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Re-making the Self | LSE Festival

Hosted by LSE Festival: People and Change

Alumni Centre, Centre Building

What effect do external events have on our identities and what can we do to rebuild them? Join this craft workshop, using photographs, textiles from clothes or items no longer used, newspaper or magazine scraps to create a version of your name to display at home.

Through reusing items that either caused anxiety or act as reminders of difficult times, like the pandemic, attendees will be helped to make creative representation of themselves, embodied in their name. The goal is to promote the idea of change as a positive and purposeful experience, and to highlight the benefit of re-using and recycling materials that otherwise pollute homes and minds.  

This session is run by Dr Sanda Caracentev (@SCaracentev), ESRC Postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Anthropology, LSE. Sanda specialises in material culture of migration with a focus on transnational practices in migrant families in Eastern Europe and the UK. Her research is at the intersection of migration studies and anthropology of everyday life, looking at connections across borders, embodied in parcel exchanges via private van companies.

Drop-in sessions from 11am-1pm or 2-4pm.

More about this event  

This event is part of the LSE Festival: People and Change running from Monday 12 to Saturday 17 June 2023, with a series of events exploring how change affects people and how people effect change. The LSE Festival Family Day on Saturday 17 June includes a series of events for children of all ages.

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