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Anglia Ruskin University - Community Engagement

Friday, 12 May 2017 from 10:30 to 18:45 (BST)

Transformation: Mind, Body and Society

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Public symposium 

To accompany the exhibition by Annie Cattrell in the Ruskin Gallery, 21st April to 20th May 2017. Convened and chaired by Dr Marius Kwint, Reader in Visual Culture, University of Portsmouth.

             Universities seek to transform lives and societies through education and research. Annie Cattrell’s forthcoming kinetic public artwork on the exterior of Anglia Ruskin University’s new Science Centre will celebrate this ideal by its ever-changing appearance. But what does transformation mean in practice? How can it occur physically, socially and mentally? How have such processes of metamorphosis and flux been experienced, understood and represented? In this interdisciplinary symposium, leading researchers trace the theme of transformation through art, architecture, history, psychology, physics and biomechanics in engaging ways. This event is aimed at general, learning-oriented audiences, but will also be of interest to experienced scholars in the humanities, social sciences and the interaction of science and art.


Venue: Lord Ashcroft Building, Room LAB002

10.30: Registration and refreshments (provided)

11.00: Welcome: Helen Valentine, Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University

11.10: Steffen Lehmann (Professor of Sustainable Architecture, University of Portsmouth) Transforming Places

11.50: Annie Cattrell (Commissioned Public Artist, Anglia Ruskin University and Tutor, Royal College of Art)The Transformation Exhibition and Public Artwork in Context

12.30: Break (lunch available for purchase in ARU cafeterias and neighbourhood)


13.30: Sherria Hoskins (Professor of Psychology and Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth) Learning and Transformation: Changing Theories of Intelligence


14.10: Rohan McWilliam (Professor of Modern British History, Anglia Ruskin University) A Community of Strangers: Social Change in the Modern World


14.50: Refreshment break (provided)


15.20: Domenico Vicinanza (Senior Lecturer in Electronics, Anglia Ruskin University) and Genevieve Williams(Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics, Anglia Ruskin University) Music, Moving Bodies and Scientific Data


16.00: Marina Wallace (Emeritus Professor, University of the Arts London) Mutare Forma: Shapeshifters


16.40: Plenary discussion


17.00: Concluding remarks: Eamon Strain (Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Anglia Ruskin University)


17.15: Reception in the Ruskin Gallery


18.45: Close

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Anglia Ruskin University
East Road
Lord Ashcroft Building, LAB002
CB1 1PT Cambridge
United Kingdom

Friday, 12 May 2017 from 10:30 to 18:45 (BST)

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