9th Nov 2016: Visit, Listen, Discuss, Write – Dealing With Each Other In The Spirit of Ubuntu

Come and join a visit-listen-discuss-write Ragged University Manchester activity. The activity links to the public and free Social Science Festival event entitled ‘Deal with people in Spirit of Ubuntu’ at Manchester Metropolitan University (9th November, 2pm to 5pm:


This event is inspired by the philosophy of ‘Ubuntu’, relating to human kindness and shared creativity. An exhibition, a walking tour, a talk and the creation of a collaborative artwork will help to create a unique experience themed around global citizenship and the idea of ‘community’ that will shine a light on the ways in which social sciences and the creative arts can come together.

The visual artist and poet, Mary Courtney will take you on a walking tour. You can engage with the creation of a collaborative artwork with Kerry Morrison, an environmental artist, and with a talk by Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti: Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change, at the Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Please see the below blog for more information on the speakers.

Join Alex and Susan at the end of the event to continue the conversation, linking our reflections on what we have learned at the event to a conversation about ‘Manchester in the World and the World in Manchester’.


The Plan is to:

  • attend the afternoon event (please see location details and times here). You will need to register for the event here: http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/cpd/viewcourse.php?unit_id=234
  • Meet at 5.15 at the main entrance to the venue and relocate to the Church Inn on Cambridge Street near the event venue for our conversation
  • Go away and write about what we have learned (optional)
    Publish share and review our writing on the Ragged University website (optional)