It’s time for a Deaf Culture Festival

Making sign language more visible on social media


March was the month of the Census, and it is the time to celebrate Deaf Culture and highlight Sign Language.  

Heriot-Watt University is collaborating with the cultural and arts production company Deaf Explorer to curate and commission Deaf Artists. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation

The SEEING SIGNING LIVING project acts as a beacon for BSL in Census 2021. It is an online festival celebrating and making visible signing communities, championing the power of the census as a pathway to their recognition, encouraging deaf people to participate in census processes, sharing information about the implications of censuses, and inspiring signers to generate value for themselves from census findings.

The signing population in the UK is our primary audience, but this initiative is relevant to some 17 million signers worldwide. In every country on earth, the hearing majority misunderstands and undervalues signers: in every country, better social and linguistic science, and population data that properly sees the significance of signing, can truly transform lives.

AHRC Arts and Minds Blog CENSUS 2021: DEAF COMMUNITIES IN THE UK

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“Dance Exchange, Birmingham delighted to support emerging dancer Asnath Losala.”


 

Co-commission

  • Deaf Rave
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Deaf Explorer
  • Thank you Arts Council England

Chris Fonseca & Asnath Losala

Asnath Losala


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As a practitioner, Asnath executes her movement /dance skills superbly as seen recently in her ‘it gets lighter from here’ dance film, titled, “Conquérir”. Asnath has the qualities to excel with the support from some professional mentoring, the opportunity to develop her dance practice by experimenting with interdisciplinary art forms. We are very excited by Asnath’s approach and future prospects and believe she is an inspirational dance artist and role model for other female, black and deaf creatives in the region and nationally.

Watch Conquérir Watch Here/Not Here

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Film maker

Chris Fonseca

Choreographer

TRoi Lee

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