Arts & Culture

Field Notes, Nagorno-Karabakh

, ,
Anastasia Taylor-Lind is an internationally renowned English/Swedish photojournalist who works for leading editorial publications all over the world on issues relating to women, population and war. She is a 2016 Harvard Nieman Fellow and spent a year at the university researching war, and how we tell stories about modern conflict. One Language is her debut collection of poetry, where verses sit alongside her powerful photography, creating a compelling method of storytelling that draws on Anastasia’s first-hand experience of conflict. Here, Anastasia shares with us a poem from One Language.

Fireside Chat with Yinka Shonibare

An intimate conversation with Turner Prize-nominated artist, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA. Renowned for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation.

Water: A Biography | Giulio Boccaletti in Conversation

,
We were delighted to host the book launch of Water: A Biography by Giulio Boccaletti. Giulio, an expert on natural resource security, reveals how the history of water distribution has shaped human civilisation, and how, with a water scarcity crisis looming, we should redefine our relationship with water.

The Island of Missing Trees: Elif Shafak in conversation

Elif Shafak and acclaimed writer and artist Edmund de Waal at The Conduit’s new home in Covent Garden. They explored Shafak's new book 'The Island of Missing Trees' and its related themes of human connection, the inheritance of pain, the power of kindness and the role of literature in giving a voice to the natural world.

THE FUTURE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

For the first time in over a year, performing arts venues will be reopening, but to a world and audience much transformed by Covid-19.

NO FAME, NO GAIN?

This was the question up for debate at a conversation with Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning actor, writer and director, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and CEO of GEANCO Foundation, Afam Onyema, held at The Conduit.

CONDUIT FOR CULTURE: PRIDE 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused planned Pride parades across the globe to be postponed, there are still plenty of ways to stay engaged, get educated and show your support for LGBTQ+ rights. From forgotten classics to new releases, here’s what’s been inspiring us this month.

CONDUIT FOR CULTURE: #STAYHOME EDITION

While we’re spending our days at home, access to stories, ideas and artistic endeavours is more important than ever. In this bumper edition of our regular Conduit for Culture series, we’ve collated all the books, podcasts, shows, films and (virtual) exhibitions that have been inspiring, entertaining and uplifting us during these challenging times.

FATIMA BHUTTO: “YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH PAIN SOMEONE MUST BE IN TO GO TO WAR AGAINST THE WORLD”

How far would you run to escape your life?’. So asks the back cover of ‘The Runaways’, the second novel by Fatima Bhutto. In answer to the same question, posed in a 2018 interview with the South China Morning Post, the writer mused “I don’t think you ever really get to run away.

Publishing must decolonise

Layla Mohamed, Editorial Assistant at Cassava Republic Press, explains why steps towards diversifying publishing fail to address the systemic problems in an industry that has always centred whiteness.