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Scott Ramsay Kyle at the Art of Bereavement Conference
15 May, UCA Farnham GU9 7DS

Scott Ramsay Kyle presents at Trauma, Grief, Loss: the Art of Bereavement Conference

Scott Ramsay Kyle, Lecturer in Fashion Textiles, presents at Trauma, Grief, Loss: the Art of Bereavement Conference hosted by the International Textile Research Centre to be held on Friday 15th May 2015 at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey.

This conference brings together for the first time, a group of writers, makers, and researchers to discuss the importance and varied methods of materializing the trauma of mourning, grief and loss.  

There will also be an exhibition The Art of Bereavement at the Crafts Study Centre which will open from 8th May 2015 until 30th May 2015.

Keynote speakers:

Dr David H. Slater, is an anthropologist and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Director of the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University, Tokyo. His research interests range across capitalism, social class, labour, youth culture, urban ethnography and social media. His publications include ‘Japan Copes with Calamity: Ethnographies of the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disasters of March 2011,’ Gill, Steger, Slater (eds) 2013.  

Dr. Brian Dillon, writer, critic and tutor at the RCA in Critical Writing in Art and Design. Dr Dillon’s first book ‘In the Dark Room’ (Penguin, 2005) won the Irish Book Award for non-fiction. It is a memoir, following the death of his parents, exploring how memory works emotionally and culturally and draws on examples from literature, philosophy and visual art. Dr Dillon also curated the exhibition ‘Ruin Lust’ at Tate Britain in 2014.

The conference fee is £45 / students £15.

For queries please email artofbereavement@ucreative.ac.uk