'Material Others and Other Materialities' Symposium
The topic of this symposium is the current relevance of questions of materiality and otherness to art and design disciplines. Some recent theoretical discourses, which have been widely referenced within debates in art and design, have emphasised relations between the body, the other and matter. On the one hand, biological or bare life has become political, while on the other, matter has come to be seen as possessing agency. The interest in the interrelation between embodiment and reason, which phenomenology highlights, has been extended into a focus on the intertwining of other intelligences and organisms, both artificial and animal, with our no longer wholly human lives. The aim of this symposium is to develop discussions about and around the ramifications of these discourses and issues for specific art, media and design-related practices.
A small donation of £5 (£2.50 students) is suggested for attendance at the symposium to cover the cost of refreshments: You will be able to make your donation at registration on the day.
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