What is the position of feminism in the Art & Design school today? What is current feminist thinking and how does it contribute to, challenge and expand the teaching, research and institutional environment of art schools? There is a much-noted ‘resurgence’ of feminism but (how) is that becoming visible and active amongst students and staff?
These are some of the questions to be explored in this one-day event, organised by the CREATE/feminisms research cluster of the School of Art and Design, Middlesex University. Rather than formal presentations, the symposium will consist of a series of themed workshops to maximise audience participation and encourage discussion.
Workshops are led by:
Sonia Boyce / Anne Burke / Katy Deepwell / Emma Dick & Maeve O’Loughlin / Catherine Dormor / Rebecca Fortnum / Alexandra Kokoli / Lorraine Leeson / susan pui san lok & Juliette Kristensen / Neelam Raina / Hilary Robinson / Amanda Sleet / Suzanne van Rossenberg & Elina Suoyrjö
The symposium will close with a screening of “Lives of artists, not wives of artists” (1984), by Sue Aron, Monika Moravietz & Rowena Rowling, which will be introduced by Felicity Allen, one of the five artists participating in the film.
Attendance is free, with lunch and light refreshments provided, but booking is essential.
This event will be taking place on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 9.30am-9.00pm, in G230, School of Art & Design, The Grove, Middlesex University, London NW4 4BT. Directions and campus map.