Migrant Knowledge, Cambridge

Collaborative presentation and workshop with Giocherenda

16 September 2019

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

Marina Warner presented Stories in Transit and Dine Diallo and Valentina Castagna presented Giocherenda. Participants from former workshops presented the way words, animation, drawing and music have been incorporated into the games and techniques of Stories in Transit, especially in the 3-day workshop that took place in Palermo, September 2018. Stories in Transit screened a film (funded by European Research Council, via the Crossroads project) edited with footage from September 2018. 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.


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 School 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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