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Exhibitions & Events

What is ESCALA? A Tour of the Teaching and Research Space, 29 November 2017

                            A person teaching students about artworksWe are offering tours for 20 students and staff from the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex & ISC students on Wednesday 29th November. Tours will be of our Teaching and Research Space in the Constable Building (CB.21) and will be on a first come, first serve basis for those who sign up through Eventbrite. Each tour will be 40 minutes long with a maximum of 10 participants in each group. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. We are offering tours for 20 students and staff from the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex & ISC students on Wednesday 29th November. Tours will be of our Teaching and Research Space in the Constable Building (CB.21) and will be on a first come, first serve basis for those who sign up through Eventbrite. Each tour will be 40 minutes long with a maximum of 10 participants in each group. Once we have all 20 spaces filled we will spilt the list alphabetically in two groups: Group A and B. Group A will be from 1400-14:40 and Group B 1445-1525. We will email to confirm which group you will be in.

In this tour we will give you insight into how we work in our Teaching & Research Space, we will tell you a bit about the history of the Collection and you will have the chance to be involved in an object-based learning sessions using some of our artworks. If these spaces are in high demand, we will offer a second tour in the Spring Term. One attendee's name will be picked out of hat and will win either a special edition tie or scarf designed by one of our artists. We will be offering tours for students in other departments very soon.

NOTE this tour is only for ISC and SPAH students and staff. For public visits, please email escala[at]essex.ac.uk

Footprints of Memory: Searching for Mexico's Disappeared, 22 March 2017

                            Images of ‘Hellas de la Memoria’ printThe Essex Collection of Art from Latin America, the Essex Human Rights Centre and the Essex Transitional Justice Network invite you to this session with Alfredo López Casanova and Maria de Jesús Tlatempa Bello who will discuss Footprints of Memory and the quest for truth and justice in Mexico. The project Huellas de la Memoria (Footprints of Memory) has been brought to the UK by the Performance and Politics International Research Centre at Aberystwyth University. The project draws attention to the issue of forced disappearance through the engraving and exhibition of shoes belonging to the relatives of the disappeared. Forty pairs of shoes and accompanying prints will be on display in London (Amnesty International, 20-31st March 2017) and Aberystwyth (Ty Celf/Arthouse 3-8th April).

Guest speakers:

  • Alfredo López Casanova-Sculptor and member of the Huellas de la memoria collective
  • María de Jesús Tlatempa Bello-Mother of José Eduardo Bartolo Tlatempa, one of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa

The talk will be at 4pm in 4.722 (Senate Room). Please join us for a drink after this session where there will be an opportunity to buy prints related to the project.

All welcome