Identity in Britain Today


14 June 2016 / 19:00
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Free, booking required
Join us for a panel discussion with reporter and writer Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, psychoanalyst Kannan Navaratnem, and Reader in International Politics Claudia Aradau to explore how our desire to define identity impacts on individuals and society today. The discussion will be introduced by artist Marianne Holm Hansen and chaired by the Barbican's Orlagh Woods.

Considering the continually revised citizenship test, the current desire to define Britishness and the push to promote British values in primary schools, the panel discussion will be an opportunity to collectively and broadly explore some of these questions as well as consider the possible implications, consequences, opportunities and impacts that a definition of Britishness may have on individuals, young people, communities and society as a whole.

The discussion is part of a public programme alongside an interactive sound and visual installation Towards the Mean: Sampling Britishness Today (until 19 Jun) designed by Marianne Holm Hansen in the Barbican foyer. The installation accompanies Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers (Art Gallery, until 19 June)


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