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Monad Journal of Transformative Practice

Thursday, 9 November 2017 from 10:00 to 18:00 (GMT)

Monad Symposium and Journal Launch

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On Thursday 9th November we are holding a FREE one-day research symposium to officially launch the Monad project and journal at the University of Northampton, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology.

This event event will feature a selection of excellent speakers addressing various of forms of transformative practice in relation to progressive change. A detailed outline of the Monad project and journal can be found on our homepage. The event is FREE for the first fifty to register, so please click on the link below to register and secure your space. A lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Symposium Programme

10.00-10.45: Registration and coffee

(Newton Grand Hall, Newton Building, Avenue Campus, University of Northampton) 

10.45 Introductions

11.00 Panel 1 – Transformative Practitioners

Stephen Godfrey (Artist) & Cavan McLaughlin (University of Northampton)

Phototerragrams: Organic and photo-chemical collaborations with the earth.

Arte Artemiou (University of Northampton)
Imagining a Transformative Performative Education

Anne Crossey (Artist & Independent Scholar)
The Emperor is Wearing No Clothes: Clothing as metaphor in Thomas Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus

Carlos Ruiz Brussain (ERAM Escola Universitaria – University of Girona)
Nailing the Snake: Dealing with the elusiveness of liminal experiences in self-transformative creative practice and research.

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch and film screenings

2.00 – 4.00 Panel 2 – Transformative Practices

Luc Robene (University of Bordeaux) & Solveig Serre (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Negotiating borders between hegemonic culture and the restricted culture of subversion: How to write the history of the punk scene in France (1976-2016)?

Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson (University of Northampton)

Mindfulness questioned: Whose responsibility is our happiness?

Peter Duchemin (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Designing a Transformative Chronology: Experiments in calendar construction.

David Luke (University of Greenwich)
Psychedelics as Transformative Praxis

4.00 – 4.30 Coffee break

4.30 – 5.30 Panel 3 – Monad Journal Launch Discussion Panel

Roy Wallace (University of Northampton), Cavan McLaughlin, Carlos Ruiz Brussain, Helena Blakemore (University of East London), Luc Robene, Solveig Serre

Then, in the evening, after a few hours break for dinner and time to freshening up, our 'Transition' event format will be making a very special return to the Phoenix Bar in Northampton.

Special guests include: World-renowned author Alan Moore; legendary ska-punk band Inner Terrestrials; comedian, musician and writer Andrew O’Neill; and writer-poet Sophie Sparham.

To book your tickets for Transition (after party) visit:

About Monad:

The Monad project and journal, will function as a digital hub, archiving and sharing principles of ‘best practice’ for realising progressive change. We recognise that such change comes both from self-development and engaging with community. We also recognise, that transformative practice is not the domain of any single field or discipline. A good idea is evidenced by putting it into practice, and good practice, speaks for itself.

The Monad journal, is a transdisciplinary, open access (OA), scholastic journal focusing on contemporary practices (and practitioners) that engage in progressive individual and/or cultural transformation.

We aim to provide a digital publishing platform for practices, and practitioners, that actively seek to combat hegemony, challenge normativity and contravene conformity.

We seek authors, but not necessarily authorities. As part of our democratising principles, the project and journal will be radically inclusive. We will facilitate the discovery and dissemination of exceptional transformative practice by utilising the open-source model of shared and decentralised development, encouraging open-collaboration, but also recognising, individual authorship and achievement — thereby providing both individual and cultural benefit. (Better technologies and methods of transformative practice, and recognition of individual innovation and excellence, through a dedicated, transdisciplinary, publishing platform and archive).

Our mission is to seek out, publish and share — methods, models and makers of change.

All work will be judged entirely on its own merit. Affiliates and contributors may be from any background, with no minimum education levels, but the work itself will evidence expertise and innovation, in the area of interest it engages. When we refer to the content of this project as scholastic, we mean: implicitly educational.

Materials we seek to archive and share will include text-based articles, audio-visual works (e.g. short films and documentaries, video art, audio-visual presentations), audio-only works, or even, images with exegesis. As a guide, we are equally interested in the following fields:

• Transformative spiritual/religious practice

• Transformative artistic practice

• Transformative political practice

• Transformative scientific and clinical practice

  • Arte Artemoiou

    Arte Artemoiou

    Imagine a Day

    PhD Candidate

  • Helena Blakemore

    Helena Blakemore

    University of East London

    Senior Lecturer

  • Carlos Ruiz Brussain

    Carlos Ruiz Brussain

    ERAM Escola Universitaria - University of Girona

    Lecturer & Artist

  • Anne Crossey

    Anne Crossey

    Independent Scholar


  • Peter Duchemin

    Peter Duchemin

    Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • Steve Godfrey

    Steve Godfrey

    University of Northampton


  • Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson

    Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson

    University of Northampton

    Senior Lecturer in Psychology

  • David Luke

    David Luke

    University of Greenwich

    Senior Lecturer, Psychology

  • Cavan McLaughlin

    Cavan McLaughlin

    University of Northampton

    Co-founder Monad Journal

  • Luc Robene

    Luc Robene

    University of Bordeaux


  • Solveig Serre

    Solveig Serre

    CNRS Paris


  • Roy Wallace

    Roy Wallace

    University of Northampton

    Co-founder Monad Journal

Do you have questions about Monad Symposium and Journal Launch? Contact Monad Journal of Transformative Practice

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University of Northampton
Avenue Campus
NN2 6JD Northampton
United Kingdom

Thursday, 9 November 2017 from 10:00 to 18:00 (GMT)

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Monad Journal of Transformative Practice

Peer-reviewed open-access transdisciplinary online schoalstic journal focused on contemporary practice/practitioners that engage(s) in individual and/or cultural transformation.

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