Representation in United Kingdom

Translation as a creative practice in contexts of crisis



One-day event, organised by the University of Roehampton with the support of the European Commission Representation in the UK, which will explore how translation is used as a creative and artistic tool in order to cope with situations of crisis.

It will bring together: i) artists, filmmakers and journalists who have performed or used translation as a creative practice in their work; ii) professional and/or non-professional translators whose work relates to contexts of crisis; iii) academics who are studying creative uses of translation in socially/politically engaged contexts.

26/05/2017 - 10:00 to 18:00

Participants from various backgrounds will be invited to show extracts of their work and to discuss ways in which translation has been instrumental to their vision. The conference will instigate new ways of thinking about the social role of translation and will also help decipher the lingua-cultural complexities involved in contemporary responses to situations of crisis.

Attendance is free but you must register to attend at the following website You will also find details of the event programme and presenters there.

Please note that stricter security measures, are now in place at Europe House and that only registered participants will be granted access. If you register and are unable to attend, please cancel your registration to make sure that someone from the waiting list can take your place.