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Selfie Citizenship Workshop

Thursday, April 16 2015, 9:30-16:00 The Shed, Digital Innovation, John Dalton West, Manchester Metropolitan University Chester Street, M1 5GD Registration for this is now open: bit.ly/selfiecitizenship The workshop brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines, fields and backgrounds to explore the notion of “selfie citizenship” — the growing use of the selfie-genre and, more broadly, the networked circulations of individual and group self-portraits for “acts of citizenship” (Isin 2008). In the recent years we have become accustomed to photographs of individuals with hand-written banners, as well as to various selfie memes and hashtag actions (#NoMakeUpSelfie, #WeAreAllClean, #SmearforSmear as well as #ICan’tBreathe, ...

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Unpacking Models of Practice as Research Symposium

23rd January 2014, 10:30 – 18:00 MIRIAD Open Space, Righton Building Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Campus Cavendish Street, M15 6BG Manchester, United Kingdom NWCDTP – http://www.nwcdtp.ac.uk MIRIAD: Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University In response to the new AHRC directive concerning the importance of practice as research – https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/uk/research-councils/2014/9/Practice-makes-perfect.html -this event is a post-graduate training day held at MIRIAD at Manchester Metropolitan University that explores a range of approaches to practice as research from practitioners and students in the Visual Arts, Music, and Performing Drama, Dance and Performing Arts pathways of the NWCDTP. Programme: 10:30-11:00: Arrive [Coffee] 11.00-11.15: ...

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The Fire & The Rose

You are all invited to the exhibition launch of ‘The Fire and The Rose’ as part of Asia Triennial Manchester 2014.    Preview: Wednesday 5th November 5pm-8pm  Vertical Gallery, Manchester School of Art Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BR   Artists: Sarah Lawton, Steve Dixon, Saoirse Higgins, Paul Booth, Jacqueline Butler, Alice Kettle, Paul Scott, Joseph Duffy, Gavin Parry, Tongyu Zhou, Jane Brake and John Aitken Curated by: Tongyu Zhou, Joe Duffy and Alice Kettle The Fire and the Rose presents the work by a group of twelve artists from Manchester School of Art. Inspired by their visits to Asian countries, ...

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MMU Teaching Awards

A MIRIAD member of staff, Amanda Ravetz, has been shortlisted for the 2014 MMU Teaching Awards in the category of best supervisor. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 13 May, one of the final corporate events for the SU team before they move to their new home on Cambridge Street. www.mmunion.co.uk/teachingawards  “

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Socially Conscious Craft

Exhibition Preview The Granary Gallery Saturday 22 March 2014 from 2pm http://www.berwickvisualarts.co.uk/whats-on/25/hidden-agenda-socially-conscious-craft A Crafts Council Collection exhibition, curated in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts and artist Doug Jones, ‘Hidden Agenda’ presents works by makers and designers who use craft as a platform for social comment and provocation. The exhibition includes works from the Crafts Council Collection by artists Jane Atfield, Stephen Dixon, Michael Marriott, Angela O’Kelly, Grayson Perry, Paul Scott, Lynn Setterington, Audrey Walker, Michele Walker and Lois Walpole alongside new work by Doug Jones and Karen Thompson. The exhibition will be launched by Annabelle Campbell, Head of Exhibitions and ...

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Wednesday Research Talks Programme Spring 2014

17.00 – 18.00 in the Open Space on first floor of the Righton Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BG Everyone is welcome All speakers are from the School of Art Enquiries: Dr Myna Trustram (m.trustram@mmu.ac.uk) Quick Diary 19 February – John Hyatt – Treacle Country: New landscapes of the imagination 26 February – Alnoor Mitha – Conflict and compassion. Contemporary visual culture from UK and Asia 12 March – David Haley – Patterns that disconnect: “… designing ecology into the city” 19 March – Myna Trustram – Each day at a time: Writing and collecting in mourning 26 March – Toby Heys – Martial hauntology 14 May – Philip Sykas – Serge ...

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