EARights is proud to be a member of the European Civil Society Platform for Multilingualism (ECSPM) and to be represented at the 2019 Symposium, hosted by the University of Reading in the UK, 21-22 March 2019, which focuses on mediation as a critical aspect of communication, particularly in multilingual and multicultural settings, and as a crucial competence involving vision, creativity and skills.
Chris Biddlecombe and Guðrún Gísladóttir are giving a presentation at the Symposium on “Mediation as an art and visual art as mediation”.
As artists, we are mediators. As activists, we are mediators. We believe this to be an important and vital part of an artist’s creative process and a wider acknowledgement of these skills needs to be shared and understood across professional sectors.
The ECSPM Symposium, covering a two-date varied discussion programme, which can be downloaded here, is sponsored by the University of Reading (UK), the University of Cambridge, the University of Westminster and Prifysgol Caerdydd/ Cardiff University.