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Workshop Opportunities at Marketplace Studios Stockport – Expressions of Interest

Marketplace Studios is an exciting new initiative from Manchester School of Art to provide start-up enterprise support to our creative graduates. We are leasing a 3 storey building from Stockport Council which has been refurbished to provide two floors of incubation space for our recent Art and Design graduates.  The ground floor will provide shop/gallery and project spaces to run courses for the general public. We are looking for Expressions of Interest for anyone who is interested in delivering short courses, workshops and masterclasses in all aspects of creative practice and are looking for expressions of interest from MMU graduates, staff and alumni who may be ...

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Delia Derbyshire Day 2016

Delia Derbyshire Day 2016 Sunday 17th January 17th, 5.30 – 8.30pm HOME Tickets are £8.50 full price £6.50 concessions £5.00 students. Click the link for more information and to book tickets through the HOME website or phone 0161 200 1500 for their box office open 12-8pm http://homemcr.org/event/delia-derbyshire-day-2016/ Please book in advance as this is a ticketed event and it will sell out. Delia Derbyshire Day is a special music and visual arts event celebrating the fascinating work and archive of Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001), a pioneer of electronic music, who is perhaps most famous for realising the iconic, original Dr Who theme in ...

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New Materialisms Reading Group 2016 Spring & Summer Terms

Research and Practice MA and PhD students from all disciplines are welcome to participate. Topic: The New Materialisms [NM], in their focus on the actions of cultural materials, and the relevance of NM theories for the creative arts. We will read a range of critical approaches, consider different theoretical positions, and influences. Foregrounded will be work by Feminist New Materialist thinkers who have advanced the theoretical area, such as Donna Haraway, Karan Barad, Rosi Braidotti, and Iris van der Tuin, in addition to a range of speculative realist thinkers, including Catherine Malabou, and theorists and philosophers of art and media ...

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Next MIRIADONLINE Group (MOG) Meeting

Wednesday, 13h January 2016, 3.15-4.15pm, First Floor of the Righton Building. The MIRIADONLINE Group (MOG) is an open forum for PGRs and staff to discuss and develop more considered approaches to the ‘academic’ Web. It is a forward looking, student-led initiative seeking to research and develop strategies for how MIRIAD might respond to current Web technologies, as well as instigate an uptake of inventive online approaches to support, enable and disseminate student and staff research to a wider academic community. If you use, or are interested in how you might use the Web and/or Social Media in your research then we’d ...

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Sex: Humanities in Public Festival 15/16

Spring Season January – March 2016 ‘Humanities in Public’ Festival returns for its third annual run! If you’re new to HiP, then we greatly look forward to meeting you. If you’re one of our 7,000+ regulars, then welcome back. ‘Humanities in Public’ is the research showcase of the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. Our aim is to introduce you to the research we do via a programme of topical events and activities that make you want to come join us and participate. The programme is open to absolutely everyone.

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Artful Prose

Applications are invited from students wishing to develop their writing and visual thinking through four workshops from January to April 2016. These are led by Amanda Ravetz and Myna Trustram. Guest speakers and workshop leaders have been invited: Professor Jackie Stacey (University of Manchester) Teresa Brayshaw (Leeds Beckett University) Per Roar (Choreographer) Sean Borodale (University of Liverpool) Sylvia Waltering (Manchester School of Art) The course is part of the NW Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership’s programme. Apply by 11 January 2016

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Aylan Kurdi: How a single image transformed the debate on immigration

Prof Jim Aulich, Dr Simon Faulkner and postgraduate researcher Ray Drainville from the Manchester School of Art have contributed to The Iconic Image on Social Media: A Rapid Research Response to the Death of Aylan Kurdi. It was immediately picked up by The Independent, The Guardian, Daily Mail, Yorkshire Post, Corriere della Sera, Press Association (Germany), AOL News, BT.com and the Irish Examiner. The report illustrates how a few tweets from journalists went viral to almost 20 million people around the world in just twelve hours. The report falls into four sections dealing with the social media response, political impact, ...

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Next MIRIADONLINE Group (MOG) Meeting

Wednesday, 16th December, 3.15-4.15pm, First Floor of the Righton Building The MIRIADONLINE Group (MOG) is an open forum for PGRs and staff to discuss and develop more considered approaches to the ‘academic’ Web. It is a forward looking, student-led initiative seeking to research and develop strategies for how MIRIAD might respond to current Web technologies, as well as instigate an uptake of inventive online approaches to support, enable and disseminate student and staff research to a wider academic community. If you use, or are interested in how you might use the Web and/or Social Media in your research then we’d welcome ...

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