Migrant Knowledge, Cambridge

Migrant Knowledge, Cambridge

Collaborative presentation and workshop with Giocherenda

16 September 2019

Migrant Knowledge, Early Modern and Beyond: an event at the Crossroads, Cambridge

CRASSH have uploaded a documentary film from the conference, along with other recordings of talks and conversations, which can be found here.

Marina Warner introduced Stories in Transit alongside Dine Diallo, who spoke about Giocherenda. Participants from former workshops gave presentations on the way words, animation, drawing and music have been incorporated into the games and techniques of Stories in Transit. We screened a film (funded by European Research Council, via the Crossroads project) edited with footage from the workshops in Palermo in September 2018. This is available to watch on our Youtube channel here. The session ended with a practical workshop, where the audience was invited to take part in The Wheel of Wishes, a game developed by Giocherenda.

Notes from the workshop are available to read here. An impromptu reading of one of the stories generated by a group during the workshop can be found here, with performances by Wafa' Tarnowska, Stevie Wishart and Mohamed Sarrar.


Joan Ashworth - artist, filmmaker and independent scholar

Valentina Castagna - lecturer, translator, writer, former Associate Research Fellow at the Birkbeck College (University of London), worked for several years as an independent interpreter and translator for the Law Courts of Palermo

Dine Diallo - member of Giocherenda, art collective

Hannah Machover - administrator of Stories in Transit and artist-maker, studying Printmaking MA at Camberwell College of Arts

Roger Malbert - former Head of Hayward Touring and author of Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art (2015)

Matthew Reynolds - writer, Professor of English and Comparative Criticism and Tutorial Fellow, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

Wafa' Tarnowska – children's writer, storyteller and translator

Philip Terry – Writer and teacher of Creative Writing at the University of Essex

Marina Warner – writer and cultural historian, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, Fellow of the British Academy and President-Elect of the Royal Society of Literature

Stevie Wishart - musician and composer, B.A. Hons Music (University of York), MLitt (University of Oxford), fruitful and passionate career in experimental as well as traditional music, focusing on the ability of music to bring people together


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