre project that Emanuel Almborg organised with young people for his film The Nth Degree

Stafford Scott was a co-founder of the Broadwater Farm Defence Campaign after the riots in 1985 and is now a consultant on racial equality. He has a long experience as community campaigner and is a regular contributor to The Guardian where he published several articles about both the 1985 and 2011 riots in Tottenham. 

Rhian E Jones is the author of Petticoat Heroes: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest in the Rebecca Riots, 2015, and writes about politics and popular culture for a number of magazines and newspapers. She published the book Clampdown with Zero Books in 2013. Her blog is Velvet Coalmine and she tweets @RhianEJones.

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