Life on a Deadline
2021 – Project
Research Fellow, University of Warwick
Professor of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
Research fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.
The Lockdown in March 2020 impacted us all, however for those who experienced care, navigating the systems as either those who received care or were informal or paid carers, the pandemic exacerbated and highlighted issues which many within these communities faced.
As members of the BAME community in Coventry, the research, and the opportunity to work with an artist gave us the opportunity to explore stories and experiences which are not often brought to the fore. Using an academic framework that allowed us to look at how space and time had been impacted by the pandemic, we were able to see how those we engaged with as both researchers and members of BAME women. Over a series of conversations, I was able to work with Navkiran, to bring the experiences of carers to the poem.
Read more about the research Co-POWeR: Consortium on Practices for Wellbeing and Resilience in BAME Families and Communities here.
Ego Performance Company
Performance art theatre
Poet. Writer. Creative Arts Producer.
Age guidance: 12+
Content Warning: This piece contains themes of mortality and illness and is based on the artist’s real life experience of loss of a family member.
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