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Logos Seminar- Festivals and Social Change: challenges and opportunities in practice and research
March 15, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenters: Dominic Campbell and Dr Charlotte McIvor
Chair: Dr Niamh NicGhabhann
This LOGOS seminar will create a forum for discussion around the challenges and opportunities in researching festivals and social change, as well as designing and developing festivals as a tool of social change and transformation.
Dr Charlotte McIvor is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is the author of Migration and Performance in Contemporary Ireland: Towards A New Interculturalism and the co-editor of Staging Intercultural Ireland: Plays and Practitioner Perspectives (with Matthew Spangler) and Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice (with Siobhán O’Gorman). Her presentation is titled:”Performing Interculturalism in
Ireland Post-1990s: Aspiration and Praxis”.
Dominic Campbell is co-founder of Creative Aging International. Previously he directed the Bealtaine Festival, the world’s first nationwide arts festival celebrating positive aging, was Artistic Director of Ireland’s St Patrick’s Festival raising its global profile, and co-curator of the “Theatre of” Symposia series with Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, where he helped establish a network of women artists delivering change through theater in conflict zones. Currently an inaugural Atlantic Fellow for Equity and Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute, he’s promoting celebration as transformational strategy by producing events in 2018 in San Francisco and in Dublin with Dublin’s Culture Connects. He remains an associate of Meet Me At The Albany, South East London’s “radical alternative to day care”.