LU Arts: Remembering the 1947 partition of India

Loughborough University London

Loughborough University London and Radar – LU Arts’ contemporary programme that commissions artists to respond to academic research – are co-hosting an event to mark the launch of a £1m project that examines the 1947 Partition of India and its influence on community identity in the UK.

Join Loughborough University London and Radar for an afternoon of discussion to mark the launch of a new project: Migrant memory and the post-colonial imagination: British Asian memory, identity and community after Partition,

The five-year project is being led by Professor Emily Keightley, of Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, and has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
The research will explore how Partition is remembered by South Asian communities living in the UK and how these memories inform contemporary identities. It will gather first, second and third-hand memories of Partition and examine the ways in which these memories get communicated within and across generations, families and communities.
Those taking part in the study will include men and women of different ages from South Asian communities in Loughborough and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

This event is free to attend, and has been organised in collaboration with Radar, Loughborough University’s Contemporary Art programme commissioning artists to respond to academic research. A panel of invited artists and academics will reflect on their own research and creative practice in response to the project’s main themes: Partition, diaspora and memory. The session will be followed by a drinks reception.