10. BUILD-UP TO THE INDRA CONGRESS PATHWAYS
HOSTED BY ARROWSA AND UKZN
IN DURBAN FROM 2ND TO THE 8TH OF JULY 2018
We have an ongoing build-up to the Indra Congress Pathways that introduces the participants and arts facilitators and organisers to each other and also shares the artworks that the participating groups are working on that they will share with each other at the congress.
Meet an assistant co-ordinator and fundraiser of the congress Dr Lauren Dyll of the Centre for Communication, Media and Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal and ARROWSA
Dr Lauren Dyll is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Communciation, Media and Society (CCMS), and is the disciple representative on the Research and Higher Degree Committee, as well as the Community Engagement Committee. She is head of the Research Portfolio for ARROWSA. Lauren assisted with the first ARROWSA intercultural exchange to Arrow UK in 2006. She has been a keen supporter of the different ARROWSA projects ever since that first trip especially the ARROWSA Bechet programme and has inspired the support of her generous family and friends especially in funding and sponsoring the disadvantaged participants of ARROWSA.
The Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) is located in the School of Applied Human Sciences of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The Centre offers Honours, Masters’ by Research (MSocSci) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees, in the Southern African region’s premier graduate research and educational unit in Culture, Communication and Media Studies. CCMS staff are internationally recognised scholars, and our postgraduate programmes reflect our interdisciplinary and international research culture which draws on media studies, television studies, film studies, cultural studies, history and heritage, and health communication. Modules offered reflect the research culture of CCMS and include: media theory; cultural studies in practice; media in the global world; South African mediascapes, social change & health communication; and research methodology for media and cultural studies. A wide variety of teaching styles are used to support learning, including seminars, workshops, and individual supervision. CCMS offers highly structured degrees with weekly seminars, and close supervision.
We are happy to have Dr Lauren Dyll of CCMS, UKZN as part of our ARROWSA team at the Indra Congress Pathways and thank her and her colleagues for securing funding for the congress lunches!