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Visual Culture Research Group Seminar

You are cordially invited to the first in a series of seminars hosted by the Visual Culture Research Group. The series airs fresh research in progress in order to generate discussion and feedback. Our first speakers are David Brittain on “The magazine art of non-art magazines” and Dr Rosemary Shirley on “Breathing Spaces: the smell of Britain’s National Parks”. The seminars take place on Wednesdays at 4.00pm in the MIRIAD Open Space. See attached poster for more information. If you are not able to join us on this occasion, the next seminar will be on the 18th May with speakers: Dr ...

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ASK Open Lecture by Professor Tom Jefferies

Stealthy Cities: Exploring the limits of contemporary globally informed urban space in the UK Wednesday 20 April BZ403, Benzie Building 5.30pm—6.30pm Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite. For further details see www.art.mmu.ac.uk/events/2016/ask-tom-jefferies/ ALL WELCOME. The current occupation density of the UK shows a 1600% variation across the country (between 14517 to 9 PPL/km2), yet there are continuities and connections across this range. These extremes reflect the deep penetration of the market into the UK housing landscape since policies from the 1980’s initiated the removal of balancing mechanisms between the public and private sectors in the provision of domestic space. This lecture will ...

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ASK Open Lecture by Professor David Crow

Wednesday 17 February BZ403, Benzie Building 5.30pm—6.30pm ALL WELCOME. Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite. Graphic Design is a relatively new discipline. Over its short history it has changed considerably and adapted to changes in Art & Design education driven by wider social and economic change. Professor David Crow attempts to take a snapshot of the current state of play from a number of perspectives and poses some questions for graphic design education as it looks to the future. David Crow studied Communication Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. He subsequently worked as a designer in London for Assorted iMaGes ...

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A Philosophy of Materialist Film

An ASK Open Lecture by Professor Felicity Colman Wednesday 13 January 2016 70 Oxford Street (former Cornerhouse) Lecture Theatre LB01 5.30 – 6.30pm This lecture will ask how we can speak of Materialist Film Practices as practices and theories that form matter into specific communicative modes. The talk will address the expressive span of definitions of “materialist film,” looking to some of the modes of filmic methodologies that define materialist film practices, with a focus on thehypotheticals offered by a New Materialist Film Philosophy, asking what constitutes “new,” what are the modelling tools that new materialist theory offer for screen analysis, and ...

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Art Seeks Knowledge

Dear colleagues I am delighted to announce a new professorial lecture series – Art Seeks Knowledge. Led by Professors and visiting Professors at Manchester School of Art, the series offers a snapshot of the breadth and depth of some of our research and practice at the cutting edge of our disciplines. Open to staff, colleagues, students and the wider public, the first event takes place on Wednesday 21 October: Professor Pavel Büchler What makes Art Contemporary 5.30pm – 6.30pm For more information and to book a free ticket please visit http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/research/ask/ Best wishes, Steve Hawley Professor Steve Hawley Associate Dean Research Acting ...

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Strategies of Thought 2015

This short series of lectures provide a focus on a range of theorists/writers in relation to specific themes. Rather than trying to map out the complex history of theoretical ideas, it is designed so that each week the focus is on one theme or idea seen through the work of a number of different theorists/writers. To help give focus to the subject there will be a main text each week that will give a foundation to some of the core ideas. The aim is to look at ways in which theories and ideas might be applied to a wide variety ...

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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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