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Peppered Moth publication book launch

The Outreach Department at Manchester School of Art would be delighted if you can join us for drinks and nibbles at our Peppered Moth publication book launch. Please extend this invite to any colleagues you may know would be interested. We would like a room full of creative, inspirational, communicators, practitioners and people so bring anyone who fits that description. – everyone is welcome! Please RSVP to Elle

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LiFE Salon: Fruitful Futures

LiFE Salon: Fruitful Futures – 18th October, 16:30 – 18:30 @ThePilcrowPub The LiFE ‘Living in Future Ecologies’ research group at Manchester School of Art will host an event to launch the book Fruitful Futures: Imaging Pomona and work from the Opiso City project with students from Manchester School of Art and ArtEz Institute for the Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands. Responses to Pomona Island will be showcased alongside thematic workshops from the New Generation: Design for Living Symposium at 16:30 on Tuesday 18th October at The Pilcrow Pub as part of Design Manchester. The Book Fruitful Futures: Imaging Pomona is a collaborative ...

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New Postgraduate Historical Journal for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

I would like to announce the launch of a new Postgraduate Historical Journal for the new Faculty of the Arts and Humanities. The aim of the journal is to give all PG students from MA up (and those within 1 year of completing) the opportunity to get involved in editing a journal, publishing short pieces of work, and acting as peer reviewers. We are looking for students to work on all aspects of the journal Information about the journal is going out to PG student in the coming weeks, but in the meantime I would be grateful if you could draw ...

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Mary Stark – Cassette and Digital Release of Live Film Performance: Ghosts of Industries Past

Fractal Meat Cuts has recently released a recording of one of my film performances, a very special one because it was the first time I explored sound and film performance. Perhaps you were there in the audience?  Summoning Ghosts of Industries Past rouses distant voices and clanking whirring obsolete machines amongst the dusty rafters and uneven floorboards of a former cotton mill in the city centre of Manchester. Loops of 16mm film showing men and women working in textile factories were given a live soundscape of industrial weaving machinery and songs relating to work with cloth and thread. Part of ...

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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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Adopt[ed] SlideShow

The ‘Adopt a slide’ team is organising an event enjoying, exploring and celebrating SLIDES. It is on the 29th of July between 3.00pm-6.00 pm in the MIRIAD open space. It is called Adopt[ed] SlideShow and will showcase readings from the contributions on the ‘Adopt a Slide’ blog, artworks and performances. There will also be artists making work during the event. We are hoping to show the importance of the slide collection at Manchester School of Art, how it can be used creatively and as a source of inspiration.

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Adopt a Slide: a participatory artwork

The Visual Resources Centre at Manchester School of Art is under imminent threat of closure. This outstanding visual and material resource, comprising 300,000 slides, documents over 50 years of responding to the needs and interests of teaching staff and students. Adopt a Slide is a blog-based participatory artwork designed to collect responses to the slide collection, in an attempt to demonstrate the unique potential of this resource as a physical entity. In a digital world, analogue technologies take on a different meaning and purpose. We believe they are more than just their digital equivalents. This is your chance to contribute ...

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