The Symposium Women and Prison (1st November 2018) brought together campaigners, activists, writers, artists, filmmakers and legal practitioners and academics working within the women’s sector around the criminal Justice system and how to build Social Justice not Criminal Justice. With the demise of support systems and resources within the UK's women’s sector there has been a dramatic rise in women entering the criminal Justice system. The Symposium explored legal systems and regimes of discipline and punishment as well as the stories of prisons and individual lives. Presentations from individuals and organisations addressed issues around gender, racial and economic justice drawing on art, writing, photography and film.
The event has been precipitated by the recent closure of Holloway Prison, the largest women’s prison in Western Europe, and the sites legacy both spatially and ideological, including the incarceration of the suffragettes from 1906-1914.
The Symposium was organised by Dr Judy Price (Visible Institute) and included contributions by Claire Cain (Policy & Campaigns Manager Women in Prisons), Caitlin Davies (Author: Bad Girls: A History of Rebels and Renegades, Holloway Prison), Rachel Seoighe and Carly Guest (Empty Spaces of Holloway) workshop, Erika Flowers (Reclaim Holloway, Ash Reid (Cinenova).
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Director of Studies Phillip Warnell is screening at Tate Modern in ‘The Cloud Project’ on Sunday 28th Oct:
Current MA Experimental Film student Vanessa Scully has commissioned Anne-Katherine Bindesboll and MA Exp Film alumni (2017) Brigit Ludwig, with new films screening at Close-Up cinema, Bethnal Green on 29th Oct: