Events Calendar
Feb 14
11:00 - 12:00
A Real-Virtual Mediated Happening: Slow Terror-Walk
Diversity and Distruption: An Intersectional Valentine
Shiva Zarabadi (UCL)

In this workshop, we map an everyday ordinary affective walking in London under-ground. We listen to the sounds of London underground and see some underground adverts and write, draw and stick our feeling and thoughts on the giant walking map. The main questions we think of in this session are: what are walking-with and how are we walking-with and the main concepts we explore are affect and assemblage. We examine the mediated and affective capacity of walking to new connections and disconnections with time and space. 

The workshop is run by Shiva Zarabadi, a PhD candidate and teaching fellow on MA Sociology of Education and MA Gender, Sexuality and Education at UCL Institute of Education. She is the co-editor of the book Feminist posthumanisms/ new materialisms and Education (Routledge 2018) and the leading author of a chapter, 'Re-mattering media affects: pedagogical interference into pre-emptive counter-terrorism culture' in Education Research and The Media(2019), a chapter, 'The affective birth of 'Jihadi Bride' as new risky sexualised other: Muslim schoolgilrs and media panic in an age of counterterrorism in Youth Sexualities: Public Feelings and Contemporary Cultural Politics (2018) and a co-authored article 'Spinning Yarns: affective kinshipping as posthuman pedagogy in Parallax(2018).Her research interests include feminist new materialism, posthumanism, intra-action of matter, time, affect, space, human and more-than-human.

This event is free to attend, but please book your place here:

This event is part of Diversity and Disruption: An Intersectional Valentine.

Opening dialogues around the challenges diversity offers to theories and practices in visual and online cultures, our intersectional Valentine combines short interdisciplinary and interactive workshops to provoke questions on the diversity of images, diversity in themes and the making of visual and online cultures. Taking place on the 14th of February, we position Diversity and Disruption as an alternative love event, which additionally considers connectivity, digital intimacy, intersectionality and representation in the post-digital age.

Diversity and Disruption is organised by Professor Aylish Wood and Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, and is a joint event between the School of Arts' Film, Media and Culture research cluster and the Identity, Politics and the Arts research cluster.


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Jarman Building,
University of Kent,
United Kingdom


Open to all,

Contact: Dr Kaitlyn Regehr
T: 01227 827228
School of Arts


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