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Expression of Interest: Kurt Schwitters & The Merz Barn & DA Da Land

Further to recent e-mail with regards the Merz Barn, please find attached further information. Essentially a bit of a call out for interested parties, really just to initially register an expression of interest, with the aim of developing an MMU Merz Collective to work in collaboration with the Merz North Collective. Please spread the word and feel free to e-mail back if interested or have any thoughts/ideas, thank you. The research proposal is to further develop the already established relationship with The Merz Barn and the Littoral Trust. The vision is to formalise this relationship, as a faculty wide resource ...

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MMU staff strike 20 & 21 June

I was asked to make you aware of the strike action next Tuesday 20 June and Wednesday 21 June over the closure of its Crewe campus and the MMU’s failure to redeploy all staff to the Manchester campus. Many of our supervisors will be joining the strike and as always there will be support from postgraduate students on the picket line. Please forward this further if you can. Mary Inoniadou

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CfP: New Modes of Art Writing 2 – deadline 1st September

Please find attached a call for contributions to New Modes of Art Writing 2, a symposium organised by School of Art PhD students. The symposium provides a space to rethink writing as an agency of creative practice, encouraging exploration of its potential as an artistic form and as a method of critical enquiry. The one day symposium encourages applications from PhD researchers and staff as well as independent scholars. We invite applicants to submit abstracts for 20-minute papers and performances or to run a workshop. http://newmodesofartwriting.harts.online/ newmodesofartwriting@harts.online Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate Manchester School of Art M.Trustram@mmu.ac.uk

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Call for Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize – deadline 31st August

I am writing to you from Aesthetica, the international arts and culture publication. Aesthetica holds talent development at its core, presenting opportunities for emerging and established practitioners to showcase their talent to wider audiences. We are currently open for entries for the 11th international Aesthetica Art Prize, presenting a fantastic opportunity for students, graduates and staff at Manchester Metropolitan University to showcase their talent to wider audiences and further their involvement in the art and world. To date, the awards have supported a wealth of practitioners, many of them academics, who have achieved further recognition through exhibitions and publication in ...

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As and When – launches 1st July

Dear friends and colleagues I am delighted to invite you to the opening day of As and When, a collaborative photography exhibition by Robert Parkinson, Gary Bratchford, the Women of Windmill Hill and the Widnes Vikings Golden Generation group.  This project is part of the wider Culture Shifts programme which I have had the pleasure of producing for Open Eye Gallery this past year, funded by Arts Council England (Strategic touring programme). As and When launches on Saturday 1st July, 10am – 4pm at the Brindley Theatre, High Street, Runcorn We will have an opening speech by co-commissioner and partner ...

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Ways of Unlearning – 5th July

We welcome you to Ways of unlearning, a research initiative that aims to examine practices and processes of knowledge production. How can we challenge academic and institutional ways of learning? When learning takes place between dominant structures and personal experiences, between learners and educators, how can we begin to question it, from within? Ways of unlearning aims to formulate questions rather than provide clear answers. The goal is to let go and encounter the unexpected, to open-up known and unknown spaces of enquiry and to experiment with non-linear learning processes, and others not yet defined. Ways of unlearning invites ‘insiders’ ...

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Prologue: a series of events, talks and workshops from May – July 2017

The new Arts & Humanities Graduate School will launch its new integrated and multidisciplinary programme in September 2017. The Graduate School brings together the three postgraduate research degree programmes in Manchester School of Art, Humanities Languages and Social Science and the Manchester Fashion Institute. By developing our strengths together, the merger presents a very real opportunity to signal the significance of public facing research and the importance of collaborative, applied and practice-based research methods alongside traditional disciplinary approaches. The Graduate School boasts over 250 postgraduate researchers and one hundred nationally and internationally recognized theorists, practitioners and professionals from Architecture, Art, ...

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Manchester Met Women’s Network Event 2017 – 10th July

We are delighted to invite you the next Women’s Network on Monday 10th July 2017 11.30am-1pm in room 5.05, Business School. 2016 saw the launch event of the Manchester Met Women’s Network, which was very well attended by staff from across the University. The aim of the Women’s Network is to provide a platform for women to share ideas, their experiences, and provide mutual support and confidence.  Since the launch event, the University has organised a programme of events to celebrate International Women’s Day, sponsored Manchester City Council’s International Women’s Day Festival Awards Ceremony, supported ten women on the Aurora ...

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AHRC: Co-creating Cities and Communities – 12th July

12th July 2017, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Bristol The two-day event is free but you must register to attend. For more information and to register, please visit AHRC. Connected Communities and Urban Living Pilots would like to invite you to their two-day event to explore innovation and latest collaborative work around flourishing cities, engaged citizens and sustainable urban environment. With a wide range of parallel sessions, including innovative projects, roundtables and practical workshops, the event will provide stimulating discussions about co-produced knowledge, participatory approaches to co-design and critical responses to city challenges and social action. Hear ...

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