Joy, Lost in Translation and Fat Activism

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am
We have Javon Johnson, an American poet & thinker, discussing his most recent project 'A story of my mothers hands - Black Joy as a theory & model', in which he explores the construction and practice of joy as a form of resistance and celebration. 
Our Tram Thought for this week is the topic of 'Lost In Translation'. We discuss the issue of translating art pieces, ideas and meaning from one language to another, and what gets lost when we do. A philosophical discussion, we chat about whether translation is ever truly possible and the benefits of it in academics and politics for our future. 
Lauren Gurrieri maps the Fat Activism community to see how activists are banding together for support and expanding the movement -  including critiquing the representation of "fatness" in traditional media, the skinny ideal and creating alternative models of health, creating supportive networks and experimentation in fashion. 
Wednesday 7:00am to 8:30am
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.


Eiddwen Jeffery, Rob Snelling and Jessica Trichias