‘Practices of belonging, practices of place’ – Professor Esther Johnson to speak and present ‘Alone Together’ at Goldsmiths conference

Banner for 'Alone Together' by Esther Johnson, from the film website

Professor Esther Johnson has been invited to present at Practices of belonging, practices of place: Conversations in film & research, an afternoon workshop aimed at those interested in video and film methods at Goldsmiths. It will bring together three teams of researchers and film-makers to discuss the process of collaboration and the potential of using film in social research and […]

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‘COM ∩∪ TIES’ – Exhibition in Brussels features work by Professor Esther Johnson – Opening 22 September

Still from Professor Esther Johnson's 'Hinterland', and Com Nu Ties logo (from Argos/ISELP)

Two Brussels institutions, Argos and ISELP, have teamed-up to organise a large-scale exhibition on the theme of what community means in the modern day, what thresholds must be crossed and how we define ‘community’. Professor of Film & Media Arts Esther Johnson will feature in this dual exhibition contemplating the implicit complexity of the theme of community, defined by four […]

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Dr Esther Johnson’s film ‘Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches’ featured on NOWNESS global video channel

Banner for 'Alone Together' by Esther Johnson, from the film website

An extract from Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches, a film by artist-filmmaker Esther Johnson, is to be streamed online by NOWNESS from 24 November 2016. NOWNESS is a global video channel and a movement for creative excellence in storytelling celebrating the extraordinary of every day. Through a series of oral testimonies and carefully composed portraits, Alone Together, the […]

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‘Loitering with Intent’ – Exhibition at People’s History Museum features Dr Esther Johnson’s ‘Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches’

Banner for 'Alone Together' by Esther Johnson, from the film website

Loitering with Intent – The Art and Politics of Walking in Manchester and Beyond is a group exhibition organised by the LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement), a Manchester-based collective interested in psychogeography and public space. This exhibition at the People’s History Museum features artist and filmmaker Esther Johnson‘s poetic documentary, ‘Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches’. Esther’s film uses oral […]

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Dr Esther Johnson presenting her film ‘Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches’ at Well-being Conference 2016 in Birmingham this September

Well-being Conference 2016 logo

Dr Esther Johnson will be presenting her film Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches at the Well-being Conference 2016 in Birmingham. The conference theme is ‘Co-creating Pathways to Well-being: exploring the multi-dimensions of well-being, focusing on the achievements of well-being through collaboration – to co-create experiences which are positive and meaningful to the individual’. Well-being Conference 2016 Birmingham City […]

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Dr Esther Johnson’s film ‘Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches’ screening in Switzerland

Banner for 'Alone Together' by Esther Johnson, from the film website

Dr Esther Johnson‘s AHRC-funded project, Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches, will screen at Urbanisation in the British Isles: a historical and interdisciplinary perspective at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland later in April. The symposium aims to bring together scholars working on any aspect of urbanisation, industrialisation and migration in the British Isles. This two-day symposium offers a forum for […]

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Dr Esther Johnson’s film, ‘Alone Together, The Social Life of Benches’ to be shown as part of the Michael Young Centenary Conference

Banner for 'Alone Together' by Esther Johnson, from the film website

Dr Esther Johnson‘s film, Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches illuminates the thoughts and memories of frequent users of two public spaces in London: General Gordon Square, Woolwich and St Helier Open Space, Sutton. Revolving around the micro-space of the humble bench, the emotional and experiential capacity of film is used as an instrument to highlight themes such as […]

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