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Virtual symposium: Art and Social Practice: the politics of engagement
with Gregory Sholette and Jane Trowell. Friday 13th March 2015, 10.30 – 5.30. BG11 Building 9, Hendon Campus.

Art and Social Practice: the politics of engagement

Virtual Symposium

10.30 – 5.30 Friday 13th March 2015
BG11 Building 9, Hendon Campus

This exciting event will use video conferencing to bring together students, artists, lecturers and researchers from five universities including remote areas of Scotlands’ Highlands and Islands, University of Brighton, University of East London and Goldsmiths College. The virtual symposium will introduce the subject of the social practice of art and design as a vehicle for cultural activism through sharing and discussing projects in progress by students and practitioners from diverse communities.

Keynotes will be delivered by Gregory Sholette, artist and author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, speaking from New York, and Jane Trowell, founder of Platform arts activist group based in London. Sarah Corbett will also share case studies from the Craftivist Collective.

The initiative builds on a 2014 event organised by the experimental networked Art & Social Practice modules at Shetland College UHI led by artist Roxane Permar. This year the lead has been taken by the Community Practices Research cluster in Middlesex’s School of Art and Design, with the aim of developing an annual international event promoting dialogue, interaction and exchange and instigating an ongoing network for emerging artists in this expanding field of practice.

Watch out for programme details and link to the new web site.

Thanks to ADRI for the research grant that has made this possible.

For further information contact Loraine Leeson l.leeson[at]mdx.ac.uk