Dr. Jim Parris

Areas of Expertise:

Art and performing


African aesthetics.

About Jim:

Jim Parris has successfully worked for many years in the world of music and has also collaborated in spoken word, dance, theatre and street arts. In 2021 Jim was awarded a Ph D from the School of Social Work, Community and Care at the University of Central Lancashire for his psychosocial research into traditional African art and aesthetics. His research methods include the visual matrix method. Jim is highly interested in Negritude writing and in particular the work of Leopold Senghor. He is currently developing a large-scale outdoor installation work called The Divination Palace. The piece is inspired by both Yoruba Ifa divination and Igbo architectural painting. Jim is a member of The Association for Psychosocial Studies and is currently teaching at SOAS, University of London. Email: jimparris@neoglobal.net

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