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Prof Rebecca Fortnum - chair at the symposium 'Finders Keepers Losers Weepers'
20 November 2014, 7-9pm. Part of the South London Women Artists Collaborative Residency at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 4RL.

Prof Rebecca Fortnum - chair at the symposium 'Finders Keepers Losers Weepers'

Thursday 20 November 2014 7-9pm, followed by a drinks reception in the Main Hall at Conway Hall.
Ticketed FREE event through Eventbrite

Rebecca Fortnum  (Professor of Fine Art, Middlesex University) is chair of the symposium 'Finders Keepers Losers Weepers', part of the South London Women Artists Collaborative Residency at Conway Hall. Speakers: Margaret Carlyle, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History & Philosophy of Science - University of Cambridge; Professor Tina Chanter, Head of School, Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Kingston University; Jessica Voorsanger, Senior Lecturer Sculpture, School of Fine Art - UCA University of the Creative Arts.

The Finders Keepers Losers Weepers Symposium focuses on the subject of the archaeology of mind and memory. A chaired panel of three speakers will expand and explore abstract notions around being, knowing, identity, time and space, giving a major contribution on the contemporary discourse of these enduring questions. The evening will also include stand-up poetry and performances followed by a drinks reception.

This Symposium co-incides with South London Women Artists Collaborative residency and site-specific exhibition at Conway Hall - Finders keepers losers weepers (4 November 2014 to 28 February 2015), an exhibition that is prompted by the creative and independent thought and free speech behind the Conway Hall Ethical Society, 1787 to date. Finders Keepers Losers Weepers is a school-ground chant and is an English adage with the premise that when something is unowned or abandoned, whoever finds it can claim it. Taking the artwork as a starting point, this panel of 4 prominant female experts in the fields of art, philosophy and science will discuss the rhyme and explore the broader issues of mind, memory, possession and loss.