The Situation Room is an idea we are developing to respond to the world around us more quickly than we usually can. The events of 2016 have made us reflect on how what we do can help us and others understand the world we live in. The Situation Room is one way of doing that. We hope you enjoyed the evening and that it gave you something to think about. We’re planning on making this event (in a range of different places) regular throughout 2017 with a different theme each time. The Situation Room: Prejudice and Perception is the first ever version of the idea. Let us know your thoughts on what we can improve about it.
Louise Blackwell and Kate McGrath, Co-Directors, Fuel
The Situation Room: Prejudice and Perception
8 December 2016, River Rooms, Somerset House
Artists and researchers:
Thanks to Martin Fox-Roberts for signing, Fergus Dingle for filmmaking, Felicity Crawshaw for photography, Greer Roberts and David Cahill-Roots at Wellcome Trust and Jonathon Reekie, Marie McPartlin and Petra Schtirba at Somerset House.
Funded by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England.
Click here to listen to the playlist which was inspired by this evenings theme.
Below is a reading list suggested by those involved in The Situation Room.
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
The Equality Illusion by Kat Banyard
Never Mind the Bollocks: Women Rewrite Rock by Amy Raphael
An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks
Bohemians by Paul Buhle and David Berger
Blind Spot by Mahzarin R Banaji & Anthony G Greenwald
Future-Minded: The Psychology of Agency & Control by Magda Osman
The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard
Influence: The Power of Persuasion by Robert B Cialdini
Welcome to Biscuit Land: A Year in the Life of Touretteshero by Jessica Thom