As regular visitors to this site will know, Taking Soundings is partly inspired by the work of Stuart Hall and his colleagues when the established the journal Soundings.
When Stuart died, we published several tributes and analyses of his work (here). More recently we held a special meeting where Dr Emily Marshal and Dr Anyaa Anim-Adoo spoke about the ways that Stuart’s work had influenced their own (here).
Last November we worked with the Leeds International Film Festival on a screening of the film called The Stuart Hall Project. The director of that film, John Akomfrah, kindly agreed to answer questions about the film at a discussion Taking Soundings co-ordinated . Here is an edited version of that discussion in which John expands our understanding of Stuart Hall’s work. Apart from the abrupt ending, it’s well worth eleven minutes of your time. It’s available on YouTube here.