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Open Call – Creative Provocations – 31st May

Creative Provocations Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 3.30 – 5pm Righton Open Space Provocation is the causing of a strong reaction, often from speech or action. This reaction, although equated in some contexts with annoyance or anger, is a deliberate intent to provoke an audience to sit up, listen and take note. A provocation can be useful. We want to encourage the use of the provocation as a way to explore our research questions and interests. Staff and students are invited to fill a two – ten minute slot with a chosen provocation, addressed to the audience to unpick, counter or ...

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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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Made in Translation – 26th May

Free Public Seminar The Portico Library Friday 26th May from 6pm to 8pm To accompany The Portico Library’s May 2017 exhibition and artists’ book ‘Made In Translation’, a free public talk and panel discussion will welcome visitors to the library on Friday 26th May from 6pm to 8pm. Focusing on the relationships between text, image, material and performance, the speakers will respond to questions about their Reading & Writing Non-Fiction research residency and the resulting new commissions. This is a free public event, supported by MMU and The Zochonis Charitable Trust, but places are limited so booking is essential. Please ...

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SCIBAR: Brain hacking: The science and ethics of tinkering with the mind – 30th May

This month’s SciBar will be the last in the 2016-17 series and is brought to you by Dr Nick Davis, senior lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Met: Brain hacking: The science and ethics of tinkering with the mind One of the greatest mysteries in science is the relationship between the brain and the mind. There are many ways to study the human brain, developed over the last couple of centuries. More recently scientists have developed ways to change the activity of the brain, which allow us to probe the brain as it works. Some of these methods may be useful ...

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Northern Residency: Performance, artworks, readings, conversations – 8th June

You are invited to: Northern Residency: Performance, artworks, readings, conversations 8 June, 2-6pm open space on the first floor of the Righton Building. Refreshments provided The artist’s residency is an opportunity to experience new places that provide the impetus for new work or a fresh engagement with an ongoing project. We will view and discuss work made during two residencies in the far north of Norway and Sweden. Please see the attached flyer for the programme. Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate Manchester School of Art

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HiP Event: Has Manchester Betrayed Its Radical Traditions? – 10th June

Thursday 15th June, 6.30pm – 8pm 70 Oxford St Free tickets and more information available here: https://radical-manchester-traditions.eventbrite.com Jonathan Schofield gives a potted history of Manchester’s incredible record of radicalism from the English Civil War through Peterloo, Chartism, Free Trade, Female Suffrage, Unemployed Protest in the Great Depression, the Mass Trespass, Clause 28 protests and on to 2017. But in the second decade of the 21st century is the fire still in the belly? Has the atomization of the digital world into global groups rather than local and regional put out those flames? In a time of great upheaval how come the ...

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HiP: ‌Shelagh Delaney’s Places: Double Bill Screening – 17th June

‌Shelagh Delaney’s Places: Double Bill Screening 17th June, 12pm – 6pm, Number 70 Oxford St Tickets: Free, and available at: https://delaney-double-bill.eventbrite.com This special one off double bill screening is part of the 2016/17 Humanities in Public Festival on the theme of ‘Greater Manchester and Northern Identity’ The event will present films of two screenplays by Salford-born Shelagh Delaney: her masterpiece, ‘A Taste of Honey’ (Dir. Tony Richardson, 1961) and the lesser known ‘Charlie Bubbles’ (Dir. Albert Finney, 1967). The films will be preceded with an introductory talk by Manchester Modernist Stephen Marland, and will be followed by a specially convened ...

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‌HiP: Manchester Voices – Launch Event – 22nd June

‌ Manchester Voices Launch Event – 22nd June 2017, 5-8pm, Exhibition – 22nd June 2017 – 31st August 2017 Manchester Central Library Tickets: Free, available at: https://manchester-voices.eventbrite.com Manchester Voices is an ongoing project investigating and celebrating the accents, dialects, and people of Greater Manchester. It looks at the ways in which our use of language makes us who we are and explores perceptions of the way we speak across the region. Following a successful tour of the ten boroughs in our Accent Van, we are launching an interactive exhibition where you can hear voices from across the region and listen to ...

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Change of Dates: 24th May

These two events, which were due to take place on 24 May, have been rearranged.  Please note the new dates: Seminar by Toby Heys – Unsound – Undead: Zombie sound theory 14 June, Righton Open Space, 13.30 – 14.30 note the change of time as well as date Part of the Faculty Researcher Development Programme Nothing Abandoned: Mishka Henner 21 June, 10-4pm Room: tbc For more information contact Rebecca Howard (bexhoward@hotmail.co.uk) All other Nothing Abandoned events (Sohie Woodward 31 May; Katy Deepwell 14 June; Katie Goodwin 28 June; Nina Power 5 July; Maria Fusco 12 July) will go ahead as ...

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Call for papers & participation: DESIGN 2018 – The 15th INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONFERENCE

This conference call may be of interest to colleagues in design (and Dubrovnik is beautiful). Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre Call for papers & participation DESIGN 2018 – The 15th INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONFERENCE May 21 – 24, 2018 Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, DUBROVNIK, Croatia ============================================================= Please, feel free to forward this message to interested people. ============================================================= The forthcoming DESIGN 2018 Conference will continue to be a great event founded on tradition and excellence. Although we live in a networked world communicating and exchanging ideas by emails, virtual meetings and social networks DESIGN 2018 conference will ...

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