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International Interdisciplinary Conference & Festival

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Welcome to the Communities and Communication conference 2021: Connections

We are delighted to welcome you to the first edition of Communities and Communication, an international interdisciplinary conference and festival.

The idea for the event emerged in early 2020 as we were entering into the unknown of what later developed into a full-blown pandemic. Coming from a perspective of practice-based researchers, we discussed the links between academia and the creative world, and we thought of the importance of connections - between disciplines, between cultures and between people. The idea of our hybrid-event was born.

We did not expect such a spectacular response to our call for submissions. Between films and papers, we have received nearly 2500 applications from 105 countries. It was clear that there is a need for a positive reminder about what brings us all together.

We were fortunate to secure some fantastic keynote speakers, both local and international, as well as invite our colleagues from the Department of Media and Performance to talk about some amazing projects they are working on.

Many people helped with this project, and although we cannot name them all there, we are very grateful for all the help and support we have received.

We are already thinking ahead, and planning for the next year’s edition, which will focus on Explorations.

We very much hope you will enjoy this event!

Agata Lulkowska, Sharon Coleclough and Stephanie Steventon 

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