Sean Bw Parker

Sean Bw Parker

‘Disempower the stammer’ – Sean BW Parker speaks on Stammering, Culture and Hidden Disabilities.
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Sean Bw Parker

Sean Bw Parker (MA) is a writer, artist and lecturer in art, cultural theory and justice reform.

Sean Bw Parker lived in Istanbul for ten years until 2014 where he lectured at Istanbul University, and gave a TED talk ‘Stammering and Creativity’. He has published or contributed to a number of books, won six Koestler Arts awards (including a platinum for his play The Wolfstadt-Wire) and a Perrie Lectures essay award in 2019. Sean Bw Parker is Editor of False Allegations Watch for the Empower the Innocent organisation (University of Bristol Innocence Project affiliated).

He has been published by the T.S. Eliot Foundation, Time Out Istanbul, Louder Than War and Cosmopolitan, appeared at the Brighton Science Festival, on NTV Turkey and BBC Radio Wales. Sean Bw Parker has interviewed Julie Burchill, Ed Harcourt, Kristin Hersh, Danny Macnamara and Ian Broudie among others, hosted shows by Mark Morriss, The Members and Eat Static at his Seafish venue on the Sussex coast, and was interviewed for a Sky Arts documentary in 2016. He was born in Exeter in 1975.

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Featured Topics Include:

1
Stammering and Culture

An analysis on the speech condition, its causes and representations in culture.

2
Hidden Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System

How speech impediments, psychological ways of being and autism spectrum conditions impact lives from arrest to being on licence conditions.

3
A History of 20th Century Art

From Marcel Duchamp to Tracey Emin, looking at the examples and cultural context of major artistic movements between.

4
Cancel Culture, Free Speech and Media Bias

Post-Brexit, post-Trump, post-#MeToo and BLM, an analysis of the whys and wherefores of the contemporary 'culture wars'.

1
Stammering and Culture

An analysis on the speech condition, its causes and representations in culture.

2
Hidden Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System

How speech impediments, psychological ways of being and autism spectrum conditions impact lives from arrest to being on licence conditions.

3
A History of 20th Century Art

From Marcel Duchamp to Tracey Emin, looking at the examples and cultural context of major artistic movements between.

4
Cancel Culture, Free Speech and Media Bias

Post-Brexit, post-Trump, post-#MeToo and BLM, an analysis of the whys and wherefores of the contemporary 'culture wars'.

Individual-Speakers-Quote

The Independent Advisory Panel is grateful to you and others who have put forward your solutions to reduce suffering and the risk of tragedy. Your work on mental health and communication disorders sounds like it could be of great support to prisoners.

Juliet Lyon CBE, Chair of the IAP (Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody)

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What a fascinating talk – I really engaged with what you said and feel I’m on the road to understanding stammering. I think you could use ‘Disempower the stammer’ as your catchphrase – it’s memorable while still getting across the meaning. I was very interested to hear you say that there is ‘Nothing to cure’ and that the stammerer does it to themselves. That’s something I hadn’t thought about before (one of my best friends has a stammer and I will recommend this to her. Again I had no idea that many famous people stammer – I really like how you focus on Rowan Atkinson and Blackadder – how he ‘Modified’ the stammer and how that is a positive technique and way to work with stammering. Extremely interesting and well performed. Thank you for educating me more.

Koestler Arts staff and volunteers on Stammering and Creativity TED talk

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